KATRINA

A tsunami named Katrina

Beat a swath, New Orleans first.

People lost and standing helpless

Water everywhere but thirst–

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Unquenched.  Pollution is standard

It can only get much worse!

Waving sheets from higher windows

Much as though these states were cursed.

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Perhaps true the nation staggers!

What will happen?  What can be done?

Cannot help wondering those who perish

Are they hopeful in God’s Son?

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But the longing to keep living

It is strong and it will stay.

They will stand in waist deep waters

Wave their hands, cry out, and pray!

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Night falls, people seeking higher

Safety move up from the streets.

Save for those who still are hopeful

Wave with flashlights till dawn meets.

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Another day of hopeful waiting

For the help that cannot come.

Hundreds dead and far more dying,

Helicopters?  One by one!

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Sam Cox 8.31.05

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