Poetry

EASTER AMIDST CORONA By Izunna Okafor

Written by Editor

Novelty

Novelty

Novelty

All is novelty.

Easter is here 

The much awaited Easter

For our Christ is risen

Where are the Christians?

Our churches are empty

Some even are locked

As if the Christ himself 

Had failed to resurrect.

Our hands are coated

Our mouths are tied

How do we celebrate?

As we’re banned from gathering

hugging and shaking.

Yes the Christ is risen

But we’re still in rue

Mourning and shivering

Like in the day of crucifixion.

Our hearts jiggle

And our lives at risk

An unwelcome visitor is here

His arrival changed them all.

His name is corona virus

A voyager

A product 

An inventor

all the way from China.

Easter without communion

Easter without congregation

Easter without conviviality

Novelty to the credit of another.

Corona corona corona!

That’s all we hear

That’s all we fear

Even on the day of resurrection.

Our sermons, our prayers 

All pay allegiance to corona

Corona hodgepodges our Easter.

Corona pilfers our days.

Corona is ubiquitous

Corona is pestiferous

Easter amidst corona

All is novelty 

and only but just a novelty.

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.