The Irony of life!
‘the city that never sleeps’
is now asleep,
‘center of romance’
lives in echos.
‘the eternal city’
Disney is out of magic.
London is caged in silence,
the Queen speaks to her people from a hidden room.
Mecca is empty!
‘stone the devil’.
The Chinese wall is no longer a fortress.
The G8 nations are speechless.
The developed World suddenly on its knees.
Stadiums are filled with unfilled spaces.
Become so silent
That they dare not
The anointing oils
Are no longer effective.
Holy water becomes
Our pastors that
On body guards
Now depend on
God Almighty alone.
The busiest places at present were hitherto the most dreaded:
The famous Football Leagues,
the Fashion Shows,
Festivals all lost to memory.
Celebrities have run out of celebrations.
Privileged Positions are stale.
With all our boastful
we cannot step out of our houses.
With all our savings in gold and cash,
we can only buy food to eat and toilet papers to take care of the waste.
We usually went to watch animals in cages,
now animals roam our empty streets,
watching us in our ‘cages’.
With our expensive clothes and shoes,
our house clothes and pyjamas are the latest fashion.
AND despite all these ‘oddities’…
the World still goes on;
the sun still shines;
the birds still sing.
When this long night finally gets over and a new day sets in,
let us not forget the lesson of the long night –
that the only essential is LIFE, the rest are but dispensable prefixes and suffixes –
ONLY GOD REMAINS THE MOST POWERFUL.