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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 an academician and a creative writer who dabbles in the world of prose and verse. She was awarded Ph.D. 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. Being a freelance journalist, she translates and writes articles for the Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala. She has presented papers at various national and international conferences. She has published articles in journals and edited anthologies of national and international repute. Her creative pieces have found space in ezines and blogs. She was awarded Panorama Global Youth Literary Award 2020. Her maiden anthology of poems entitled 'Musings of Venus' was published recently. She enjoys sailing through the exhilarating and exhausting moments with her darling baby, Anvik Sujeeth who gives life to many of her poetic scribblings. Having lived in three Indian cities and a hamlet, she soars high in the sky of artistic imagination wielding out of her realistic and diasporic impressions.
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