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My Letter to Coronavirus!

Dear Coronavirus, 

Firstly, I would like to thank you! Why? Because you have

given me an opportunity to write this letter which will be my

first ever open conversation with a virus. Isn't that wonderful! 


Let me first introduce myself to you. I am an honest and easy-

going girl, neither exceptional nor outstanding. Do not

mistake me for a social worker and not gonna lie, ever since I

was a kid, I have always tried to see the bright side of life

even during my gloomy days. But ever wondered why

I would write such a letter to you? Let me tell you... 


Well, firstly, I am just exhausted sitting at my home every day

because of the lockdown and curfew and secondly, wouldn’t it

be insane writing a letter to a virus!? So, here I am.

I write this on behalf of all Homo sapiens alive at this very

moment. We, humans since the time of evolution have

drastically advanced in the fields of technology and medicine.

There is a lot of ambiguity when I think you, because I don’t

know what you truly are, your source of origin and much

more. Nevertheless, in our carefree lives, you just broke in

and interrupted our daily routine and flamboyant lifestyle.

You’re like the black storm clouds that block us from seeing

the moon. From our sources of entertainment to the food we

eat, we have changed everything to conquer you. Though you

are just fifty nanometres, you have unleashed a crisis in our

world. Therefore, I write to you with anguish and anger,

sadness and tears. 


You have made me experience the first human tragedy of my

life. You have taken the lives of our loved ones and instilled

in all of us an eerie numbness. We have shut down offices,

schools, colleges, malls and cinema halls just to protect

ourselves from you. Hmm, I guess I made you the antagonist!

Well, as I told you before, I think you did a great job, in

making the world a better place to live in.


You brought back our traditional foods, games, and lifestyle.

You have given me the confidence in mankind that no matter

what happens our advancement never stops. We continued to

learn, we continued to work and we continued to try hard and

thus, we remained successful in finding a vaccine to eliminate

you. Yes, we are determined to fight you with all our might!

You can never destroy our resilience as our spirit is always

unfazed. We will fight you, with humanity united as one and

it is a matter of time before you will be history. We will

emerge stronger and wiser from this crisis. We will rediscover

our solidarity with our fellow beings. This I know for certain.

For the sake of lives lost and the rest of humanity, we all

pledge to vanquish you. 


In defiance, 

Akshaya D.

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