love in the time of coronavirus

Our love in the time
of coronavirus is
thousands of miles away,

my tourist visa got
cancelled before it sees
the light of another Indian day,

his feet are planted,
prohibited to fly to Malaysia’s sky,
because it is safer that way,

in the end, perhaps, nation
gates are needed to be locked
to keep the virus at bay,

regardless of the many
hearts sleeping on empty beds,
dreaming on sadness’ sleigh,

regardless of some pair of hands
burdened but enduring,
without home-arms to rest and stay,

like our love in the time
of coronavirus, parted
thousands of miles away,

but we are both here
filled with more love,
blessed on our own way,

at the back of our
surrendered hands—
a constant prayer,

to be inside a
single roof together,
one day. One day.

Note: Title inspired by the classic novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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35 thoughts on “love in the time of coronavirus”

      1. Oh my goodness…Congratulations and best wishes…may God bless you both SO ABUNDANTLY ❤ If you can, email me details–big wedding? Who's the fortunate groom? You know, Everything! 🙂 Only if you're comfortable sharing, of course 🙂

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      2. Thanks much–I’m all weepy with joy for you, but sad for the temporary separation…I will pray fiercely for God to move the mountain! ❤

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  1. Heaven knows how many such stories are to be written on the pages of this time in history… loved ones separated, people dying without family near, people stranded on cruise ships and military ships at sea… Prayers for all whose lives are suspended in time.

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  2. To be parted like that must be so hard… I wonder when borders will open again, sometimes I think we are using tools that are damaging without having a lot of effects. I read the opposite on the BBC about people being locked up together after just dating very briefly…

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