Six Years Later

November 13, 2011
By laxgirl9 BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
laxgirl9 BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
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As you look throughout the city
And see the destruction about
Does our country care? I truly start to doubt
It’s already been six years
But the effects will last forever
I walk past a homeless family
And I slowly start to tremor
A date that changed the country forever
August 28 2005
We still remember those who lost their lives
Families were split apart
Best friends broken up
Come on, America, I thought you had a heart
Vacant buildings and overgrown weeds are a common sight
But that just isn’t right
Grass taller than most children
And no place to play in
This once was a place of hope
But as soon as that levee broke
It turned to a place of horror
People shipped all over the country
Some never coming back
And, us, the rest of country, picked up for what they lacked.
And now six years later
They’re better off than before
But some may have forgoten they still need so much more
The trash still on the streets
The people not yet on their feet
Still need us as much as ever
As they’re still on this never ending Endeavour
To get their community back
All of the citizens on the right track
To bring New Orleans back together
It may be old news now
But trust me, the devastation was much greater
They still need help and prayers
Even six years later.

The author's comments:
I recently went on a mission trip to New Orleans and was astounded by all of the damage that is still there.

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on Dec. 7 2011 at 3:39 am
laxgirl9 BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Thank youu!

on Dec. 4 2011 at 5:42 pm
RoseBloodX SILVER, Palm Desert,
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Favorite Quote:
Even if u cast me into the deepest darkest abyys, you'll never sway me from the one cause that pushes me to keep fighting. whatever the cost im ready to pay it. -Terra, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep; Blank Points ; Final Chapter

Very powerful! Love it :)

Hoosier BRONZE said...
on Dec. 4 2011 at 5:05 pm
Hoosier BRONZE, Connersville, Indiana
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awesome! lotta truth there

on Dec. 2 2011 at 2:32 pm
laxgirl9 BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
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yes I am. Are you?

on Dec. 2 2011 at 2:26 pm
Mortimer-Micheals-Jacob-Joyce GOLD, Edgar, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
And I didn't feel a thing, So baby don't feel my pain
Just smile back"-Eminem

I think most people have kind of forgotten that New Orleans still needs a lot of work.  It's cool that you went on a mission trip to there, I take it you're a Christian?

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