Six and A Half Miles

A Katrina Poem

by John D. Evans

After surviving a mighty storm With winds that blew homes away Causing levees to bruise and to break A massive flood was surely on her way Through the windows and doors, she came Swimming and kicking, yes our bodies ached With three precious children and a lovely wife To a nearby two-bedroom villa on higher ground Twenty-one deep in that one place for one long day Regardless of being told to go back, a boat came for us He dropped us on the highway with: Help’s coming soon For three long, hot hours, we waited for a ride and our relief So we started walking And walking For six and a half miles Walking Without water Without food Without shade We arrived Met by a sea of hostility We waited in line to get inside And they wouldn’t even let us in ************* ~Inspired by a true story~

Six and A Half Miles by John D. Evans

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