2021: when birthdays aren’t ‘Less’ than any reason to celebrate!
The emptiness outside screamed at us, but it was voiceless,
Lives that have been turned upside down, seem countless.
The perennial worriers are learning how to be fearless,
Life-from-home helped those reconnect who were faithless.
Masked people still try to look good despite being rendered faceless,
Keeping distances nurtured human connections but they were nameless.
As death came knocking in our neighborhood, the circus of life seemed pointless,
The poorest among us were those without friends and not those who were penniless.
While we try to forget what has happened during this time, finding ways not to get restless,
The lessons learned and the memories created will forever remain priceless.