Code-black MY: A Sad Black Monday (haiku)

Code-black MY: A Sad Black Monday (Poem- haiku)


If you have a child,

who had studied medicine,

a long seven- year.


If you have a child,

who served as a front- liner,

battling a virus.


If you have a child,

serving a no prospect job,

yet risking his life.


A young family,

their job future not in sight,

a black-within-black.


For it is indeed,

a sad black Monday for them,

this haiku’s for them.



I can understand the many mothers who would be worried about their child combating the COVID-19 virus on long inhumanly hours to save lives. Yet if they live to see the end of this war, they may be served with dismissal at the end of their job contracts!

Code-black MY: A Sad Black Monday– a solidarity in support of these contract doctors in Malaysia!

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

4 thoughts on “Code-black MY: A Sad Black Monday (haiku)

  1. It is sad that the Covid situation in Malaysia is not getting better. I wish the health care heroes safety and protection from the deities above. They must be protected at all costs and they care for others. Blessings.

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