2020 – The Year That Could Have Been

They call 2020 ‘the year that could have been’,
Turns out this year wasn’t so green. 
It started off with the Australian forest fires,
Many died, the situation was quite dire.
Habitats destroyed and blazes spread,
Oh yes, we can call this a code red.

They call 2020 ‘the year that could have been’, 
The Covid – 19 pandemic took over the scene.
The virus spread all over the globe,
Who knew this would happen because of a microbe.
Now we are all lazing around in our own homes,
Praying that we don’t catch the virus that roams.

They call 2020 ‘the year that could have been’,
The Olympics got cancelled, and we were so keen.
Because it was not safe for anyone,
People at home didn’t get to have fun.
Everyone is watching boring old shows, 
And soon enough they are going to doze.

They call 2020 ‘the year that could have been’,
And a new type of school has started for the teens.
Stuck in our homes during lockdown time,
We thought education wasn’t at its prime.
But with all the new-age technology,
Students are still studying math and biology.

They call 2020 ‘the year that could have been’,
‘Black lives matter’ was on all the screens.
Posters and riots and protests on the road,
Equality matters all of them showed
The time was not easy, and many died,
But mainly people never lost their pride.

They call 2020 ‘the year that could have been’,
We know the future is going to be more clean.
There have been a few bad things this year,
And if all of this ends, we will surely cheer.
This year has changed our lives in many ways,
But also taught us to cherish the rest of our days.

By, Niranjana Arun, Grade 7, EJPN

Posted by Ekya

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