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Hope Floats (Hurricane Katrina)



They came from every walk of life
Some traveling over many miles

Their only want, to ease the pain
And replace our frowns with smiles.

Giving up all the comforts of home
They took up our struggles to share

Never have I seen such compassion
Nor ever have I felt such care.

Sympathetic ears, reliving the terror
Of what so many had gone through

They faced discouragement and distrust
Yet their faith and love held true.

Not only those who came to serve
Lifting our spirits with their charms

But every city in the United States
Who welcomed us with open arms.

Slowly those dark clouds in our lives
Parted to let the new hope in

Slowly our frowns turned around
And we met them, grin for grin...

About this poem

This is a tribute to all who came to our aid after Katrina took our houses, our belongings, even our siblings, parents, grandparents and friends.

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Written on September 27, 2005

Submitted by jerrylogie on September 07, 2022

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