Here To Stay


Hellicane: Poets Respond to Hurricane Katrina

Katrina we will never forget the day you came\r\nYou left behind so much pain\r\nOur life will never be the same\r\n\r\nWe heard your roar as you came ashore\r\nYou came out of the sea and onto the land like an angry hand\r\n\r\nYou destroyed so much\r\nYou made sure we ALL felt your touch\r\n\r\nThe World heard our cries\r\nPeople came from far and near\r\nThey saw our tears and they felt our fears\r\n\r\nFirst came the water and ice\r\nThat was really nice\r\nThen came the MRE\'s\r\nWe now had our basic needs\r\nFinally at last\r\nAnd in time there was no line\r\nWe were able to get gas\r\n\r\nDays became weeks\r\nWeeks became months\r\nAnd now its been a year since you were here\r\n\r\nWe made it through recovery\r\nRebuilding has began\r\nThe futrue is still to come\r\nWell this is what we have to say\r\nWe are here to stay\r\nEven though you took so much away\r\nOur hearts may be broke\r\nBut we are stronger then the mighty oak\r\nWe have God\r\nWe have Hope\r\n



“Here To Stay,” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed April 13, 2024,