Cases surged, masks mandated, world held breath.

Quarantine life: virtual connections, longing for touch.

Vaccines raced, hope flickered, immunity embraced.

Frontline heroes battled, risking all, saving lives.

Lockdown blues, mental toll, resilience prevailed.

Economic shockwaves, jobs lost, businesses shuttered.

Social distancing, hand sanitizers, endless precautions became routine.

Zoom meetings, homeschooling chaos, new normal emerged.

Testing woes, long lines, anxiously awaiting results.

Variants emerged, mutating virus, constant adaptation required.

Travel restrictions, closed borders, longing for distant shores.