The cry of a survivor


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Working in a strange land for several years-

Hoping to return after retirement to motherland

Travelling back home was a dream come true

Hoping to meet old friends gracefully.

Quarantined in a hotel for 14 days

Treated like a foreigner in my homeland

Mere cold turned something else

Treatment in that square room was awful.

Food delivered to me like a prisoner-

Coming out of that room was a feel

of transiting from hell to paradise

Just like achieving your wildest dream.

To my surprise, I was rejected by close friends and some family

 members for fear of contracting the disease.

This misconception must be corrected

The psychological trauma is more than the medical complications.

Persons who recover from Covid-19 need collective

support and encouragement to integrate into the society.

STOP THE STIGMATIZATION.

It could be your mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son and even you.

Published by Monica Tiewul

Well articulated and inspired young vibrant person.

42 thoughts on “The cry of a survivor

  1. Well written and thoughtful piece. Thanks for drawing attention to this salient point. The psychological trauma could indeed be more than the medical complications. Kudos to you

    Liked by 1 person

  2. It is unfortunate that sometimes people who need most our assistance are ignored but our unfair treatment shouldn’t make us loss hope or change who we are.

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