I had thought..
Since this was a crisis so large in magnitude
Spread throughout the world, affecting multitudes
The world would have no choice but to fight
The enemy as one, countries would be forced to unite
Race, religion, borders this enemy does not respect
Humankind everywhere is reeling from its cataclysmic effect
When solving this conundrum seemed to be a goal for all
Naïvely I thought- united we would stand, divided we would fall…..
I now see…
A world polarized, a world divided
Faith being placed in messages misguided
Finger-pointing more rampant than ever before
The Virus has exposed our differences to the core
Instead of the society being unanimously galvanized
To fight the pandemic, in an era of being hyper-globalized
We are choosing to divide ourselves by our beliefs
Trying to place blame somewhere for a false sense of relief
In this era of unprecedented connectivity
We are discovering our predilection for selectivity…
It saddens me to see the world so divided today
The clear stream of reason seems to have lost its way
Being a physician I see that the crisis we now face
Is a challenge to our species, the entire human race
This is a war, and how many wars were won
By creating internal rifts, was there even one?
By sharing research findings, experience, expertise
Through every possible medium, to treat this formidable disease-
Scientific communities are united in their fight
Humbly I suggest from them we gain insight
As societies and nations- forget our differences, forget about blame
We are all afraid, we are all hurting, we are all the same..