Human Spirit

I wrote this poem inspired by the people of Chennai who came together to help the community at large after they were hit by the rain deluge in 2015

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Deride by natureโ€™s wrath,
The relentless deluge brought the city to its knees,
But not the spirits of people,
Standing together,
Fighting the aftermath,
Determined to subdue the mayhem,
Not succumbing to its bully,
The Human Spirit.

Copyright ยฉย Shantanu Baruah

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26 comments

  1. This is so heartfelt and I wish I had read this around that time! I would have felt the power even more ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t know if you’ve watched VIP 2 but in that movie, Dhanush says something along these lines: “We need a huge flood to wipe our city out and leave us on the streets for us to realize that status and gender and caste are rubbish, don’t we?”

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