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Little Minney’s Lockdown Musings

Little Minney’s Lockdown Musings

written by: Dr. Aparna Ajith


Days were meant to be wasted
Little Minney did nothing but waited.

Her tiny dreams faded
It was corona that shaded.

She yearned for the days that were bright
The quarantine made her days as dark as night.

What is in this social distance?
Is this a system of corona resistance?

Little Minney could not bear the murky mask
It was indeed a tiresome task.

Gone were her thrilling days of uniform
Coming are the boring days of online platform.

Little Minney detested this lengthy vacation
She hated the spiky corona for this vocation.

“Go Corona, Go Corona” slogans everywhere.
Little Minney counts her days in scare.

Hey Corona, how ruthlessly you give this fate?
Little Minney screamed out of hate.

Little Minney dreamt of her nation
battling in the battle of isolation.

Little Minney worried of being a corona prey
She let herself shut in room always to pray.

Little Minney wishes to flee from the quarantine fiend
So that she can blend with her darling friend.

Dr Aparna Ajith

Dr Aparna Ajith

Dr. Aparna Ajith is a bilingual writer who loves to dwell in the world of words. She has completed her PhD in English from Central University of Rajasthan. Her area of specialization is Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. Her interest lies in Creative writing, Gender, Diaspora, Film and Culture studies. She holds a Master degree in English Literature (UGC- NET qualified) from University of Hyderabad (2012) and Post Graduate Diploma degree in Communication and Journalism from Trivandrum Press Club (2014), Kerala. She has presented papers in national and international conferences. She has published articles in journals and edited anthologies of national and international repute. She serves as the honorary representative of Kerala state in the advisory council of Indian Youth Parliament, Jaipur Chapter since 2015. Being a freelance journalist, she has translated and written articles for the Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala.
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