The Covid crisis in India
It is heartbreaking beyond belief
Seeing the sick starved of oxygen
Unparalleled, devastating grief

Unimaginable suffering
Unaided, gasping for every breath
Suffocating out in the fresh air
The pandemic causing so much death

Feeling helpless, useless, overwhelmed
There must be help sent and very quick
This disaster is a worldwide threat
We need to help all those who are sick

We raise funds and aid in our millions
In sad times of famine or disease
Watching from thousands of miles away
We all respond to desperate pleas

We need to send aid to India
Oxygen, medicine and vaccine
This pandemic is a worldwide problem
The worst that I have ever seen

This pandemic is todays concern
Affecting the world and all mankind
When we have it under control
Another emergency we will find

We need to think about our planet
Greenhouse gases and air pollution
The world seems to turn the other cheek
Never comes up with a solution

We need to protect the ozone layer
Stop losing oxygen at high speeds
Take a moment and imagine our world
Starved from the oxygen that it needs 

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julie callaghan

Sat 1st May 2021 09:54

Thanks for the likes, Hugh, Ghazala and Stephen G. Thanks also for the kind comment. Upsetting scenes indeed.

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 30th Apr 2021 16:58

An impassioned poem, Julie. It really captures the urgency of the situation and its global reach. The pictures that we are seeing are harrowing.

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