Love this? Leave a Tip at
Mention this poet,
Vidushi Narang, to award them 50% of the Tip.


Look the world,
Open eyes, shut windows.
Locked doors.
Taking a glance
I see the king, and I see the queen too
Yet inside, locked in the palace
Painted with colors of fear
Not of war, nor off the enemy
But of a virus even stronger than royalty.
I glance again, and I see
Woman of dreams, the most beautiful of all
Her lips tinted red
Soul covered with blues.
Scared of the virus too.
I don't stop glancing now even
I look at the richest
From owing mansions as big as my unsorted thoughts.
Now, Fearing to find a small place for their grave.
On the opposite corner,
I glance at beggars of the street.
Full of wonder what could end their life sooner,
Maybe hunger or maybe disease.
I'm tired of misery now
The old and ill
Praying for a death, with peace
And not becoming the virus's easy prey.
I no longer want to look and feel the pain
But who can ignore,
The baby just born
Wrapped in sheets, as thick as the mother's unease.
About the baby still in womb.
Ready for a life, so unsure?
Mother wants to keep the baby longer,
Because outside is the world so dark,
Filled with coffins and broken hearts.

I'm a student,  I'm 17 years old. Poetry has always been my passion
since I was ten. Poetry is my escape and my joy. I'm happy to be
where I am, and I want to explore myself more through my poetry.

Get the Limited-Edition Poetry Card for this Poem
Enjoy reading this poem in print by purchasing
the numbered, limited-edition poetry card.
(This format is similar to a booklet-sized
greeting card). Shipping fee comprises 25%
of price shown. Choose the PayPal button that
corresponds to your mailing address, or the
recipient's address, if a gift.

Previously published in
Eleventh Transmission:
"Disruption" by Tamara Best.

Published June 29, 2020

45 Poems of Protest: The Pandemic


by Vidushi Narang
(New Delhi, India)
Outside Canada & USA
$10 USD
$10 CAD
$12 USD
Eleventh Transmission - "Glancing" by Vidushi Narang
Go to / See the Newest Work
9.5 GBP
Eleventh Transmission Home - Submissions
Wax Poetry and Art Home - Submissions
Wax Poetry and Art Library; click to go to Library Main Page.
Othello, the Moor of Venice, by William Shakespeare
The Tempest, by William Shakespeare
Newest Titles
Magazine Collections
Wax Poetry and Art Readers Choice 2017
Wax Poetry and Art Readers Choice 2018
World's Best Poems, vol. 1 - presented by Wax Poetry and Art.
Visit our Facebook Page
Eleventh Transmission - Menu
Categories of Work
Main Page
45 Poems of Protest
45 Poems of Protest: The Pandemic - - image shows pills arranged to spell, 'COVID-19'.
Join the Email List
Send an email to
with the message, "Join".
This website and all contents
Kirk Ramdath and specified
Poetry heart logo - click to buy the bookmark and sticker combo
Show the World Your Love for Poetry
with the Bookmark / Sticker combo.
Wax Poetry and Art presents
Poetry Champions Cup 2020
- Win $1,000 + prizes
Submission Guidelines
- Newest Ticket Winners
- Pre-order the Limited-Edition
inner's Poetry Card