The invisible enemy attacks, catching people unawares
mutating and multiplying, wreaking havoc worldwide.
Donned in their PPE kits,
helping hands of healthcare workers reach out,
round the clock, on their feet without a break.
The hospitals are nothing less than a war zone
people manoeuvring in a frenzy,
scurrying for the ventilators, injections and medicines.
The air feels heavy with burden of anxiety and fear
gloom pervades the corridors.
Their hearts heavy, carrying the grief
of the brave souls who succumb.
But there is no time to grieve
for more are in the line, calling for help.
Trepidation sets in each evening, as they return home.
Despite scrubbing and sanitising themselves,
they hesitate to hug their vulnerable family.
They are thankful for their masks and shield,
as they hide the tears of helplessness, many a time.
Fatigued, yet these warriors fight relentlessly
to make a difference, to save another life!
A beautiful tribute to the real heroes who have made the most valiant sacrifices in the war against the pandemic.
Eloquently expressed tribute to the heroic healthcare workers, Radhika! Congratulations on its publication. Wishes for speedy recoveries all over India! <3