2013-07-12 / Community

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Coming Home

Well, in spite of Sandy,
we should have a party
And I think we should party hardy.
We went through a lot
with Sandy and such
And it just proved to be too much.
That night of the flood,
we were all in shock,
Every one of us, block after block.
The tide kept rising
higher and higher
And when the water reached its
mark, we were in the dark.
We grabbed flashlights to help us
through the night
We knew by morning
it would a terrible sight
We laid there with thoughts
that wouldn’t let us rest
We said a prayer
and hoped for the best
Most homes were destroyed
and belongings, too.
And still waiting for money,
so we can buy new.
It wasn’t easy looking at the mess,
But I’ll bet there are some
who have far less.
Yes, we went through hell
and it wasn’t fun
But We’re are coming back,
one by one
Yes, We’re coming back
to the town where we belong
Because We are Broad Channel
Strong!
-Carol Corbett

Doorway

Lots of bushes, trees, and dreams
destroyed by salt. Lots.
This door stands.
Passersby glide by the remains
of the day.
Removed.
“I miss that door,
it made me smile.”
“One door opens.”
“A Doorway To Nowhere,
Somewhere,
The Future,
Better Days.”
The door says, “We’re Still Here!”
-Bob Sarnoff

Surfs UP

Jump on the train marked “A”
Ride it to Rockaway
When you get here you can tell
That is the Ocean you smell
Just a short walk and you’re at the
edge Your heart pounds like the beat
of a sledge

Your step quickens and your wind
gets short Scope the scene till you
spy the sport All the lads are at
Bell”s beach Just a short distance to

reach Now you’re here and you
can’t wait
Man these waves are looking great
Wax your board
Check your cord
Enter the water and head on out
Till you see the wave that’ll make
you shout Surfs Up and I am too
Going to hang this wave till it’s
through Then again and again all
the day I’ll fly the wind in Rockaway
-Ed Broderick

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