One day I hear
We should all-clear
Be at home cozy
Read a million stories
After a month I thought
Oh! No work all play is a great way!!
Holidays throughout the year dancing frolicking through the house
Now wondering when I will get out.
Day and night I tried figuring out how
I started missing school then I knew something was new!
Was it good was it bad I asked my dad
He said there was a virus
Oh I was shocked!
Thought I was being mocked?
I asked him, again and again,
I realized it was not a joke
I was about to choke!
One year went by
All the things went online
I sat gloomily waiting for it to become a dream
I learned many things like to cook and read a book
Even if it’s fun I can’t wait for it to be done
// This poem has been penned by 11-year-old Sehar Kaur and was recited by her at the Children’s Poetry Open Mic on Mental Health organized by WICCI National Mental Health Council in association with Beyond the Box on 18th September 2021 //