The winds, like vengeful warriors,
Came shrieking through
Their battle cries reached through the skies,
As they ravaged
all in sight.
Like toys, people's homes collapsed,
Tall buildings shook
Sturdy bridges broke apart,
Mighty trees let go and
A night from Hell; folks hid inside,
And waited for the
When the sun came out, the levee broke,
Then the water began to
It rose and flowed with viciousness,
As it played with
It tossed men around like match sticks,
Right before their
loved one's eyes.
Land and cities sunk in mud,
lost, hearts crushed, dreams vanished,
All heaven mourned above.
But from a distance, through the clouds,
There came a sign
The Saints were standing by, dear friends,
To help the grieving
Louisiana ... Alabama ...
Mississippi ... treasured
Soothing Blues and white Magnolias,
Dixie lights must not go
The spirit of New Orleans,
Biloxi charm and Mobile
Forever in our hearts,
Nothing else can take their place.
Men can rebuild their cities,
And men will heal, for they
As long as God's still in His heaven,
And those Saints keep
Virginia (Ginny) Ellis
2005 ~ Revised August 2007
PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!
Pray for our sisters and brothers in the Gulf states,
in the wake of the terrible disaster brought about by
hurricane Katrina August 29, 2005.