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The Language of the whispering wind lends me a handful of beautiful words;

borrowed and borrowed, I am indebted to the air that has sewn together my poetry.

But is it just to rely on the coming storm to make my emotions flow onto paper?

Without the hurricane my thoughts are limited,

and the stanzas from my mind are dull.

The eye of my poems do not lie within the eye of the hurricane.

I find my perfect outlet in the calamitous wall,

where the wind whispers louder than the shouts of my strongest thoughts.

-By Benjamin Collins

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Yeah, the hurricane was over two years ago, but this stuff will never be old news, especially when so many people are still affected. Getting to what I wanted to say…when I heard reports of the chaos shortly after the storm ended (people roaming the streets, shootings, looting, etc.) I thought about the Sega Genesis game series Streets of Rage. The characters in the game were cops who set out to do what others were apparently unwilling to do, defeat a syndicate. Similarly, in New Orleans after Katrina much of the police force skipped out on their duties leaving only a small dedicated force.

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