Thursday, September 01, 2005

My Heart Hurts

I flipped the TV off today.

Simply could not take
another minute
of the hopeless flood
that fills my soul
with each new scene

   hip-high water swirling brown and viscous
   past mothers tucking babies under arms,
   a wheelchair waiting empty at the water's edge,
   arms that wave into a silent sky,
   fear and desperation on the haunted faces
   of the hungry, the homeless, the unhelped.

Anger and outrage pelted
the screen from both sides
until my fury melted into despair.

I had to turn off the TV today.
I could not turn off my heart.


Please do whatever you can to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Please look around and appreciate what you have.
Please do one thing to improve and assist your own community.
Please stand up and change the world. We can do better.

3 comments:

Roger said...

Hi, I was just blog surfing and found your site, so I thought that I would leave a comment!

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katrina said...

Oh yes. Aptly said, Sharon.

Kat

rdl said...

I agree, we can do better. just had a conversation with someone today about the kids returning to school(middle) and that they should do something for the Katrina victims and how living in a sports crazy town and having been involved in the cubscouts; i liked the community service aspect making the kids more aware. Think community service should be a requirement for HS graduation. Hopefully we will all do better especially our government.
enjoyed yr. blog by the way. iwill come back when i have more time to explore.