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


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

View original post


26 thoughts on “Human Spirit”

  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?”

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.