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Rain and Rain and More Rain

Judy Konos Avatar Judy Konos - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Rain and Rain and More Rain

On August 29, 2005, the "Rain and Rain and more Rains came", destroying everything we had worked a lifetime for.  My home that we had just finished building, one year ago, all our furniture, keepsakes, irreplaceable cherished photos along with all our cars except the one we were driving.  

The only thing remaining was our boat, "Akula" who suffered a football size hole just above her waterline. I remain grateful that her batteries were charged well enough to continue to bail her out for two consecutive weeks. These rains came in the wrath of a lady named, "Katrina."  "Akula" means shark and it would take a shark to make it through this.

I remember I did not cry like others in my neighborhood.  I felt it was just a home which could be rebuilt.  I also know it did not completely destroy Akula or I would have cried.  There's something about a man's boat that befits both sexes and that something is called "Real Love."

Aboard 'Akula" along with the Red Cross, we managed to feed the neighbors for weeks on end.  You don't need to know about the multitude of snakes that were inside my house hiding in closets waiting to strike or the wild hogs that were blown in, eating from the plentiful tossed out refrigerators.

All you need to know is that the people were not lazy  The only reason they did not leave is because all of us have heard "Cry Wolf" so many times that when a Hurricane threatens it's just an excuse for a red Solo cup party.  Simply put: If anyone had known they would die they would not have stayed.

A few weeks later with communication restored we learned that two of our friends drowned, one in Bay St Louis, MS and the other in Biloxi.  I didn't cry.  Feelings are neither right nor wrong, they just are....



Francine's  Rain - contest

5/25/13

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  1. Date: 5/28/2013 12:39:00 AM
    Judy... this touched me! I live very far away from the where Katrina hit... it's psychological how distance makes it feel like it didn't happen, BUT IT DID! This was such sincere writing and I'm only sad because of the inspiration. And feelings are so complicated we can never hope to explain them entirely... no matter how we progress in our writing ventures... (apologize for the super long comment... this was just REALLY good!).

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    Date: 5/28/2013 12:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Faving this!
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Well if this doesn't win it will surprise me. Such a sad story but you are very brave and competent. Congratulations on your poem and your recovery. Now I shall look for the picture. Oh I forgot. Thanks for the comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 8:42:00 AM
    What an experience you had with that terrible event. You sound strong and brave enough to start over like so many who lost their homes. Good luck in the contest. Betty

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 4:53:00 PM
    a strak reminder of treacherous rains filled with enduring imagery... a detailed storyline wit a creative take on the theme... grrrrat stuff!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 2:36:00 PM
    Mother Nature plays by her own rules and she knows how to cheat on occasions. Her mood can become dark, and most times you cannot read her mind. My hear goes out to all who have felt her wickedness. Thank you for sharing your poem. Best wishes. Connie