Once Upon a Time


Once upon a time, everything was normal.
Startling arrival of Corona, life became abnormal.
Once upon a time, we used to chill.
Startling arrival of Corona, fast moving life came to stand still.
Everyone is expecting to get back to normal life.
“Life is not willing to get back to normal,” it seems.
Enough precaution required for everyday survival.
Corona virus is the latest and biggest rival.
Once upon a time, roaming here and there was habit.
“Quarantine” is the general concept, due to COVID.
Once upon a time, weekend enjoyment was at peak.
Sudden arrival of Corona, enjoyment is now weak.
Let’s hope for that “Once upon a time” to come soon.
We all are waiting for that noon…

– Ashish Kumar

Usual to Unusual…



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Everything in life was going normal.
Just like “Business as Usual.”
Morning to evening and till night.
Every day was like a fight.
Weekend was one which we used to like and wait.
As it was a formal way to take a break.
Exploring nearby and far places in the vicinity.
Provided a way to find serenity.
Going out was a normal course of business.
Be it for work, tea/kulhar or tapri tea, shopping or movie.
Our face used to thrill with positive expression.

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The freedom of roaming here and there no more lasts.
As the world suddenly suffered the “Corona” blast.
Weather of world has changed in startled way and direction.
Work from home and social distancing is the new evolution.
Life is no more “usual” now.
Surviving in this pandemic is the priority now.
We don’t know how much it will last.
As the world is suffering from the “Corona” blast.
Life is no more “business as usual.”
As life has changed suddenly from “usual to unusual”.
As life has changed suddenly from “usual to unusual”.

– Ashish Kumar

Welcome the Weekend…


Seven days in a week…
Monday morning is lazy.
Friday evening is crazy.
Moment of joy on Friday evening is immense.
Weekend is about to arrive in few minutes.
Leave the work load aside.
Welcome the weekend with joy.
Enjoy the time with full enthusiasm.
Don’t forget to add sarcasm.
Let’s be crazy for these two days.
It gives relaxation from hectic five days.
Live, love and release your stress.
Don’t take new stress.
Be crazy and dance.
Two days are for new chance.
Chance of happiness and enjoyment.
Be ready…
Leave the work load aside.
Welcome the weekend with joy.

Ashish Kumar