Nine years ago, a flood washed away a good portion of our mountain and took our men, Earl and Ellis with it, so it pains me somethin’ terrible when I see weather like happened in Oklahoma yesterday.
Zelda here, and I have to say, I shed some real tears lookin’ at the damage done by that twister in Moore. Them poor people lost everthin,’ and dozens of ’em won’t live to tell about it. My heart is in a million pieces right now, and Mother Cray didn’t sleep a wink, wishin’ she could go there and offer comfort to folks what lost young ‘uns.
“You never git over that,” she keeps sayin’.
I don’t imagine you do.
And now on the internet, I see people sayin’ them poor people shouldn’t get help from the government because they have a couple of narcissistic gasbag senators and representatives what tried to deny government help for the people what got hit by Sandy.
Well, you can deny them help, but it won’t hurt them senators and representatives. They can pretend they care, but if they didn’t care about the folks in New Jersey and New York, they ain’t gonna care about the folks in Moore.
Ain’t no need to punish the folks who are hurtin’ so bad already. It ain’t justice to deny them help, it’s just mean-spirited revenge and it won’t do nobody no good.
Mercy, I can understand wantin’ to hurt those nasty, egocentric legislators, but it ain’t the way the Lord taught us how to behave.
I wish me and Nell and Mother Cray could go there and help, but I fear we’d just get in the way. So, we will send our prayers, and our hopes that people can see past what stupid elected people do and think about the people what are hurtin’ so bad this mornin.’
It’s called compassion. The lawmakers might not have it, but we can.