Draped in the cold pale blue overalls, masking the identity
which holds no importance in these turbulent times
Where every heart needs solace and every mind needs peace
Where days are seeded with fear and anxiety
They come bearing the news of hope and comfort
for the haggard faces and the jarred minds
Trying to keep the grief and sorrow at arm’s length distance
they are the angels dawned on the face of humanity
When everyone looks place for safe haven
a place to end this temerity
Yes, they are the brave hearts
wearing their life on their sleeves
Braving their own lives. A trade-off, they deem important,
for sick and the elderly
if you ever bow down and hold your hands in prayer
pray for them, incessantly.
A seraphic soul in a mortal body
These angels in blue are indeed a gift to humanity.
Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor at Ariel Chart and Mookychick. Over 350+ works in journals including FIVE:2: ONE, KOAN, Kissing Dynamite, Dime show review, etc. and works featured in 38 other print anthologies by the US, UK, Australian, and Canadian Press. Two-time State-level winner of the NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019. National level Poetry Finalist in Poetry Matters Prize 2019, Shortlisted in Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019 and in Adelaide Literary Awards 2019. Works selected numerous times in Jersey City Genre Nights and Department of Cultural Affairs. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @meghasood16.