Me and My Environment: A Lockdown Experience
Never had I noticed before,
The beauty of my dusty backyard,
Until I had to confine myself,
To the four walls of my house.
The unstoppable athlete, ticking away,
Who never lets anyone stop him,
Slowly started making me feel bored.
Life was nothing but a bird locked in a cage.
But this boredom didn’t last for long,
For I was now busy
Making my walls
Lively and Happy.
It was then that I noticed
How wonderful and tranquil my backyard was.
The real beauty, which I failed to notice,
Of the dusty, sad place.
I never again felt the loneliness
I felt when surrounded by four walls
Lockdown made me realize
How beautiful our life was.
Now I wake to birds chirping,
I am greeted by cats and their kin
And I am gifted by smiles
From my very own small home.
The plain walls are now filled with smiles
The dusty backyard is a wonderful home
For the chirping birds and charismatic cats
And once in a while a screaming crow.
Lockdown is nothing
But loads of fun
And the bird of my life
Now flies with unstoppable wings.
Written by Abhitha Rajesh
Best Submission- Left, Right and Centre- July 2020