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The Bitch of the South
by Lisa Hilbers
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The Bitch of the South


A babe cries from hunger, amongst the
riveting sound of gunfire-
Choppers fly overhead; Their only means
of survival-
Five day old death; Another night of suffering;
Every tomorrow appears to hold them in bitter arms


                         **********


A hot August morning; And dawn came too soon;
She woke within evil; Came ashore long before noon-
Crashed lives and lords; With tragedy and pain-
Slashed; and Bashed and lashed out in vain-


Her name was Katrina; The Bitch of the South;
Spoke with a vengence; Breathed mayhem by mouth-
Vile and disgusting; Her anger she shared-
Spread it like famine; A damn she not cared-


Her pathway was wide; Her footsteps bore down;
She stomped her way through; Town after town-
Gobbled up history; Spit out the rest-
Stole lives; and ripped worlds; Like fragile bird's nests-


Picked up the waters of the southern Gulf Bay;
Left all that she touched; Solemn and gray-
The sounds of Orleans; Shrimpers and Jazz-
Memories of the Blues; Swallowed all it has-


Just up the coast; Her eye she did wink;
Everything gone; With a sudden blink-
Not a tear did she shed; A mighty punch she packed-
She was the Bitch of the South; and she never looked back-


Helpless and hopeless seems all that remains;
Cries from the rooftops; Suffering and pain-
Hunger and Sorrow; Grief and Thirst-
The Bitch will not win; We are Americans First!


© Lisa Hilbers
9/03/05



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Reviewed by Sherry Heim
I read this before, but my comment seems to have not gone through. This is a powerful write, Lisa. Now we have Rita hunkering down upon your gulf. My prayers are with you and all who are within her path. Your compassion and strength shine through in this excellent write.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Jeff Mason
Nicely done. Very patriotic - done with tact and flair. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Melissa Crosson
A much needed write! Great Write!
Reviewed by jude forese
hope, compassion and determination heals and rebuilds ... the american spirit will prevail ...

as always, outstanding poetry!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
But the bitch, with a different name, and her twin brother will come again, and again, and again.

Ron
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Lisa,

Wow. Speechless, as I often am after your writes...and that's a good thing. :) This one is powerful and poignant. We may be down, but we ain't out--the South will rise again! :) Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Sara Coslett
It really is horrible what the people in Louisiana and Mississippi are going through. They have a long road ahead of them, and we need to work a lot smarter if we want to save as many lives as possible now. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez
Liza,
there is so much in our nation and i am sure many others.
Your expression makes what's needed known and reminds all who need
it that the South-land is in necessity and we all need stay with our
fellow mankind,...for as long as it takes and not let them suffer alone and un-aided. these writings are so much necessary. Thanks for sharing this.
Great Write',
Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
Lisa, it’s such a shame that our federal government “knowing” that anything that resembled even a category 3 hurricane would pummel the “Gulf Coast region” would have the nerve to cut the funding necessary to shore up all the manmade levees, especially those that surrounded the great City of New Orleans. Not to mention, all the other beautiful resort coastal areas where this powerful hurricane roared across the southern states of our great nation. This horrific storm has and will continue to cause undo hardship on far too many people of this great nation caused by the Washington political “knuckleheads,” inability to act before this happened and who continue to put their heads in the sand. I believe we will eventually recover from this horrific disaster, but the human toll and monetary costs should have never been absorbed in the first place. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing. Take good care and be well.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
wonderful write about a bad time in our country; god be with our nation during this time of grief and loss! very well done; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in burleson, karen lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Lisa, you rule! When you put pen to paper powerful things happen! This poem is masterfully written!Love it!

etw
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Lisa,

Expressed with your usual flair, the emotional aspect brought into the center of the poem. And the title is so appropriate. Good work.

I've missed reading you.
Tami
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Once again you have tempered the tradgedy of the day with the hope for tomorrow. The spirit that shines from your heart shines through in this poem like the spirit of America.

Felix
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Hiss on Andy. (Misspelled on purpose.) Yours would be the first poem I commented on, my thought process has been jumbled. But you have helped bring me back into the fold, so to speak. Powerful!
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