Friday, September 16, 2005

Life after Katrina

The light shines again in the land of dreams,
As General Katrina retreats to her lair for a thousand years
Innocents triumph over adversity!

Yet, the dead cloud hangs over the city
As the land gives up its secrets;
Showing Katrina’s deadly hand.

But there is a flicker of hope in the horizon,
As Providence sooths the pain of the brave
And the Big Easy rises from the grave.

Nevertheless, thoughts of Katrina’s sinful ways abound,
Tales of the hungry wind that devours the city
captivates the mind
Yet, the struggle for survival continues in earnest.

Thus, as the flood recedes, life begins anew;
The dark cloud rolls away with ease;
(revealing the deep blue sky)
And the new era opens with a kaleidoscope of colors.

The bright sunshine warms the heart of the heroic survivors!
And the ageless spirit soars with delight
As the city birds make their presence felt.

Songs of joy and laughter fill the air once again!
A brand new world emerges from the ashes of the old,
Like a beautiful bride from the heavens beyond.


Copyright © Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo 2005
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