Black Poetry : Still Drowning

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    She survived Hurricane Katrina...
    in body anyway
    But her mind is still drowning,
    drowning to this day
    Still drowning in fear
    not knowing when help
    was going to get there
    True refuge would have
    been found
    In being taken to
    higher ground
    But she was dropped off at
    that stadium, glad to be alive
    And left in God's hands
    to somehow survive
    And soon she discovered
    as the water continued to rise
    The many ways there are to
    drown despite her cries
    Drowning in ignorance, thinking
    surely the military has been alerted
    Drowning in lies, believing needless
    deaths would soon be averted
    Drowning in hunger and in thirst
    uttering every possible profanity
    Drowning in sweat, piss, and ****
    humiliated by the inhumanity
    Drowning in rats, blood, and corpses
    becoming numb amid all the insanity
    And when true help finally came
    It all felt surreal in her head
    She still felt like she was drowning
    like a part of her was dead
    She survived Hurricane Katrina...
    in body anyway
    But her mind is still drowning,
    drowning to this day
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    the individual lives

    the individual stories

    until you actually lived through the terror of katrina and the aftermath

    few can appreciate their collective pain

    :qqb008: <~~~~~~~ So'ja man STILL WAITING FOR FEMA

    or somebody and anybody

    how about FoxNews?

    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36918
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, to walk a mile in each of their shoes would be the only way to truly know that horror. I remember your piece talking about cable news being Johnny on the Spot. Fema should find out how they're able to do it, and take notes. Hmmmm. Thank you brotha.
     
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    Truth be told

    WATZ, good report on the shame that will forever be associated with Katrina.

    Fox News would be as overwhelmed as the Tidy Bowl Man in the White House :poop:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up deep write no one knows thy trouble and pain til one's walk da lane
    or swim da rivers of pouring water and windz of terror
     
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    Hello sista watz:
    Your piece was so on point...you basically told the story.
    And as soja said if you did not live it you cannot
    even begin to understand or comprehend.
    Awesome Write as always!!!!!

    Much Luv
     
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    Feeling this...

    I truly and wholeheartedly do appreciate this piece, I can relate but nowhere near in the same way. I will always remember the stories I have heard about the way things were before, during and after Katrina. I know that, like a few have already said, I will never know the extent of the damage for the people as well as the community. But I can and do appreciate their feelings. This piece was the epitome of quite a few people's feelings now that I know. I hope you don't mind, but I plan to forward this to a few friends from N.O and the gulf coast( but I will wait for your reply before I do that:))
     
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    Beloved Qg Watzinaname::grouphug:
    :heart: :SuN030: :SuN030:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Not something you'd normally see on the news at 6. LOL @ Tidy Bowl Man in the White House. Thank you 1poet.
    No, no one knows the depths of it for sure unless they were in it. Thank you Rich.
    We can relate but can't truly know their despair. Thank you so much 4Everluv.
    Afroprincess, to think that my words could even begin to touch upon the feelings of those who actually experienced this catastrophe, humbles me. Yes you can share my piece with your friends. And even better, invite them over to Destee.com. Peace sister, thank you.
    Always a pleasure to see that you have graced one of my writes Goddess Auset. Thank you.
     
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    It's deep, cause it will linger for a lifetime...
    The ones in it, will carry the pain
    while we that wasn't, will forever carry the anger of why and how.
    Awesome piece poet!!
     
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