Tuesday, September 06, 2005

18. The Rain Falls So Hard

by wamblicante
(This poem is dedicated to the people of New Orleans, especially the police and armed forces, most especially my niece and nephew, who are police there. They risked everything and lost a lot to stay and help others, as is the duty that they took on.)


A wall of water bearing down on the city
High, so high that it can't be kept at bay

The masses pull together for strength and comfort
Behind their shield of blue and green clad warriors

Protecting and serving as they're sworn to do
Pitting their courage and lives against the storm

Daring it to do it's worst, defiantly proud
Sheltering those they serve with iron wills

Standing tall, smiling against the odds
As the wind howls on and the rain falls so hard


3 comments:

yep, it's me.... said...

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Anonymous said...

Thats a great poem its so sad about the hurricane i wish i had a billion dollars to give to each family whos lost a loved one

Anonymous said...

God bless our emergency workers who left their own families to help others. Instead of shooting at them and asking why they didn't do more, let's be thankful they were there to help.