By Professor Muhammad Ilyas
My mind boggles and fingers shudder
As I write these lines about a crowned terror
You intrigue me and a number of questions arise
Who fathered you? Who groomed you? And who crowned you?
And who were the people clapping hands at the coronation?
A mere glow of light has made you so invincible
Your movements and attacks are so invisible
Like Caesar you came you saw and conquered all
Can any empire claim to have done this before?
I want to know your place of birth
Was it a lab or the lap of Nature?
You lay dormant for Aeons perhaps
Deep, far deep in the snows of Ice age perhaps
You flexed your muscles when snow began to thaw
All this is a guess work as all do know
How long will you tease us out of thought?
Your place of birth was that piece of Earth perhaps
Where China, Mongolia and Russia loom so large
You seem to share your pedigree with Tartars
Genghis Khan, Halaku khan and Tamberlane were your cousins who plagued the earth from end to end
They killed a few millions just a few
How many will you kill is not yet known
What has made you so fierce and wild?
Who will persuade you to become a bit mild?
You have the mind of an unappeasable Tyrant
Can we arrange a table talk to meet your demands?
Calm down a little, O’ wild son of Mother Nature
What has made thee so igneous by nature?
Historians say, “Scratch a Russian and you will find a Tartar”
Can this be said of you too, O’Corona Virus?
Don’t boost of the power you seem to possess
You are weaker than those empires of the West
That granted monopolies for plunder and loot
I must praise your one attribute
You are best at flogging the arrogant and the rude
A rude American said to a Pakistani short in stature
“Small potatoes are hard to peel”
Keep flogging arrogance and pride
To please the hearts and minds indeed
You are less rapacious than kings and queens
Have they forgotten what Virginia did to that innocent color?
Whose lands they annexed with baynets and guns
How many Wahunsunacocks they captured and killed?
Many became victims of white cannibalism
Have they forgotten what East India Company did to the innocent Indians?
Even then they say that Corona is a ruthless killer
No, I adore it and call it QAHHAR the punisher
Real or fake it is being used for another evil order
A myth or a fact it is being used for another cruel order