With water shortage, we prayed for the heavens to pour,
Now its time to pray – oh God! please, no more!
The houses are getting flooded,
so are our hearts with the love and gratitude exhibited!
With incessant rains, the water level does rise,
so do, our levels of patience and resilience!
Corruption and encroaching spoiled our reservoirs,
we brave out this situation, an experience fit for memoirs!
The rain water is certainly not welcome inside our homes,
but the hungry and the homeless, they certainly are!
You may be afraid concerning the well-being of a known one,
Don’t worry, for Chennai’s motto is now – One for all & all for one!
We are at war with Nature, you might say
Our brave soldiers of peace are here to save the day!
We are not afraid of any waves of a Tsunami striking us,
we only fear the fizzing out of the waves of Humanity in us!
Hold in there, chin up, help is at hand!
This too shall pass, as does the hourglass sand.
Tomorrow, when the sun shines and life moves on,
We will sing, we will dance, with our best clothes on!
Amazing people and an amazing city!