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With broken hearts we turn to You Our tears cannot help those in need To countless souls we bid adieu And hope You listen as we plead Bahamians need Your blessing While they try to rebuild their homes Dorian still keeps them guessing As through the streets the homeless roam Take pity on this island nation Where families lost all they had Starving, hopeless in devastation Many still missing, and all so sad If Dorian’s swift, salty surge Carried many souls out to sea Please help their families emerge Stronger in the Isle of Free For from the states some slaves escaped To build better lives in Freeport Blankets of flowers are now draped On coffins bearing lives cut short Written September 13, 2019 For Regina Riddle’s “Write a Psalm” Poetry Contest

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Date: 10/5/2019 10:10:00 AM
heart rending situation. Beautiful prayer. Glad I happened upon this today and I know that long after the story leaves the news it is still a desperate situation. Praying for them today because I read your poem. <3
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Date: 10/1/2019 9:37:00 AM
A beautiful prayer from the heart Carolyn, congratulations on your win. Tom
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Date: 9/28/2019 11:50:00 AM
A meaningful, sad, beautifully written poem Carolyn. I hope your plea is heard... Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 9/27/2019 9:40:00 AM
So pleased to see this one being honoured.
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Date: 9/27/2019 4:49:00 AM
- Congratulations, Carolyn :) - Well deserved a first place :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/27/2019 12:28:00 AM
Carolyn, I am so happy to see this favorite of mine be honored with First Place. It is very deserving! Congratulations! : ) xxoo
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Date: 9/26/2019 10:35:00 PM
Congratulations on a beautifully written poem. Bless you always
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 9/27/2019 12:35:00 PM
Thank you, Regina. It seems so unfair that the descendants of slaves are now struggling to rebuild their lives.
Date: 9/26/2019 9:13:00 PM
Wonderful write Carolyn congrats on a fine win!
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Date: 9/24/2019 11:57:00 AM
love this heartfelt write
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Date: 9/24/2019 10:16:00 AM
Carolyn, Prayers for those missing, prayers for the survivors. I hope for the light to return and shine bright for the people in the Bahamian Islands. From Abaco Island to Yellow Cay. I wish the same for the other areas impacted by disaster this long season. -Richard
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 9/27/2019 12:38:00 PM
We're halfway through the six-month hurricane season now. Perhaps the U.S. will be spared major damage this year, though there has been flooding in Texas and even some pockets of flooding in Florida. It's the win that topples homes.
Date: 9/20/2019 10:45:00 AM
A Disastrous event, devastation death and distraught people - you describe this terrible disaster with heartfelt passion Carolyn, people all over the world wept for these sorry souls - a sad but wonderful write which is described with immense kindness and intense feeling. Your poem brought tears to my eyes. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 9/18/2019 2:37:00 PM
The extreme devastation and loss emanates sadly and poignantly from your words. This is beautifully written Carolyn. They are in my prayers for healing from such devastating loss. This poem is a Fave for me my friend! xxoo
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Date: 9/18/2019 9:53:00 AM
I add my prayers. This is a thoughtful and important piece. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 9/17/2019 7:46:00 PM
even in its poignancy this is an excellent penned plea...such a tragedy, if anyone needs prayers right now, it's them...great poem! Hugs
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Date: 9/16/2019 6:51:00 PM
Hi Carolyn, this is an excellent, yet sad poem on the devastation in the Bahamas. What a terrible event. Your words move me to tears as I think on this sorrowful situation. This one does read like a winner. A Psalm that should be read. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Love and Hugs....Mike. XX
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 9/17/2019 4:28:00 PM
Thank you, Vladislav. I'll check your page.
Date: 9/15/2019 6:28:00 PM
This is a very moving poem, Carolyn. You have a most generous spirit. I think you chose very well your psalm theme.
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Date: 9/17/2019 4:29:00 PM
It is heartwarming to see various nations coming together to provide support to the people in the Bahamas. Thanks for reading, Andrea.
Date: 9/15/2019 9:35:00 AM
Amen... touching poetry
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Date: 9/14/2019 2:33:00 PM
Amen, Carolyn! - Well said. I hope the US and other nations jump in to provide quick aid. Glad to see you back on soup and thanks for your kind comments on this and other verses I've posted on soup recently - Bob
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Date: 9/14/2019 1:39:00 PM
A very poignant piece my friend. I been through many hurricanes and they are frightening. Great job. God Bless,. JB
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Date: 9/13/2019 8:08:00 PM
I like the compassion of the write...Well done
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Date: 9/13/2019 6:52:00 PM
Hello Carolyn … nicely written and rhymed Caroline and you showed much compassion for the devastated victims of another natural disaster - thank you Carolyn - Lindsay
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Date: 9/13/2019 4:13:00 PM
How very unpatriotic! Don't your read Trump tweets? The most important thing right now is not anyone's life nor health nor comfort; all the matters is Trump's Vanity Wall is erected in a timely manner! There lies the Riddle for Regina to solve! Good luck! Aloha! Rico
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 9/14/2019 2:05:00 PM
I don't have to read the tweets. They're read each night by newscasters :) I wish we could stop talking about the wall until Mexico agrees to pay for it. Thanks for reading!
Date: 9/13/2019 3:41:00 PM
what a wonderful idea for a psalm Carolyn, may they soon get the aid and help they so desperately need to be able to rebuild shattered lives and start all over again:-( hugs Jan xx
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 9/14/2019 1:47:00 PM
Jan, before I saw Regina's contest, I was going to have a contest for poetic prayers for the Bahamas. Many groups here are collecting money and supplies for the victims. Just wish the president would allow storm victims to enter our country temporarily without visas. Women and children are being turned away.
Date: 9/13/2019 3:38:00 PM
WOW!!
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Date: 9/13/2019 2:06:00 PM
A prayer in your words Carolyn..for the victims of this tragedy..so well expressed! All the best.
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