The socio-economic fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic has been highest on women, who are juggling an ever-increasing burden of responsibilities.
The world is in a state of pandemonium
She stands erect, as the custodian
Of her family, fiercely protective
Managing somehow to stay productive
Juggling virtual meetings, virtual schooling and more
Conjuring new tricks to keep children from getting bored
Whipping up meals varied and nutritious
Obsessing over symptoms of illness suspicious
Spending time and energy in taking precautions
To prevent the dreaded illness, to the point of exhaustion
Multitasking has now been elevated to a level new
Between zoom meetings there is household work to do
In her pre-pandemic life, work-life balance was difficult to achieve
That things could get worse, she might not have previously believed
Now work-life separation has been effaced
Her dining table has become her new workplace
Yet hurtling down the roller-coaster of her day
Reeling from fatigue, she has this to say-
Her family is safe and healthy-that’s all that counts
Every other obstacle, she is willing to surmount..
In these trying times, it’s essential to find gratitude
To all the superwomen out there, this is my tribute..