Friday, March 10, 2006

Mardi Gras - The Rebirth of New Orleans

Unfortunately, there has been some debate over this years celebration of Mardi Gras. Some residents argued that this year's celebration should have been cancelled. I would have to disagree. I'm happy to hear that the city of New Orleans continued the tradition of Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is a piece of New Orleans. The first Mardi Gras was celebrated in 1699. I believe that knowing New Orleans is being rebuilt is what helps keep many residents going. Mardi Gras was part of the rebirth of a city torn apart at the seams.

Beginning of a new tomorrow
Is everyone’s dream
Rebirth of a city
Torn apart at the seams
Hope shines in the dawning of New Orleans

Rose DesRochers

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes I am glad they got to celebrate Mardi Gras too, they have lost so much so glad they were able to continue the tradition of Mardi Gras loved your poem too my friend ((HUGS))