We Live In Fear, poetry by Tijan Sanutee Kabbah Jr. at Spillwords.com

We Live In Fear

We Live In Fear

written by: Tijan Sanutee Kabbah Jr.


A young creature of 19 called –
Coronavirus has claimed lives
leaving the fewer with dread
so we live in fear.

Retiring to be continued
I weave farewell to my bed
to continue my daily regularity
where a magazine is a breakfast

Unfortunately, I pick up a wrong magazine,
a magazine that speaks of COVID-19
COVID that inks a mope in my head
ahead that reads through in slough of despond
to eye an imagination that penetrates lives in despair and untimely

Untimeliness that has created a vacuum
of loneliness & pain in me
the pain of distress which has eaten
away my hope
but death is not an optional answer to the distresses

So I pray
May God captained our narrow ship
through this misery
May God lead our scarier hearts
to the promised land.

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