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MRE Purses
by Rosalynn Moore
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Meals Ready to Eat(MRE's) were supplied to the citizens of New Olreans when they returned to clean up the mess after Katrina. I knew that we were healing when I received a purse made out of an MRE tan plastic bag and electrical cording for straps.


MRE Purses
Strutting down Esplanade with their MRE purses
Watching for signs of life where there was hustle and bustle
Praying out loud as they gather information
Hoping to again feel the crush of opening day of Jazz Fest
Heroines come
In Walmart Special garments mixed with salvaged yester year’s hats
They sway to a new tune:
“Yes, I reclaimed this from Katrina.
That ----- took all my good stuff!”
How they glow with victory of a recovered scorned woman
Proud, noble, and tanned from the recovery work
Ready to play, sing, dance, and eat some good stuff!
Majestic, royal women
No one looking better than another;
ALL glowing with a patina of success;
Dressed to celebrate the voice of New Orleans
Proud, noble, historic, and edgy
Waiting out the next Katrina, Rita home wrecking -----;
Steadied nerves of caffeine and hurricanes
Lips muttering Hail Marys
Feet shod in Quarter shoes
Ready to Fais do-do and second line.
They strut down Esplanade
You go girl
“Don’t stop the carnival”
And “Charmaine ain’t got no ----- on.”
July 24, 2006
Rosalynn Rizzo-Moore

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Reviewed by jude forese 11/20/2007
the voice of New Orleans embellishes this poem ...
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/20/2007
Great write, do New Orleans proud with this work.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/17/2007

I pray New Orleans rises better than before. I've written a lot about Katrina, too: having once lived just north of the Crescent City, I felt her pain and worried/worry about loved ones, there. Powerfully penned and imaged, you took me back...well done.

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

Laissez les bon temps rouler!!
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