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Katrina the Hurricane

Updated on August 14, 2016

"A Perspective From A Far"

I'm writing this for you as promised, and I want you to know. That I'm giving this my best intentions, and that I'm not a pro.

We all were having a bright beautiful Fall day. However things were different just a thousand miles away.

We saw on the channel two news late that night. That a big storm in the gulf would hit at first light.

The next day as the big news was coming in fast. Everyone soon realized that this one was going to last.

The reporters were showing footage, while safe in their booth. Of entire families who were trapped upon their roof.

The following morning not long after we all awoke. We heard on the radio that a levee had broke.

At that moment we didn't realize what all of this meant. But a short time later we saw those affected living in a tent.

Seeing all of this carnage that Katrina had left, made us all quite sad. But how OUR government was slow to respond, made us all very mad.

We wondered why OUR government wasn't getting on the ball. To rescue all those good people down at the convention hall.

We realize being so far away that we couldn't be very much help to you. So we hope all of our heartfelt prayers and donations made a little difference & made it through.

Aurthor's note -

I originally wrote this very special poem expressively for a very special fellow hubber by the name of nclark140 at very her own request. She's a very brave person in this life, and a very good writer who has been hit in the prime of life with Multiple Sclerosis. She's written seven great hubs so far to date, and I know that she still returns from time to time here at the hub pages. So please if you can stop by and give her some encouraging fan mail sometime, which I'm sure will really make her happy. I know that you will also really make her day by paying her a visit!

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      Peter Plum 9 months ago

      Thoughtful. Chronological image of events came through strongly for me. Held my attention as the events unfolded over time. This poem had a nice flow, not labored, and, concluded with kind and welcome sentiments. Worthwhile read.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Dedicated two poems to both you and your Friend, N Clark140. Look for them, very recent.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I think we all will remember Katrina. When I was a kid (and that was a long time ago) I don't ever remember hearing about storms that great, not even when I became a teenager. Your hub was very interesting.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Oh, my goodness, what a beautiful poem for such a horrific event. I have never experienced hurricane, looks really scary :( BTW, going to visit the page of your great friend nclark140 :)

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      sheilamarie78 2 years ago

      Katrina was certainly an unforgettable storm on many levels.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Another example of your self-giving nature. God bless you, Poetthe poet.

      Now for the poem, I have noticed that you have a narrative style which is very beautiful. You should do well at stand-up poetry. Go to a poetry Cafe. There are about six I know in NY, and must surely be in your area also.

      I will visit your Friend. Peace.

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      Marina 2 years ago from Clarksville TN

      Very true.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great poetry!

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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      Nice work. Well done.

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      Alfreta Sailor 5 years ago from Southern California

      Very good. I remember Katrina very well. Yes, I'll go over and visit nclark140.

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      Nora411 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      A beautiful way to give those affected by Hurricane Katrina a voice. Great poetry skills PoethePoet! Voting up and more!

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      A horrible tragedy expressed very well. I hope we never get another like it.

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      junko 5 years ago

      Thanks for caring.

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      sammieham0317 5 years ago from East Providence

      I was raised in Southern MS and at the time when Katrina hit, I had just turned 17 years old three days before. I lived in Bay St. Louis, MS. We lost everything that we owned, and were moved to Arkansas. It took me a long time to not have nightmares from Katrina. No one was taken care of from the south in the way they should have been... it was a shame

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      John MacNab 5 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      Even up here in Canada we were not amused at the US government's actions after Katrina.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      this was a very great and touching hub, very nice of you to tribute to a fellow hubber! Voted up and beautiful!

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for sharing this hub with us. It was a difficult time in many lives. GBY.

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Great tribute to your friend. I will go read her hubs.

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      Luis E Gonzalez 5 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Very ,very nice....good job.

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      wwolfs 5 years ago

      Nice poem. A hurricane to remember that left much disaster. Thanks for sharing!

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Well written

      I liked the good gesture of including a link to a fellow hubber.

      Thanks for sharing

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Very interesting poem recounting this natural disaster. Thanks for sharing your insights in the poetic fashion of yours. Rated up and interesting.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Voted up and across the board, except funny. Your caring nature makes you an exemplary person, and your writing reflects the same. Never give up what you believe in.

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      Joanna McKenna 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I'm just blown away how you condensed the essence of the run up to and the aftermath of Katrina in so few words. WOW...

      Voted UP and AWWWWWESOME! ;D

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Excellent narrative poem. I remember clearly when Katrina hit. I still can't believe it. I visited New Orleans in the summer of 2009 and was glad to see people's spirits were up. New Orleans is a great little city which everyone should make a point visiting at least once in their lifetimes.

      Voted up


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      Beth J 5 years ago from India

      Great poem poethepoet. The poem created vivid images in my mind's eye.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      An informative hub, with a nice personal touch.

      Best Wishes.

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Poethepoet, What an elucidating, insightful, revelatory poetic record recalling the impactful Hurricane Katrina! In particular, your message benefits from the careful attention to rhyme scheme, language and words. An underlying message can be considered the keeping of promises, by governments to their people. It's foreshadowed by your very first line.

      Thank you for sharing,


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      Mark Pitts 5 years ago from United States

      I had many friends in NOLA, and still do. The obvious sentiment is there. The more meaningful thing to me is why you wrote it in the first place. That is the true heart in my view.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Nicely done and an important reminder of a terrible tragedy that people are still coping with.

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      looniestlove 5 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

      Thank you for sharing this hub with us...he hurricane Katina, did destroy many lives,my family and I have also experience flood in our area and I know how it feels to have encountred such a tragedy...well written should write more..

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      marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Thanks for this Hub on Katrina Poethe poet. It was a terrible hurricane and I wonder what has now become of the people who lost their homes, and the neighbourhoods that were flooded when the leves broke.