Katrina, Katrina

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Hellicane: Poets Respond to Hurricane Katrina

Katrina, Katrina,\r\nWhat have you done to me?\r\nI know I am not alone\r\nBut I\'m taking it personally\r\nYou tortured my animals\r\nAnd made them starve\r\nI couldn\'t get back fast enough\r\nNow they\'re lost\r\nMy family is dispersed\r\nI now live alone\r\nDepressed and lonely\r\nA barren trailer is now my home\r\nEverything I loved and nurtured\r\nWas taken away from me\r\nMy home, my grocery store\r\nMy comfort zone\r\nMy family\r\nI now seldom see\r\nDaily reminders are everywhere\r\nMy dreams, my hopes are riddled\r\nWith despair\r\nTrue, my life was teetering down\r\nBefore your wrath destroyed my world\r\nWhen my spirit was fragile and weak\r\nYour winds toppled it to the ground\r\nOverwhelmed, I crumbled away\r\nleaving me broken and sad\r\nStill I struggled to stay afloat\r\nWith whatever hope I had\r\nI fell so hard that my heart shattered\r\nDepressed and angry, nothing mattered\r\nNo longer do I live in my familiar surroundings\r\nMy meager treasured belongings\r\nMuddied and ruined\r\nBut despite your reign of destruction\r\nI vow to defeat you\r\nWith my faith and conviction\r\nI assure you my family will beat you\r\nHard work and love will uphold\r\nAs I work hard and help thy neighbors\r\nMy friends and family\r\nWill surely come home

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“Katrina, Katrina,” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed May 26, 2024, https://hurricanearchive.org/items/show/26498.