Essentials of Living: Sony Dalia (Poetry)

Sony Dalia

Punch the Pandemic

As long as day was bright, shade was in demand
when shadows invaded, frantic search for light,
can’t man live in peace, sans envy, pride, fright?
Composure ensures safety to ship under command.

Caution good any day
can’t avoid some at times;
tact helps us sometimes
firm, soft words best way.

 Unhindered liberty harms, swarms, swallows
 thoughtless masses gather for eternal sleep;
 paranoid helmsmen sacrifice men like sheep,
 pandemic spares none, drives all to gallows!

 Uncaring folks cause pain
 move on, carry not strain;
 faith heals, cheers, fails none
 keep bonds strong, snap none!

Sony Dalia is the pseudonym of T.S. Chandra Mouli, an academic, poet, translator and critic, who published four anthologies of poems, Delightful Dawn (2011), Graceful Green (2012), Hopping on Hope (2015) and Sparklers (2021). The poet visited 18 countries across 4 continents to make academic presentations in International Conferences and hopes to visit Africa and North America in a couple of years. Hopping on Hope was launched in University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. Sony Dalia, who has been publishing poems in English for the last twenty five years, lives in Hyderabad, India.


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    1. Thank you Lata ji. Excuse delay in responding. Your motivation so vital .

  2. Sony Dalia has given a powerful Punch to the negligent everywhere with an urgent message of caution and precautions. Well done dear Sony Dalia!

    1. Thank you sir. So kind of you. Your support matters most. Excuse .


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