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Harvey and Irma

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Harvey and Irma
were magnificent beasts.
They unleashed the hell
and devastation as only
a Hurricane can.
They also unleashed
something in ourselves
as a country.
Our focus as a nation
was riveted first
on Texas and Louisiana.
Then Florida hit the fan.
But bless Irma’s heart
she had mercy on us
and blinked.
Horrendous as they were,
they seemed to bring out
the best in us.
Even the looters
were on top of their game.
I guess the bush
I’m beating around is
it took two disasters
to get Washington,
without so much
as a hint of controversy,
to function like it is supposed to.
Granted, by now one would assume
that disaster protocol is in place.
All POTUS need do
is say,
“Make it so, Number One.”  
Kind of a no-brainer,
you just have to
stay out of the way
of the Red Cross and FEMA
and just let them do
what they do best.
Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention,
or maybe it took a hurricane
to blow louder than DC.
It is sad to think
I choose to watch a disaster on TV
to see people working together
to make me forget about politics
and everybody butting heads.

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JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
Posts 16272
South Louisiana


1 posted 09-13-2017 06:37 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You are right, Lori, disasters have always been what has brought us together to work for the good. Nice work.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 782
In The Mirror


2 posted 09-13-2017 09:48 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

In the best of times...or the worst, something always upstages something else. It's the way of Man and Nature.

Well stated Miss Lori. The bushes needed trimming. They grow fast and obscure my view.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 09-14-2017 06:35 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks Jerry! OMG! Cover me up and elevate my feet, I'm going into shock! I think we finally found political common ground! ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 09-14-2017 06:39 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesy,
I'm happy you can see things better now. Thank you for the read and your wonderful comment. ~L
Poet In Pink
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Sad but true...Tragedy always brings peeps together ~ Racism...Differences...They are thrown to the winds ~ To bad it can't be like that all the time!  Much enjoyed Lori Belle ~ Alana
 
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