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Her name was Katrina, her vegeance was wide,
hundreds of people had no where to hide.
Her hurricane winds battered the coast,
distroying what people loved the most.
Security was taken, in the blink of an eye,
leaving people helpless, many would die.
Inadequate levees broke, all was not well,
New Orleans became a living hell.
Racing water rose ever so quick,
it took the healthy and the sick.
On rooftops, where people layed,
rescue was the word our nation prayed.
Some people found it hare to defend,
slow acting officials, on whom we depend.
So many people with no where to go.
Many without possessions to show.
Hearts were opened, everyone cared,
clothes, money, and time were shared.
No one will ever forget Katrina's rath,
the day she ran her distructive path.

I wrote this 4yrs ago today in memory of
all the people who parished.

Copyright © Karla Null

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  1. Date: 9/11/2009 8:50:00 AM
    You have a talent for writing memorials with a powerful message to learn from the tradgies(sic). I see the hand of God in your poems. Thanks.

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 4:19:00 PM
    Great natural flow and rhyme scheme. Once global climate change will be declared a real credible threat to humanity here's the first instance of man's messing with with nature and nature freaking out.Corruption led to Katrina's formation in the Gulf Coast, over pollution by industry.Then more corruption led to slow response rates and leaving millions dead or homeless.Then more corruption led to their ultimate displacement after reconstructions were complete. Adam Smith's invisible hand, or fist.

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 9:25:00 AM
    Dear karla, Sensational tribute in rememberance of all who parished Lainie PS thank you for your kind comments on my writing.

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 10:48:00 PM
    Katrina was a mean machine, but brought out a lot of goodness in people, helping each other. Your form and story, use and placement of words, excellent. You words and comments always welcome on my poetry.Sincerely Moses

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 5:54:00 AM
    The impact of Katrina will never be forgotten and you describe her savage attack as well as the aftermath so well. Brilliant work, Karla, and a thoughtful tribute to those who suffered loss from this storm. So far this year, we have been blessed not to have a hurricane of this magnitude. I pray the peace prevails in the tropics. Great poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/30/2009 11:34:00 PM
    Kool poem Karla, i also wrote a poem about this human tradgedy, but also one of natures marvels. I called mine Hurricane Katrina, i know - how original. If you get a chance to view it, i would love to hear your comments>>James

  1. Date: 8/30/2009 8:37:00 AM
    heartfelt, Karla! well done! jimmy

  1. Date: 8/30/2009 6:55:00 AM
    Here it is Sunday and the begining of a new week is upon us. And August is leaving us way to soon. I am enjoying reading such excellent poems today and am happy to see your poetry among them Karla. May your pen forever flow. Love, Carol