Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Poem revised. #9433
10/10/00 12:44 AM
10/10/00 12:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 2
vermont usa
A
andrea Offline OP
 
andrea  Offline OP
A
The Visitor

We had a visitor, not one easy to take,
A path of destruction was all he could make.
He invaded our lives just four days ago,
Nobody wanted him and he just wouldn't go.

His name was Keith, Hurricane Keith,
He shot up the waves and settled over Belize.
A Class four hurricane to be remembered by all,
The destruction it took was a great fall.

As buildings came down, roof tops as well,
The streets became flooded and the sea began to swell.
People took cover in whatever they could find,
Other homes, friends no one seemed to mind.

Then came the internet, people would come,
Looking for info, eventually joining as one.
Marty, our leader, with many sleepless nights,
Guided us all, in whatever the plights.

He provided updates on the storm and people too,
He kept a big list of where and who.
You can be sure of this one big thing,
That Marty showed us what selflessness can bring.

Now that the storm is over and reports are coming in,
People looking for family and rebuilding is the next order for him.
He is a great person, a gods send to all,
What would we do without Marty on the ball!

The damage was great, and no one despaired,
With all the help and the work, everyone cared.
From boat docks, to buildings, food and supplies,
Everyone will get on with his or her lives.

No one from anywhere around the globe,
Didn't seem to know what happened unless they were told.
Word spread quickly through out family and friends,
We all joined together to help make the mends.

The sadness & pain, was something we didn't choose,
Now we're stronger than before, Keith you lose!
All I can say about you now Hurricane Keith,
Is that I'm glad your now out of Belize!

Written by Andrea Groner
Email: [email protected]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I originally wrote the first part thinking that was all that I could put in. But after seeing about the relief efforts, I needed to revise it. Hope you all agree.

Re: Poem revised. #9434
10/10/00 01:22 AM
10/10/00 01:22 AM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 601
San Pedro/Maplewood, mn, usa
chunkyruth Offline
.
chunkyruth  Offline
Andrea,

You continue to bring tears to my eyes. I admire your talent and your instincts are right on. Thank you.

Re: Poem revised. #9435
10/10/00 01:52 AM
10/10/00 01:52 AM

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
A
As one poet to another...this is wonderfully done. A beautiful poetic expression. [Linked Image]
Peace. June

Re: Poem revised. #9436
10/12/00 09:34 AM
10/12/00 09:34 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 259
Alberta, Canada
K
Kathy in Canada Offline
 
Kathy in Canada  Offline
K
bump to the top :-)

Re: Poem revised. #9437
10/12/00 09:53 AM
10/12/00 09:53 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 2,090
Corpus Christi, Texas USA
Debbie Offline
 
Debbie  Offline
I say the San Pedro paper needs to publish this, to boost the spirits of all. It also needs to be seen nationally. Who to send it to in Belize City? You did a superb job. Very touching.
Debbie

Re: Poem revised. #9438
10/12/00 09:57 AM
10/12/00 09:57 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 431
Sandshaker Offline
.
Sandshaker  Offline
Already done Sis....LOL [Linked Image]

Re: Poem revised. #9439
10/12/00 09:57 AM
10/12/00 09:57 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 147
Ottawa, Canada
K
karin Offline
 
karin  Offline
K
Andrea, this is just beautiful ! Thanks !

Re: Poem revised. #9440
10/12/00 11:29 AM
10/12/00 11:29 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 7,057
South Texas
Chloe Offline
.
Chloe  Offline
Thanks for the beautiful words, that help in the healing process, for all. Chloe


Dare To Deviate
Re: Poem revised. #9441
10/12/00 07:45 PM
10/12/00 07:45 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 2
vermont usa
A
andrea Offline OP
 
andrea  Offline OP
A
This is in response to Debbie's reply on my poem. Thank you Debbie and everyone for the kind words. With the suggestion that if it gets published in the San Pedro paper, I would like to be emailed first. I would like to make a request to whoever it may be if he/she decides to go ahead with it.

Thank you.
My email is [email protected]

Andrea

Re: Poem revised. #9442
10/12/00 07:51 PM
10/12/00 07:51 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 431
Sandshaker Offline
.
Sandshaker  Offline
Andrea....I sent the Sun a copy of your last post. No problem [Linked Image]


Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
March
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Marty), 178 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics73,692
Posts486,577
Members19,814
Most Online4,377
Dec 15th, 2020



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1