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My Kitchen Counter in New Orleans
by Mary Lynn Plaisance

Sunday, September 11, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My kitchen counter is open 24 hours, for as long as needed. Come on in. Blessings to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.



My Kitchen Counter


in New Orleans
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



 A place where family and friends come as one to meet,

And take refuge from the storm for a bit to eat.



They walk from the back yard to come inside and hang around,

I hear one tell of how Aunt Marthaís house has been flattened to the ground.



At my kitchen counter itís not fancy, nor a place of dťcor,

Itís a place where people end up meeting to tell of their disastrous lore.



My wooden table is set with napkins on a roll and paper plates and bowls,

For the feast thatís being prepared for this family of displaced souls.



They are all a family of strength, that have congregated with good intent,

For they have lost everything, in this natural disaster that did not relent.



Hurricane Katrina was her name,

And this time she played no game.



She wiped out many lives and scattered them all to every direction of the winds,

With recklessness that seemed to have no end.



But at my kitchen counter, there is peace from the floods,

For people I donít even know, who are waiting for some grub.



So remember when you sit at your table indoors for a meal,

To say a prayer of thanks that you didnít have to go through any of their ordeal.



But with hope there is always a bright shinning light,

And my kitchen counter in New Orleans will be open as long as they need me throughout the night.



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© 9-11-2005



Mary Lynn Plaisance

____________________________________

What inspired me to write this one?


I wiped my kitchen counter tonight and was

so thankful that I had a counter to wipe.

 

Stay Positive

Better days are a coming



 

 
 
 
 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/17/2005
Your compassion shines through your verses, Mary Lynn. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and peace to you.

Regis
Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 9/15/2005
Thank you Karen, Sue and Karla.. That kitchen counter in New Orleans was meant to represent the red cross...but hey, if ya'll ever come on over and we have crawfish, just sit down and join us....*grinning*....

Thanks for kind words..As you can tell, I'm not a poet.*grin*--but now and then I like to put words into rhymes that I understand. Love ya'll.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/12/2005
Mary Lynn,

That is the Southern Hospitality coming out, all over the nation! What a beautiful, uplifting invitation...got any room for someone missing crawfish? Okay, okay: better save two spots, Karen would kill me if I didn't bring her along. DON'T I WISH we could be there! mmmmm-mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...yum. Made meself hungry. :) LOL

Well done, in any event--BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Sue Hess 9/12/2005
wonderfully written and well thought out
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/12/2005
beautiful write, my dear friend! brava!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D



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