Nations pray

Ismail Osman, Athlone

Suddenly, the whole world’s eyes are open

Many are dying, many hearts are broken.

Those haughty and arrogant must now realise

That this virus is a Blessing in disguise

It affects you regardless of your status

Whether you are insignificant or the world’s greatest

It asks not of your colour or your race

It just pounces upon you, staring you in the face

Whether you are tough or whether you are tender

Male or female it ask not of your gender

The virus has reached our shores today

Though we may try to wish it leaves and goes away

Epidemiologists are busy trying to find a cure

Whether they will succeed, none of them are sure

The whole world has now to collectively start to pray

That this virus must surely not be here to stay

That the nations who are all living in fear,

For God to answer our prayers and make this virus disappear!