Mask of Sorrow, a poem by Annalyn Neo Celeste at

Mask of Sorrow

Mask of Sorrow

written by: Annalyn Neo Celeste



2020 came with an attitude
Can you feel its magnitude?
Far & wide, longitude, latitude
I guess we are all screwed

Misconception, downplayed, confusion
World at large in suspicion
An invisible invasion, contagion
Oblivious contamination, transmission

Survival of the fittest, I deter!
Hoarding toilet paper, reveals character
Punching a fellow, a vacuous wrestler
Alike sentiment to dense antivaxxer!

Quarantine, solitude, trial of mentality
Resilience at its best circumvent insanity
Violating orders – thought of virus fugacity
Selfish intentions! A test to humanity

Crippled global industry, Economy’s declining
A catalyst, Recession, Depression arising
Divine universe discern our suffering
Affluent to impecunious – people are dying!

Sense the world swiftly shattering
Silent scream, havoc, vastly stifling
Yet strengthening faith an undertaking
While antidote is still brewing

Shall benevolence, peace unveil in thorough
Solidarity towards fresh tomorrow
Behind, evade such plague’s shadow
Anon! We’ll take off this Mask of Sorrow!

Annalyn Neo Celeste

Annalyn Neo Celeste

Annalyn Neo Celeste is originally from the Philippines, based in UAE. Ann is an adventure seeker, fitness enthusiast, history buff, with a big appetite for curiosity. She finds it very rewarding how her passions intertwined - flying & writing. Her fascination of poetry throughout her life serves as an inspiration to document her memorable experiences & exciting adventures globally in a poetic way, and also to pursue her dream of publishing her own book about being a globe trotter. Stay tuned as she writes on!
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