Tragedy carries with it great gain
Earmarking our lives with a date
Personal, lifelong, stalking our dreams
Katrina did that to a million plus
Now we relive all of those dreams
Each time a hurricane attacks the coast

There is an anger that wrenches one’s soul
The heart grows cold at the thought
Everything comes to a stop
Again, we’ve got to run again?
But we do and we will
We know the consequences of not running

Things can be replaced
We know that
But we cannot replace things that were part of us
Our pictures, our events, keepsakes and mementoes
For the rest of our life we will feel that loss
The pain of the dream of losing our hold is real and lasts a lifetime

Clay Corvin 9/2/08