Corona Warriors - The Dragon Slayers
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An Ode to All the Corona Warriors who came in different forms – Doctors, Nurses, Hospital and Testing staff, Municipal Workers, Drivers, Delivery boys and girls and others who braved the deadly pandemic to keep us safe within our homes. Though I have written the verse alluding to warriors in the female form as ‘nightingale’ – it encompasses every warrior of whichever gender !
Corona Warriors – The Dragon Slayers
Entered the spiky monster from the shadowy netherworld
Riding on the back of a sinister bat and batman, Catching the monarchs, monks and ministers in slumber
Woke they up, some in the arrogance of their invincibility, Others wiser but unsure of their means and ability
Some took to the mic with shrill rhetoric of power And some went to the balcony with tong and hammer, Even as the demon kept felling the kings and tramps without even a tremor
But beyond all this, rose ‘she’, though not of Florence, the ‘nightingale’
Without an armour and a shield, Only on wings of her courage – bounden to serve, For her sacred deeds, made of steel nerves
As the spiky one started baring its teeth, scary and violent, She rose to fight him armed only with grit and intent
He became fiercer, testing her patience and pain with injury, But she had sized him up, and now unleashed her wrath and fury
Like Durga who had had enough, she ripped into the brigand, To dent and blunt the spikes – almost felling the fiend
As he tries to twist and turn to a new form and body at his whim, She is now ready with an arsenal of antibody to tear into him
The diabolical demon will soon be demolished by science, But also by her valour, sacrifice and pre-science.