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Weekly Song

Art By Neha Veeramalla

These past few weeks haven’t been enjoyable for anyone.
I’d often dream about the thought of staying at home.
Sleeping in late, doing work at my own pace, binging all my favorite tv shows, and watching a ton of movies.

Now being put in the situation makes me realize that I so badly want to go back to school
I want to once again achieve a sense of normalcy in my life
Watching TV has become boring, sleeping in has become repetitive, and there seems to be nothing new going on anywhere besides the word CORONA.
Literally, I wake up, hear CORONA 
and before I go to bed, I see CORONA. 
When I am just checking my phone, every notification has something to do with CORONA. 
This six-letter word seems to dominate everyone’s life now. 
This six-letter word has given a way for boredom to enter many lives

If boredom was a person
He would be boring
But there’s more to his story 
Boredom would work a 9-5 job
Because that is a very boring job
Boredom would be horrible when you first got to know him. 
He would ask you “why?” every time you tried to get him to hang out. 

My life went from being a rollercoaster to being a kiddie slide in a local park. 
Is it just me or is it that with all these recent current events
going outside feels like the best thing in the world?
It’s not right to be complaining about being stuck at home, but regardless, it’s uncomfortable. 
I sit behind a computer all day with nothing to do besides my school work and occasionally,
talk to my friends about school again. 
It’s like my life is stuck on repeat. Wake up, eat, work, eat, work, sleep, and do it again the next day.
Nonetheless, I am grateful to be safe at home
I realize that in order for this to get better
These actions must be taken.

Boredom is used to being stuck inside
He enjoys it
He likes to avoid his friend Entertainment as much as possible
Boredom met Entertainment years ago. 
He later realized they were exact opposites
Boredom doesn’t really understand why he’s friends with Entertainment
But he is

Even though I have been stuck inside for a while
And even though it does suck sometimes
I realize, that not so often, do I stumble upon chances like these
chances to do what I love doing
chances for me to find out more about myself
chances for me to spend time with my family
This is a chance for all of us to recenter ourselves
Spend some time focusing on ourselves for a change
And while a lot of things suck in the world right now,
There is still a lot of good that can be found through this opportunity 

Boredom is often misunderstood 
He spends a lot of time inside his own head
He comes up with magical inventions and ideas
Which no one knows about
Except for Entertainment
Entertainment loves listening to Boredom’s amazing ideas

With this current situation.
This is your chance to be creative.
To learn a new skill
To start that project that you have always wanted to start.
I find that being creative when, in turn, leads to me entertaining myself.
In these times I encourage you to find Boredom and ask him about his magical ideas

Out of boredom comes some of the greatest ideas. Put it this way.

“Boredom is the gateway for your mind to wander” (Zomorodi). 

While many are stuck in their homes right now, this is your chance to do that thing you always dreamed of doing. This is your chance to come up with extraordinary ideas. This is your chance to find your calm. 

I think that we all can say that we are bored and, of course, boredom isn’t the best thing, but I can tell you this. It is up to you to decide what you want to do with the boredom. Invest your free time into the things you love and who knows, maybe Entertainment will come over and listen to your amazing ideas.

Of course, at 6 feet apart. 

Author: Eshan

I am Eshan Vishwakarma. A 17-year-old filmmaker, writer, and, photographer. I am interested in learning about myself, and that is what this blog is for. I write about my journeys, struggles, and aspirations. I also, occasionally, write about topics I truly believe in. Through this blog, I feel a little more connected with my true self. If you are interested, check out the blog and leave a comment if you like the stuff I write. Thank you for coming!

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