A recap and recount of pandemic lockdowns worldwide

Humans have long trespassed
and destroyed animal territories,
Humans have poached
And selfishly encroached
upon animal habitats,
cutting down trees
to build human habitations.

Now the tables have turned
Humans are quarantined  in house arrest

while some lie sick in bedrest
So animals not usually seen are having a fields day
roaming upon roads,
crossing the streets.
Reclaiming the once jungle lands,
that had been turned into concrete urban jungles.

It's better that busy humans now become photoholic
than forever queueing in lines of heavy traffic.
Without human pollution, nature is all the more photogenic.

Mother nature all a creation of God has now had many of us grounded
as she gives us a hiding
while we go into hiding.
Extraordinary turn of events indeed! !

In several countries round the world:
Discos and casinos vacated
Pubs and nightclubs evacuated
Bars shutdown for lockdown
People are behind bars instead of guzzling beer in bars
and instead of animals behind bars.

Humans compelled to hibernate
so animals busted their cell gate
Priorly animals were in an enclosure .

Now they are getting free exposure

Self-centred humans cared mostly about themselves
but now the animal kingdom is the cynosure.
Animals were shut in cages and now human activity is under similar closure.

Ah, this corona crisis!
Is all this mercenary stasis
for humans a roasting nemesis?

A heavy price to pay for rapacious carelessness and arrogance
where humans acted like they are in control, like they are controllers of this planet
and they could do anything they wish with it.
It's ignorance to think all this is mere coincidence.

Im relieved our Islamic prayers can be said any place, anywhere
to kneel and bow to the one true real sustainer of the universe.
We need to invoke and supplicate to the creator who is still in control...
as prayer can really truly prevent fear anxiety and panic in such scary timeshttps://youtu.be/pQf4qIju0_E


  • Doggerel Dave

    I will prioritise the first and penultimate stanzas and vote for the rest. Double thumbs up for all of it, s.z

  • rosiedm

    Great words about the planet habitats etc and how we are most proberbly being punished as it's stated in the bible .there will be great suffering was spoken by many visonaries and that we all will be rewarded !!
    India is in turmoil If I was a multi millionaire Id gladly help buy the oxygen they so badly need.

    • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

      Aww that was a very nice noble thought for poor India, many countries had similar numbers or higher including the U.S, and others but not many had shortage of oxygen.
      Thanks so much for your fine great thoughts on this. Will like to read from yours poems too shortly

      • rosiedm

        Thanks .yes its a world now that's turned in on itself we all our in a in going war .I live in northern Ireland a small place in co. Armagh. About 24 miles from Belfast city 2 weekends ago our lovely scenic mourne mountains took fire caused by some uncaring people it hurt to see such a disastrous thing happen to slieve donard and all neighbouring mountains it took over 3 days by firefighters to get hold of it. But i thought of all the birds and their babies and all the wildlife in pain It really made me so sad .And it was not a natural cause which then made me so angry all over the world earthquakes wreck towns and kill so many and in Ireland we are lucky where we are situated escaping climate disasters but still some evil person can set a fire that will burn down an entire forest and destroy their very own beautiful place to visit. Now nobody can go there no ramblers no walkers no families it will take years to recover. So yes I do believe we will.all get our rewards at the end .keep writing it does us good😊

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      • Teddy.15

        Covid-19 has been a very large wake up call to all. You have used your voice in the best way through words

      • L. B. Mek

        'It's better that busy humans now become photoholic
        than forever queueing in lines of heavy traffic.
        Without human pollution, nature is all the more photogenic.'
        nice bit of poetry, in what is essentially an SA level deep-dive case study of covid-19..
        an important message, I truly appreciate the research and dedication
        thanks for sharing!

        • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

          Thanks soo much for your appreciation of nature and caring for animals comment. Best wishes, and i wish to read from you too.

        • jarcher54

          I love your thoughtful observations here... I fear most of us will return to relentless exploitation of the earth and its bounty for personal heedless pleasure and aggrandizement. People are already returning to constant air travel, the most pollutive, wasteful use of resources. Traffic is back, and all the noise and construction and human expansion. Bless the creatures and you for your hopefulness.

          • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

            I was thinking the same, we humans can't hold back on our rapacious abuse of the planet for long ahh. But maybe a year and a half of lockdown did some repair and benefit the hard way. Thanks soo much for your great wise comment!! I want to read yours as well.

          • Andy Hunter

            Both my wife and I loved your poem as we share your sentiment on the rights of our animal kingdom to share our planet Good message well written

            • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

              Aw I'm super happy you showed it your wifey as well,. Thanks soo much for your great comment, it shows your cares and concerns for the planet and animals!

            • rrodriguez

              This is a very revealing and relevant poem. You've adroit captured and expressed the current crisis in your poem. I ejoyed reading it and was impressed with your knowledge and positve attitude toward our planet. Thank for expressing concern. Be safe. I'll look forward to reading more of your poems.

              • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

                Thanks soo much for your fine comment showing your concerns as well and cares for the planet. Stsy safe too and best wishes,

              • myself and me

                Human, the worst enemy of Nature. Greedy is the long lasting Pandemic in human history without cure.
                Well penned.

              • ron parrish aka wordman

                a change of pace for sure

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