Over 200 lives have been lost in the devastating floods caused in Chennai. The citizens of Chennai are rallying together in support of each other in this adverse time in many different ways.
This poem by Deepan Ramachandran about the unity and support everyone is showing each other in Chennai is one such example.
The poem goes like:
It's raining in Chennai.And it's not just the skies that have opened up...
Many homes are letting in water, but quite a few are letting in guests.
The First floors are embracing the Ground floors.
Malls are welcoming footfalls, and that too without wallets.
Movie halls are counting box office numbers differently.
Hotels are giving out foods that aren't leftovers for a change.
Marriage halls are solemnizing more marriages of souls than ever before.
Social Walls are tearing down their Civil counterparts.
140 characters are travelling faster than a '108'.
Taxi services are plying boats, MTC buses are plying like taxis.
Religious differences are being doused in a relentless downpour.
Politicians are knee deep in water and politics has sunk.
But Leaders are being born at every waterlogged junction.
Soldiers are being born at every dangerous turn.
And humans are being born at every deserving instance.
It's raining in Chennai.And it's not just the skies that have opened up.