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Land of Misery

On the eastern shore, she knocked on our door Then drifted away to the west She then turned north, and steadily forth With rage upon her crest As she gathered force, On a steady course To a land below the sea Too Unaware, or unprepared For such a tragedy Toppling of homes, the shredding of domes of a wind that relentlessly blows All the terrain, was flooded with rain When the lake did overflow And then she passed, and none to fast This city beneath the sea Leaving this flood, which carries our blood Through a land of misery. Hurricane Katrina

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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Date: 7/1/2017 6:39:00 PM
This is just excellent Joe! I really felt bad for everyone there. For all the suffering, for the loss, and for the terrible aftermath everyone had to endure. This is a Fave for me and congratulations for having this wonderful poem featured! Very nice to meet you through your work. Aloha, Connie : )
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Date: 7/1/2017 11:28:00 AM
i did hear about that hurricane; sad about what happened. well written and good description too. cheers!
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Date: 7/1/2017 3:34:00 AM
Great expression. And the hurricane still carries its legacy. The poor are always the ones most affected. You live in such a great country, but there are so many concerns. Many wishes, Kai
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