I flipped the TV off today.
Simply could not take
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.