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  Where The Streets Had No Names
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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“Where the streets have no name,

When I go there,

I go there with you,

It's all I can do”



Where The Streets Have No Name



They so wanted to run

They so wanted to hide

They so wanted to tear down walls

That so cruelly held them inside

But they somehow reached out

And touched my heart and soul

Where the streets had no names


They wanted to feel the sunlight on their faces

They wanted to see their human friends reappear

How they longed for their very simple lives back

Devoid of their hunger their loneliness and their fear

Where the streets had no names


Where the streets had no names

I still go there in my troubled mind

I still wander out there with them now

Sometimes I now wish I were blind


They were so forlornly abandoned

And their hearts so sadly forgot how to trust

They were beaten and blown about by the wind

They were left behind in the water mud and dust


I still know the place

It still lives on in my soul

Where the streets had no names

Where they huddled desperate dying and cold


Where the streets had no names

I wept for these creatures and for us

Where these streets had no names

My soul filled with both sadness and disgust


Where the streets had no names

I still go back there in my troubled mind

Back to those brutal streets with no names

That for far too many were far too cruel and unkind


I can still see their shadowy faces

As I wander my own neighborhood

I truly wish that I never had to again

I’d erase all their pain if only I could


But I still see their faces

Sometimes both night and day

And I doubt their ghostly images

From my mind will ever slip away


I went there for them

It's about all I could do

Those streets with no names

Still make me so god damned blue


And I sincerely hope and pray

That when the next disaster strikes

We never again leave them behind

To such a horrendous horrifying plight



Where the streets had no names

When I still end up there somehow

I still weep for them and for us

It's about all I can do right now




©2006, Ed Kostro


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Reviewed by L. Figgins
We lack compassion for our own kind and it extends to these helpless animals. But people like you have restored my faith, Ed. Tears at the heart, this write. Amen to Eileen's comments about disaster planning, as these natural disasters will increase in frequency! Those on the coastlines had better be prepared. You're a sweetheart. How we appreciate you...

Reviewed by E T Waldron
Soul stirring and heart breaking Ed! I hope and pray Katrina never happens again, but the forecasts from some meterologists say worse is in our future. The cyclone that hit Australia was said to be worse than Katrina. They were wise enough to evacuate and loss of life etc wasn't a problem. We need to be better prepared to take care of ourselves and stay alert to all the news etc, because it is going to happen again. It's only a matter of when. Weather goes in cycles and the cycle for this year is purported to be bad! I pray people listen up and take it seriously! We should all have plans of where to go.and what to do with our pets. We should have a suicase packed with emergency needs They have lists on sites people can find through google. Thanks for caring, and I pray you will in time have less sad thoughts, even though they will never leave completely.

tiger lily
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
It is so heart breaking and haunting, these visions you portray in this sad ode to our animal truly are blessed by God, Ed
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Ed, these ghostly images will never slip from your mind or anyone elses who has true love and respect for these creatures. But not many have the ability to put all this in words as wonderful as you.
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Pauline Dewberry (Reader)
Dear Ed, these words could almost become a song ...
They are haunting words and one wonders why these poor souls are still left behind, why their humans haven't tried to find them - unless they think that maybe they have either been rescued or perished. Keep writing, Ed, you have the voice - you were there - you are the witness for those poor beautiful sad souls who have been left behind. God bless you - ALWAYS - Pauline (UK)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Awwwww Eddie I feel this write ....and your sadness my friend!!

Big Ol'Hug from me!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
This does hurt to read, I don't understand why the folks that had animals did not go back for them, at least, after the storm had passed...and I can only imagine what those poor animals I see Rufuz go nutso after my absence for only a day while I work...And as for you, you got to let go of those dreams and memories, they will only tear at you till they tear you apart from the inside out...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Oh Ed, how deeply this touched my heart, so devasting and true, heart-breaking poetry from your beautiful heart.

Reviewed by Stacy Mantle
Beautifully written, tragic topic... And we call them the beasts when it was humans who left them behind, abandoned them to a fate worse than death.

Excellent work, my friend, once again. Let's hope it touches the people who voluntarily left their animals behind, and those who forced the unwilling to leave their pets behind...
Reviewed by Peter Paton
Let's hope some salutory lessons have been learnt and digested in the wake of Katrina, Ed
And the next time there is a wholesale evacuation of a city like the Big Easy, then there is also a compulsory evacuation of the pets and and animals too, perhaps by the Aid Agencies and the National Guard..
Moving picture, backs up your own moving compassion for all wild life...:)
Reviewed by Janet Parker
Beautifully written poem about such a sad situation. This poem truly makes my heart hurt. I'm sitting here looking at my rescued dog, shiny and happy. But we never know when something could happen to us. I know one thing I would never leave "Willoughby" behind. Thanks so much for this offering.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

Intensely moving and wonderful poem you have penned here; God bless you, and God bless those who help our furry and feathered friends! BRAVO; very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by George Carroll
Sad lament to a terrible tragedy that affected humans also.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar
This is a wonderful addition to your ouevre. You generate awareness on this page, Sir Ed Kostro!

Reviewed by A PAX
You are a guardian angel for the 4 legged :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

A haunting melody you pen...very effectively moving verse. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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