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A Cry For Help

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A Cry For Help

During the devestation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. Haunting memories 
of a nightmare that will never be forgotten.



All through this great nation,
screaming voices of isolation,
echoing cries of the weak,
along the crossroads of smothering August heat.
No dignity as death unfolds,
wing whipped city, a sinking bowl.
Just for the record and made to be known,
slow to respond to my drowning soul,
with hope for life in a sinking bowl.
The last breath taken with misery,
and just for the record, history.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2010 8:33:00 PM

    "Yes," I remember Katrina; a very close friend of mine, a now retired prison wardon, went as a volunteer to help out during that devastating moment in time -- How are You dear lovely lady? Well I hope! You reveal a lot of inner beauty here Shannon amid Your compassion and, what a very precious picture to behold ~ "Stirring Poem Dear" ~ "Much Love to You Always," John!:) ~

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 7:39:00 PM

    Lots of sad passion here deep Shannon, enjoyed your poem,..p.d.