A LOVE STORY AMIDST CORONA – Malakshmi Borthakur

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A Love Story Amidst Corona

Written By : Malakshmi Borthakur , India 🇮🇳

Milly met Willy through her social media account,
After some chit chats, both felt a growing bond.

Milly was simple, innocent and unlike the other girls
She had beautiful hair mostly kept in curls.

Willy vowed to save her innocence from any entity real or fake,
Soon they felt the urge to meet in person for happiness sake.

They lived in two cities far by a thousand miles,
Yet never failed to shower on each other multiple smiles.

Willy scratched his head, thinking of a way for them to meet,
And devised a foolproof plan, as means to greet.

He suggested her to go for a vacation along with her family
And promised, he would be near her facing all hurdles merrily.

They never predicted at that time, any obstacles would keep them separate,
That moment both of them just thought of meeting, and was quite desperate.

She humbly approached her dad, and expressed desire to go for a vacation,
Milly said, she wanted a change from all life’s monotonous commotion.

Her dad pinched himself to make sure, he wasn’t in bed dreaming or awake,
He couldn’t believe it was all real, and felt Milli’s idea was a sugarless cake.

He was puzzled when his nerdy daughter insisted, on going for an untimely trip !
But his heart melted, seeing tears flowing from Milly’s eyes so deep.

Milly and Willy never realised, that fate had also devised a plan on its own,
And as expected, fate played a prank on them treating them both as his pawn !

Due to an impending threat, Government stopped foreigners to her town
All flights were cancelled and Willy returned from the airport, with his head down.

Milly’s hope was shattered and she was heartbroken
Their well planned meet failed as her nation was panic stricken.

To lessen her pain, Willy wiped her tears through the video chat in computer screen,
And consoled her saying, they would meet in summer, giving an excited scream.

Milli looked at him frowning, and asked him to shut up, and bury his plans in tomb,
She told, if she would suggest one more plan to dad, he will surely put her back to her mom’s womb !

Milly was sure even if she tried convincing her dad with a honeycomb,
Fate could possibly again strike their meeting place, throwing an atom bomb !

Thus destiny wasn’t favouring them, like most other long distance relationships,
Though their love was strong, pure and honest enough to face all hardships.

Soon Milly realised, her new fear was turning out to be true,
A new threat had emerged worldwide without any clue !

The entire globe got gripped and locked by the newly emerged Corona virus,
Making public tremble, sad and making their emotions oblivious.

Amidst the Corona era, the love of Willy and Milly couldn’t withstand as bold,
Their pure and innocent love kept living, only within the virtual world.

Corona allowed them affectionate gestures only with signals from WiFi,
The virus had become so strong that these poor lovers couldn’t ever defy.

A sigh of her heart exchanged to Willy through her computer a ‘hi !’,
Willy replied pale, with a smiling emoji similar to the Jasmin faded and dry.

Both of them till today log into their devices in morning with a sigh,
And end up in midnight with ‘see you honey !’ and a ‘bye !’

©®Malakshmi Borthakur, 2020, Lucknow (U.P.), India.

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