Leaflets From My Life - 26th July 2005 Mumbai floods 1 Poem by Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Leaflets From My Life - 26th July 2005 Mumbai floods 1

Rating: 5.0

Though sixteen years have passed by,
I still cannot erase from my memory,
The floods that came in like a Tsunami wave
On 26th July 2005 into Mumbai.
It's a date unforgettable!
Those who have experienced the 2005 floods,
Would comprehend its fierce intensity and
The severe destruction caused by its raging waters.

Until and unless a frightening experience hits you,
You think of it as a distant happening!
On 26th July, the rains came pouring down like never before,
Perhaps, the Gods were angry with the city and its people.
There was no stopping of rains that day.
It poured and poured with vengeance!
By noon, there were pools, puddles and ponds of water.
The drain pipes across the city were all clogged and blocked.

I was at home writing and typing into my computer.
My husband had come home for lunch from his office,
He had an uncanny sense of perception,
He waited for the rains to subside. But it never did. Instead,
The rains intensified and splashed down with heavy thuds
Luckily, our daughter, had reached her Newspaper office,
In the main city that she had joined, just three months ago.
We were happy that she was safe in her surroundings.

As we stayed on the ground floor of the building,
We could see the level of the water rising in our compound.
Suddenly, like a storm rushing in lightning speed,
Huge waves of water came rushing through our windows
And fountains of water rose up from the pipes and drains.
We realised we were standing in deep waters, soaked too.
There was no time to think. We just picked up the keys and ran out.
My husband and I, hastened up the stairs to take refuge in our friend's house above.

An Autobiographical Poem

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: water,storm,true,story,life,human life
A devastation that happened in 2005 when i lost my house and everything contained in the house, due to the terrible floods that happened on 26th July 2005. We were left with nothing in our hands. But we are ever grateful that our lives were saved. Over a period of time, we worked our way back. A true story of my life. I shall continue its narration
Dr Dillip K Swain 10 August 2021

Many congratulations dear madam!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 August 2021

Truly a most deserving Member Poem Of The Day! My heartiest Congratulations!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 August 2021

Unforgettable series of the Mumbai Flood in 2005. A historical monument!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 August 2021

An heaviest occurrence that no one would ever forget, a historical gem, but a greatest wink for the government to take care better for the care of the great Megacity.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 August 2021

How surprised I am this poem is chosen today as The Member Poem Of The Day. My Congratulations, dearest Dr. Geeta, most deserving poem. So good that PH once again chose your poem, since taht one time we could not reach this poem.5 Stars fullest on Top, Dr. Geeta.

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Nabakishore Dash 21 January 2022

Brilliant depiction which made me see the scenery of your troubles even while reading your lines.

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Susan Williams 01 November 2021

I am thinking that writing about this terrifying time must have had some healing to the mind and soul--this poem was very immediate and I felt I saw the huge surge of waves chasing you from your apartment up up up to safety, 5 stars and faved, my dear friend

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Himanshu Agashiwala 11 August 2021

A Real life story in this Poem makes it a Preservable piece of work. Excellent narration Dr. Geeta.

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Renuka Dhabadgaonkar 11 August 2021

Reading it brought back the heart wrenching memories of the past. The poem is a true masterpiece 🙏👏

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 August 2021

I have already taken this poignant work to my favourite! Congrats once again! !

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