Wednesday, August 16, 2006

142. Nine Months After

by Dione Porche - New Orleans, Louisiana

No culture, no sound, no one is around
Everything is lost, pictures along with trash
Trophies, Mardi Gras beads, sentimental valuables
Lost in a flash
Yesterday, not long ago
Our lives were as yours
We had our problems
We had our joys
People lived in houses
The coffee was brewing
The laundry was in the wash
Uptown, downtown, Lakeshore Drive
No one knew
That we'd just be happy to be alive
Here back home is an alien land
No one could believe
All of us were affected
Beyond what we could ever perceive
We knew that it would happen
Forty years to count
Countdown to a nightmare
A dream come true, per se
Katrina had her way

Hellicane category: SURVIVORS' Tales

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