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    Not Just The Levees Broke by: Phyllis Montana-Leblanc. Hurricane Katrina Survivor


    "Not Just The Levees Broke" By: Phyllis Montana-Leblanc:


    Not just the levees broke

    The spirit broke, my spirit

    The families broke apart (I want my momma, my sister and my nephew back home!)

    The auction block broke from so many African-American bodies

    The sense of direction was broken because of the darkness

    There was light from time to time, but they broke away and left us

    My being together broke when I fell apart

    The smell broke away from my skin when I came out of the waters

    The waters that came and stood still, with the bodies of my people, the dogs, shit, and piss, rats, snakes and "heard of" alligators

    The broken smiles, the broken minds, the broken lives

    And you know something? You wanna know something?

    Out of all of this brokenness, I have begun to mend.

    With God, my deep, deep commitment to infinite strength and to never give up

    I am mending

    I am coming back

    God willing, for a long, long time

    So, when you see the waters,

    When you see the levees breaking,


    Know what they really broke along with them.


    Excerpt from "Not Just The Levees Broke" My Story During And After Hurricane Katrina. Foreword by: Spike Lee.


    In honor of the survivors and those who perished on August 29, 2005. New Orleans, Louisiana.


    Has America Forgotten About New Orleans And ITS Recovery? Are we suffering from "Katrina Fatigue?"

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