Friday, September 09, 2005

 

Ibae Baye T'orun

Mourn for the bayou
And the flowers withered
Mourn for the bayou

Mourn for the bayou
And the cemeteries drowned
Mourn for the bayou

Ajuba, all you hurt
Ajuba, all you wandering
Ajuba, all you gone
And gone away

Mourn for the bayou
And the Orishas fair
Mourn for the bayou

Mourn for the bayou
And Mama Marie
Three red crosses
Mourn for the bayou

Ashe
Ashe
Ashe

Ajuba, all you Eggun

Mourn for the bayou

(a pitiful attempt by me at a poem expressing sorrow at what has happened to New Orleans...)

copyright 2005 by Salena Moffat

I would love to hear from anyone who either liked or disliked my poem, or who would like to share their own thoughts and sorrows. Please e-mail me at ladypriory@yahoo.com if you'd like.

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