Food, shelter, clothing once,
vaccine, bed, oxygen now.
Without food one may live for a while
not without oxygen, medical now.
Shelter not absolute need then too
pavements, parks, bus stations helped.
Gandhi Ji showed how to minimise requirements
one may sleep on floor, not when Corona visits.
Wonder often how we faced calamities ---
sudden surge in numbers baffling, choking, paralysing!
Who to blame?
Leaders, followers, masses, congregations...
how silly, hollow-headed folks are we
never caring for next moment, inviting invisible killer.
Death never had such a gala time in ages!
Times haven’t changed, headless brutes
unmindful of self, others, society, nation.
Thrill of blame game --- endgame for humanity!
Easy to count stars in sky, not dropping leaves
no room even to bury the departed...
If this isn’t holocaust, what else is?