Monday, September 12, 2005

36. Katrina Took Its Toll

by Davina Prill - Tennessee

The tears they flowed like the rain as the TV began to show
The devastation and the havoc of the world that you once did know

The waters covering your cities and taking the ones you love
The cries in anger went out to the one above

The shadows and the darkness that swept in the sea
The underlurking thoughts and the definite misery

So many thought they could make it and they took a chance
Others didn't want to but now lay aside without a second glance

Some were spared while others lay afloat
Some were scared and others they did boast

The anger overwhelmed me as I saw the statement our leader made
Of how he came back early from a vacation our people surely paid

How can he be so bold to say such, when all those tears are being shed
How could he be so bold when, because he delayed, so many now are dead

The photos struck me just like a brick
Here I was safe at home feeling guilty and sick

I wanted to help them and save them from their misery
But I had no way and with our leaders grew so angry

I saw a woman on the news with a baby in her arms
Crying out for help because he was too warm

He couldn't wake from his sleep, and in me I just died
I wanted so much to help them but only cried

This storm it took so many, and for them and their loved ones I feel so
much pain
But, I know I can't even begin to imagine what they must have felt was
in vain

I gave what I could and started a group to reunite
But sadly some passed through that day in its darkened light

I wanted to say something beautiful to touch each and every soul
But I find it so hard when you have taken such a toll

I wish you peace and comfort as you start anew
Please know I am thinking daily of every one of you

In your sorrows know I too shed my tear
For those you lost and held oh so dear

hellicane category: despair


Shy1 said...

Loved your poem I couldnt agree more....I think many of us felt helpless....bc there was nothing we could do...Thanx for ahring such a beautiful poem. Shy1

David G. said...

a friend of mine said I just had to come read this poem so I am sending a link to my friends and family too bc I think its an awesome poem...well written and with such power...thank you for sharing it with the world... David G.

Kathy G. said...

Well, my son sent me this link just now and called and told me I just had to read it. I think it is a beautiful poem and that you did express enough. All that could be express really. I can't write that way but I agree with what you are saying. Thanks to you for sharing it as my son has said already and thank you son for telling me about this beautiful poem.

Kathy G.

Dalton Sexton said...

Your work is just as beautiful and heartfelt as ever!

Davina Prill said...

Thank you all so much for your comments. It means alot to me that others have taken the time not only to read but to comment on my poem it I hadn't even expected as much and just happened back upon this poem when I googled my name...again Thank You