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Katrina
by Cheryl B Sellers
Friday, September 02, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Katrina's Wake


The rain it came, softly falling
then came the wind the voice of mother nature
she screamed and howled out her pain
giving birth to the hurricane called Katrina

The people did not believe or take heed
her wetland birth canal had been ripped, sloth off
gone, no longer able to protect her body shore
Katrina, Oh Katrina exploded in a  breached gush

Mother was proud of her new infant Katrina
moving her north for the rest of the coast to view
then the people found out of the sunshine she left
came the dark and creeping  bleeding onto the land

Mother nature was still bleeding from her birth
the dark liquid spilled over the levees, isolating and killing
there seemed no escape for the people left behind
no voice had they to be heard, hunger and thirst excelled

Desperation, dirty hungry and tired they cried helpless
shots rang out and still no place could they go to hide
for where Mother nature left off  evil man took over
hell fires burn in murky waters as floating corpses rise

Is this my country, is this my America?





 

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Reviewed by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers 8/3/2007
I agree about the giving birth metaphor ... nice!
Reviewed by Kathy Kubik 9/10/2005
The extended metaphor of giving birth is expertly executed here, and works well to define the tragedy and horror that is Katrina. The question at the end is dissettling and haunting, as it should be.

Be well,

Kathy
Reviewed by Mocha Sistah 9/5/2005
i love this. very true and beautifully scripted.
Reviewed by Michael Wells 9/4/2005
for where Mother nature left off evil man took over
that's the worst thing about this tragedy
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/2/2005
Ditto!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/2/2005
Shattering write; God help us all in the wake of this disaster!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears <



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