Comments : The Evacuation of New Orleans

  • 12 years ago

    by Aken Sol

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    It's touching, true, and still probably won't change most people's attitude about the whole subject. But it opened my eyes and made me remember the tragedy. A little.

    Aken Sol

  • 12 years ago

    by Jason Meres

    Brilliantly done Sir. Most especially in the final two lines. Well captured.

  • This Poem Was Excellent, It Made My Hurricane Katrina Poems Look Like NOTHING! I Love Your Style Of Writing And Your Honesty 5/5 xoxo-Nikki-xoxo

  • 12 years ago

    by Feline Fatigue

    It confused me a little bit. anyway, the structure was alright, and I could tell how free the sentances were. Don't forget your poetic liscence! You can play with words and contrast them to any form you want. I like how she reflects on memories in the pictures. It is very symbalic, a good element to have in poetry. i liked it, but it seemed a little too free in some parts in the first and second to last segments. 4/5

  • 12 years ago

    by Natalie84

    The sad thing is you're right and it's very unlikely to ever change. I like this very much...I love how you focused on only one person and her memories...her family and animals. One can only imagine what each person was going through...It's funny to me how people were more concerned about trivial things like pictures and such more so than their lives...you never really appreciate things like that until they're gone...Very nice write Sean...

  • 12 years ago

    by shawn hoskins

    Very good and honest,your a very good writer

  • 12 years ago

    by Goth

    This was a good poem i liked the family & pet parts but this part

    "Now alone, but
    not always alone,"

    seemed to contradict it self. Overall ill give this one a 4/5

  • 12 years ago

    by Jacklyn

    Excellent write. i liked the style which you used too. you kept it simple in ways but yet shared a message that is important and got it across to the reader is such a creative way. we all probably look at the effects of this event in different ways. and now we have to face what Rita might do as well. we need to learn to help others better, to get them in a safer place faster and to save lifes sooner.

    ~Jacklyn

  • 12 years ago

    by Chelsey

    I really enjoyed this poem!! I love that it comes from only one persons perspective and it describes all her feelings..your right about this whole peice and its quite sad! Wonderful write my friend please keep it up!
    ~Chelsey~

  • 12 years ago

    by Afraid of the Dark

    Wow i love it. . . i dont know what else to say

    well done

    Laura xXx

  • 12 years ago

    by Steven Beesley

    Sean,

    This is so brilliantly written. The view that you have shown gives a unique perspective and makes it even more interesting to the reader. The whole incident was so sad.

    Regards,

    Steve

  • 11 years ago

    by NannO

    Wow.. very strong poem.. i reli lykd it.. it flowed lyk in a trance or smthn.. i reli enjoyed reading it.. and i lyk how u repeated the last line.. it brought a desirable effect
    keep it up
    Nouna

  • 11 years ago

    by lost_laureate

    Poignant and well written, interesting take on the New Orleans Event. Thanks so much for the wonderful commentry you gave to one of my poems, I have taken this on board and would be happy to discuss it in more detail...but this is about your poem which I adore...I love the way you provoke empathy in the reader by focusing on the thoughts of one woman and her pets...
    "My God,
    only in a world so cold
    can we point fingers
    at one another
    in ironic hypocrisy
    and scream out "inactive!"

    Good lord,
    only in a world this cold."

    Favourite stanzas. I hope this begins to thaw this world the way it thawed my heart. Outstanding....

    [lostlaureate - come find me]

  • 11 years ago

    by Bridgette

    Very nicely done.. great word usage, the flow was great & overall this was a really great poem, with a very true meaning behind it. 5/5***