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Je t'aime ... Vive! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

The levee broke, my heart crumbled.
Death swallowed my city; alongside you I drowned.
Remembering, remember …
Gravitational pull to beautiful coercion
Freedom of speech, sex, liquor, life and love.
Lustful cheers and a taste of sweet culture.
Remembering, remember …
Vivid scenes of overwhelming waters.
Ghastly pictures of too many bodies afloat.
Remembering, remember …
Embracer of sinners, tamer of none.
Zydeco whispers linger in my blood.
Breeder of the loose and fearless Cajun-Creole.
Remembering, remember …
Unraveling, unmasking the perception of joy.
Untangling confusion of the lives left destroyed.
Bereft of its being, stripped to the core.
Remembering, remember …
Keeper of heartache, releaser of hope.
Generating new life, replacing love lost.
Bridge for your people, resurrected from the storm.
Je t’aime … Vive! Nouvelle Orléans.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Barbie22 said...
Apr. 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm
I accidentally rated this article with one star when i wanted to give it 5.  i love it!
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