Our thoughts and humble prayers go out to all the victims and their next of kin
in
Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida
and to all those who have opened their homes to these refugees.

Our prayers are with you.

God Bless All

IN KATRINAíS WAKE

Today I stand and wonder
Just where this all will end,
I look at natureís fury
And I weep with you my friend.
I hear your children cry 
And I listen to your fears,
I view the devastation
And I wipe away my tears.

Your land has been ravaged ~
This time at natureís hand
I look and I see
A tired and weary band.
Travellers on a journey, 
With no compass and no map
No water and no food,
And little energy to sap.

They cannot help themselves
For there is nothing left at all,
We must ease their suffering
Their back is against the wall.
These people must be feeling
That there is none to care ~
That life itself has abandoned them
That it is just not fair. !!

It is okay to ask for calm. ~
But calm would not come to me
If I had to sit and watch 
As my child died on my knee.
Indeed I would be angry,
Hostile and irate
I would plead for mercy
As I rattled Heavenís Gate.

They canít go back ~ thereís nothing left
And forward there is no way
As morning comes again for them ~
Another painful day.
Death and disease is all around
And some view from lofty towers
Enjoying their wealth and power
Ignoring the final hours.

We who have our homes
Our families and friends
Cannot really imagine
What lies around the bends.
Some sit in lofty offices
Or view the scene from planes ~
Surely they weep and take action
To ease their brotherís pains.

It is all moving in slow motion
While death stalks the street
Of once proud and lovely cities
Where friends would often meet.
I now bow my head in sorrow
I bow my head in grief
I pray that for these people
Soon will come relief.

© Linda J. Vaughan
2nd September 2005
The Pages of Avalon

To all our Sisters & Brothers
across this great Land
our prayers, our hopes are with you- today and in the days to come..

        

 

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