Tuesday, December 27, 2005

119. Resiliency After The Storms

by Beth Lauren Gewirtzman - Florida

Realizing your home and belongings
Were destroyed before your eyes
Enduring unwarranted hardships
While establishing community ties

Supporting one another
Strangers continue to lend a helping hand
Inspired by the internal strength
Rebuilding your precious land

Living for the moment
And appreciating the strong family connection
Individuals take comfort in numbers
Feeling warmth and protection

Each day time heals the wounded
And hope satiates our souls
Needing support, dedication, and desire
To reach our new goals

Challenges continue to arise
But will not conquer the passion to survive
Youth and elders acknowledge the greatest gift
...of being alive

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