10/26/2005

That Which was Lost

Hurricane Katrina tore up my beautiful Mississippi Coast. I know that we will rebuild but I had more tears after the videos below. It shows before and after images along the beach of Biloxi and Gulfport.

WLOX Hattip:St. Casserole

I wanted to share this poem of hope the Biloxi Diocese sent out in it's newsletter. No name was given for who wrote it.

A mighty wind blew night and day. It stole the oak tree's leaves away,
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark.
But still the oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
"How can you still be standing Oak?"
The oak tree said, "I know that you can break each branch of mine in two,
Carry every leaf away,
Shake my limbs and make me sway.
But I have roots stretched in the earth,
Growing stronger since my birth,
You'll never touch them, for you see,
They are the deepest part of me.
Until today, I wasn't sure
Of just how much I could endure.
But know I've found, with thanks to you,

I'm stronger than I ever knew."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Felis said...

Very moving.

2:19 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

I thought so too.

5:32 AM  

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