The Color Line

Lest We Forget… Remembering Hurricane Katrina

Stony the road we trod
Bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope, unborn had died
Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet,
Come to a place, for which our father sighed.
We have come, over a way that with tears has been watered;
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered.
Out of the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last,
Where the white gleam, of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears
Thou who hast brought us thus far along way
Thou who hast by thy might, led us into the light
Keep us forever in the path we pray
Lest our feet, stray from the places our God where we met Thee,
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee
Shadowed beneath Thy hand; may we forever stand
True to our God,
True to our native land
.

Keep it uppity and radically truthful, JLL

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2 thoughts on “Lest We Forget… Remembering Hurricane Katrina

  1. As a HS graduation gift a couple years ago, I took my brother to the Essence Music Festival and made an appointment with Habitat for Humanity to help in the efforts. We both enjoyed it and wanted to do so much more. We were both disappointed that hardly anything changed (and probably still hasn’t). I hope to make it back down there in a year or two; HfH is doing great work under the circumstances.

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