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Katrina, One Year Later: No Lady, She--
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Monday, August 14, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Nordette's "Hurricanes of Roosting Birds (Hurricane Katrina Anniversary)" inspired one of my own.

No lady, she--
she, who came storming onshore,
yet expected;
swirling her dirtied skirts
about, dancing
to frenzied tunes.

No lady, she--
she, the homeless wanderer
who invaded
our own, who stole
everything we had,
making it hers
and hers, alone.

No lady, she--
she, who left a legacy
of debris and
sheer hopelessness
in her wake...and vivid
reminders that
things ain't the same.

No lady, she--
the trollop who stomped onshore,
the thief in the
night, our killer,
our memories, failures,
this lady who
was no lady.

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 8/29/2006
Powerful~!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this one too.~
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 8/16/2006
A great write Karla!
Love and Hugs, B&R
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 8/16/2006
Excellent poetry Karla. Nordette may have supplied the inspiration but you provided your own slant and you did a great job. Katrina was no lady!
Love Chanti
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 8/15/2006
Dear Karla,

You say it better than most. I really think it's C..L when one poet is inspired by another.

Love, Light & Peace,
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 8/15/2006
Very well done, Karla, an impassioned write about the new BoogieMan/Woman creeping into legend. I remember seeing a newsclip of how Katrina picked up a casino in Mississippi and moved it onto land and the cars stacked up around. It's hard for us humans to comprehend the power if we didn't live through it.

Thank you, Karla. That my poem inspired this wonderful work makes me happy on another level that I wrote "Hurricanes of Roosting Birds." ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 8/14/2006
As we waited in a hotel room in Texas for a call from my son, a police officer, my daughter and I were almost certain we'd have no home to return to. Katrina skirted just enough to the east to spare us major damage but fast on her heels was Rita which spared my area nothing. Do you know that people here began refering to the storms as Kat-rita just to simplify things? She was no lady for sure and what was left in her wake will haunt us forever. Powerfully written Karla!

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 8/14/2006
Powerfully written here Karla, write on and be blessed in the writing
God Bless
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/14/2006
Well said and well written, very painful subject but captured the insanity of it all.

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/14/2006
Has it been a year already? I guess it has. No one will ever forget the rape and pillaging of this one of a kind storm.

love and peace,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/14/2006
Excellent write in tribute to Katrina!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 8/14/2006
That lady is a tramp.................but, Karla, your powerful write magnifies just how awesome a lady YOU truly are!

Love your remembrance, love your style, love you! Rhonda
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/14/2006
Great metaphor - lady as the storm - and vivid images of a horrendous time in human history. And also I agree with Bill below. It wasn't this countries finest hour.

Excellent write dear Karla. You have a keen mind.

Blessings ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/14/2006

You never know what is just around the corner in life..
We are all at the Mercy of God

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/14/2006
Excellent remmbrance in creative poetry, Karla! Let's hope this year will be a bettr one,and pray for more to be done on the damage that is still there from Katrina.

Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 8/14/2006
Powerful memories.Revival did take place though..Hallaulah, God is asking us from that situation for a reality check..

Love & Peace, Dove
Reviewed by F William Broome 8/14/2006
Your words are challenging, indeed. Perhaps, Katrina came to test us. If so, we damn well failed the test. And, that was not would the people survive te elements. It was surely a test of how willing our governments are to spend the money - UP FRONT
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 8/14/2006
Powerful write and reminder, Karla!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/14/2006

Very well penned; a powerful, hardhitting write! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Rebecca Burns 8/14/2006
No lady indeed! Nice job chickie.

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