The World Quarantined

For all that
we had taken for granted,
We have come to realize
the price,

The abandoned streets,
the deserted roads,
Our impassable Paradise,

Now here we are,
Locked in our abode
with nowhere to go,

Who thought
of the apocalypse,
To be a boring amigo,

Everyday is as monotonous
as its neighbour,

It’s time we stop
Naming them altogether,

Everything we dreamt of
Upon us is destined,

With internet, food and books
We are quarantined!

Routine is our new dream,
With places to go,

Busy we crave,
Mondays we look for
In a morrow,

Those meets, those people,
We yearn it all,

We desire to wake up
To a world
That is normal,

No lockdowns, no isolations,
Nothing to shadow box with,
An ordinary day, a gleaming Sun,
A place filled with hustles
And happiness therewith…

– Swati Prakash


  1. How apt!
    You couldn’t have written this more eloquently.
    Amidst the gloom and doom, this was like a breath of fresh air.
    Please do us a favour and keep writing. Incredible! 🙂

  2. Would it be wrong to say it’s beautiful, because of the subject that it’s based on? Nonetheless, very well written. It perfectly sums up everything that we’re currently going through.

  3. The value of words in this is world is less appreciated. yet they are the most valuable thing in the world. not everyone can use them appropriately like you do, Swati. Impressed with your words of wisdom. thoughtful. all the best for your upcoming poets anfld stories. keep writing. keep engaging.

  4. Very well thought out and penned 👍🏻
    You surely have superb life long companion….The Words!
    Way to go 😊

  5. Beautifully converted current frame of mind into words.. Looking forward to your upcoming writings..Best wishes 👍👍

  6. Beautifully converted current frame of mind into words.. Looking forward to your upcoming writings.. best wishes 👍👍

  7. Very well written 👌🏻
    Hope to see the situation to be normal soon…
    Keep writing…

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