The rooster 🐓 croons, 🐦 pigeon coos and the sparrow chirps!
Oh! It's another day... what day is it? And what may be the date?
I neither can track the time, nor can I track the weeks!
The months come one after the other as I put up chunks of fat in my cheeks!
"Do I have to wake up?" was the uncertainty I had on most of the days!
Just to get on with the day, I needed to invent so many ways...
"Wake up mamma! I need choco milk," echoes a booming voice.
Reluctantly I get up, remembering my 9-5 job that pays!
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Milk tumbler in a hand, tea in another. I tend to the daughter who manages to be "The Flash!"
As the washing machine vibrates, making the racket of a sound...
I suddenly get a thought to write...something very profound!
But I haven't written in ages. The blog with all drafts, is buried in the ground!
As I start working, I hear a shrilly cry in my ear.
I say sorry and mute my conference call, only to learn - her painting page had a tear!
I go back to work with half mind, with daughter always ruling my time.
The new normal is for one and all, your struggle's not worth a dime!
Spacing out, lethargy and, the feeling to do nothing became a frequent routine.
The suggestions didn't help much - Vitamin c, multi vitamin supplements or the protein!
"Depression"- some labelled it so. Is it only due to Covid or was it dormant from long?
Is the new life a reason that it surfaced so strong!?
As I got used to the indoor life at a snail's pace,
I saw that many were productive and were running a race!
To me day after day it felt like life is stuck in a forever limbo...
I hoped for better times while watching and hearing the Covid induced jingo!
The crawling of the 🐜 ants, biting of a🦟 mosquito and the nimble cockroach 🪳.
Never did I observe the nooks and crannies of my home so much!
As I juggle between work, home, school, daughter, everything in between four walls on a spree.
I imagine myself sitting by the sea, sipping a tea, watching a sunset and breathing it free!
PS: I realized April is poetry month. I have been visiting many seasoned, wonderful poets as part of the challenge. I write poems myself, though I don't have knowledge of various poetic forms. I applaud all the poets I read who taught me so much! I only know about rhyme, rhythm and the feels. Hope you enjoyed reading it!
I am participating in Blogging from A-Z challenge 2022 and this is my J post. I am taking up this challenge after many years as I want to talk about Covid life and the daughter diaries!
Some interesting blogs you can visit:
http://pepperroute.com/ (a delicious blog)
https://waffle-with-wendy.blogspot.com/ (quirky and creative writing style. You wont regret spending time :) )
https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.com/ (a very interesting tale of coffee)