THE UNFORESEEN TRAUMA: Poem by Dr. K. Sarojadevi

Painting: Swarna Chitrakar/Courtesy: SMITHSONIAN CENTRE FOR FOLKLIFE & CULTURAL HERITAGE

The unforeseen trauma
Haunts me in isolation
Threatens my Kith and kin
To be aware of the virus
Beware of the virus

Don’t know how to
Cope with this
Disastrous microbe

Ironically,
it’s an open prison
Can’t seek a warm hug
Can’t have a consoling touch

Really, being a Covid positive
Makes one feel like An Orphan
Experiencing an unknown stigma
Undergoing an unforeseen trauma

Humanity comes across
A strange calamity
The invisible virus
Decomposes the composed

The wailing of the mankind
Knows no bounds
Hope is a mirage
Survival is a miracle!

Poem by Dr. K. Sarojadevi

About the Poet

The author of the poem is Dr. K. Sarojadevi, a Professor of English from Andhra Pradesh. Besides being a poet, she is a content writer, columnist, editor, translator, academician and research supervisor. She presented and published research papers at national and international conferences and journals. She authored two books entitled Ethical intimations in the select Inter-war American Fiction and Vocabulary for Verbal Ability. She is serving Research India Foundation as an executive board member of Research India Resource Support Centre.