Self-Growth (A Poem)

“Who reads poetry? It’s so boring, and I never understand it”
This used to be his response when anyone asked about his favorite poem.
Who would have thought it would become his favorite hobby to read and write such lines when the lockdown came.

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“I can’t paint even if someone made me do it at gunpoint!” Would be her response when she admired paintings by artists and someone whether she was an artist herself.
Who would have thought she’d herself become a self-taught painter because of the lockdown.

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“I find cooking to be the most boring and menial job”
Was something he used to say when his wife asked to help in the kitchen.
Stuck away from home during the lockdown, it became a necessity for him to learn how to cook.

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“Technology confuses me and I can’t use phones for anything more than making calls”
This was her response when her children used to ask her why she didn’t use her cellphone for entertainment.
Being away from her family during the lockdown, she learned to make video calls, listen to music, click photos, read books, play games, and do almost everything on that single device.

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“Baking seems so tedious and complex. I’d rather order from a bakery than put in so much effort”
That is what she used to think about making a cake or cookies at home.
With her birthday falling during the lockdown, she couldn’t have a cake to cut, so decided to finally learn baking and ended up finding a new passion and hobby.

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Locked within their homes, either alone or with someone, people finally learned some essential life skills or found a hidden talent.
The lockdown during the pandemic was hence remembered as a time when personal growth happened in each individual around the world.

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