By Gimbiya Galadima
tough times call for tougher measures: in this case,
the pandemic has decided that social distancing is compulsory
so, friends, neighbours, colleagues, and enemies: remember to practice social distancing
when you see me in Benin, and my Instagram posts read Dubai, practice social distancing
when you see me at a restaurant devouring a plate of fresh nkwobi, please avoid me
if your eyes catch me counting cash aggressively at an ATM, remember that it is a pandemic
when you suddenly remember that you need assistance beyond prayers and hugs, practice social distancing
I apologise for the distance that is between us, but I am not sorry
it’s a pandemic - my ultimate excuse not to be stressed. So, do not stress me.
4/6/2021 05:36:36 pm
This made my ribs crack. Social distancing talks not only thr present precaution the world is left to take as a result of the effect of Covid 19 but it also potrays the silent but humorous cry of the typical African where one is burdened with much pressures that come from family and friends around.Nice one Gimbiya Galadima.
GBAAONDO MICHAEL KUNDUSHIMA
11/6/2021 05:05:45 pm
If this was technically arranged, it would be a crazy limerick! hahaha
12/6/2021 01:11:57 pm
So interesting. The write-up is full of humour. Guess you should thank the pandemic for helping you get the stress-free life you so much wanted.
12/6/2021 04:41:37 pm
A proof that you're a medical doctor in training. Thank you for reminding us to practice social distancing through poem.
14/6/2021 05:29:08 pm
" When you see me in Benin, and my Instagram post read Dubai, practice social distancing".
Adetunji Fatai Abiodun
16/6/2021 06:55:08 am
What a wonderful message
25/6/2021 11:35:24 am
Infusing humor into matters that cause us heaviness. The pandemic came with so much weight, heaviness and fear. This is the writer's way of making us feel light; of making us smile amidst our furrowed brows and sulking.
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