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The Flood of 2011

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The Flood of 2011

Here comes the mighty White
Her waters rising fast
Banks are overflowing, and the time
For land
Is past

She sings a song of destruction
She moves in deady grace
None dare stand before her feet
Or look upon
Her face

Animals flee to hilltops
Seeking refuge, but finding none
They drown by the hundreds, and still
Her wrath's
Not done

I see horses in the pasture
In her wake before the town
And I watch helpless as waters take them
Away
And down

Into my city she bursts
Washing away all selfishness
Men and women stand together
In the face
Of hopelessness

I've carried five thousand sandbags on my back
My body aches and my fingers bleed
But I'll not sleep, and I won't stop
While people are
In need

So come mighty White
I'll fight until death takes me to heaven
But I'll never forget, as long as I live
The Flood of 2011


               --Dedicated to those who lost their friends, homes, and pets in the 2011 flood in
                  Prairie Co. Arkansas.--

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  1. Date: 5/21/2013 10:39:00 PM
    wow, I did n't even know about this great flood, Caleb!! Just in 2011?? How did I miss it? WEll,probably I heard snatches of it on the news. How many died?? This was a great tribute poem, Caleb.

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 6:59:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one that is emotive and expressive..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in P.D.'s "Any Dedication" contest Caleb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 2:59:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Caleb. Excellent piece. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 1:27:00 AM
    Caleb congrats on your win..David

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/16/2012 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, David!
  1. Date: 5/16/2012 12:13:00 AM
    CALEB, congratulations with your wonderful entry. Tank you for supporting my contest. Every entry was lovely in it's own way and deep for the occasion. Good night, ;-) PD

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/16/2012 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! It was a pleasure to enter!
  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Warrior's ink...love the bravery.

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/16/2012 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Marlon!