Silent streets and empty skies,
A world brought down to its demise,
A virus spread from land to land,
Holding all of us in its tight command.
Shops closed down, people in despair,
The pandemic sweeping everywhere,
Doctors and scientists in the fray,
Working tirelessly day by day.
Families torn apart, loved ones lost,
The pandemic came with a massive cost,
We kept our distance, stayed away,
Hoping and praying for a brighter day.
Yet through the darkness, hope did shine,
People came together, fighting the fight,
Soldiers on the front lines took up the chase,
And we emerged stronger in the aftermath of this race.
Dr. Andrew C S Koh