We Are All Fighters
by Jessica Liu
This is a war without smoke,
and we are all fighters.
To the fighters
We are facing a dark time right now.
Some of us are stuck at home
Some are stuck far away from home
Some of us have lost their jobs，
Some have to shut down their businesses
Some of us are cutting down the expenses
Some can’t even pay their rent and bills
Some can’t go back to school
Some can’t get back to their jobs
And some of us are still working day and night,
no matter how exhausted they are
Or how dangerous it is.
Some of us have become infected.
They are isolated from
their families, their loved ones,
and have to be alone in the wards,
Or even worse,
it is their children,their parents,
or loved ones that are infected
and they don’t even
have a chance to say goodbye
The virus is rampaging
The numbers are increasing
The rumors are spreading
The fear is growing
It seems that all of a sudden
the whole country lost its vitality and prosperity.
You are not the only one who is worrying,
you are not the only one who is fearing,
You are not the only one who is struggling
We are all facing a dark time right now,
Our whole country is facing a dark time right now.
This is a war!
It’s a war without guns, bombs, or smoke
But it’s a war with virus, doubts,
fears, rumors, and discrimination.
But we shall all be fighters, my dear fellows!
Not just the doctors, the nurses, the policemen
and the scientists who should fight
All of us should be the fighters in this war
We shall fight against fear
We shall fight against uncertainty
We shall fight against doubts
We shall fight against selfishness
We shall fight against rumors
We shall fight against discrimination
This is going to be a fierce and cruel war
But don’t be afraid,
We’re going to win this war together in the end!
Our people may get sick,
our city may get sick,
but we as a brave nation
will never ever get sick
Because we have the spirit,
history and determination to win.
We’ve been on this planet for over 5000 years.
We’ve witnessed much darker moments
We’ve been though much crueler trials
No matter it’s the war, invasion, starvation,
poverty or natural disasters
We’ve always survived and
We’ve always stood back up on our feet
We’ve always won in the end.
And we will definitely win this time.
We don’t know how long this will take,
or what cost we have to pay,
But there’s one thing we are 100% sure
We are going to win this war in the end!
Because that’s what we’ve been doing
for the past 5000 years.
And that’s what makes us
the greatest nation ever
It is only by going through dark times
that we can separate the greatest from the great.
In each dark time,
We’ve always fought together
No matter how strong our enemy was
Or how impossible it seemed to win
We just kept fighting
Because we are all fighters!
When all of this is over,
we’ll have another great and heroic story
to tell our children, our grandchildren
and they will tell the next generations.
That’s how we’ll pass this great spirit on,
and keep it alive forever!