Ode to the Bitch…A Sandy Requiem
There once was a time, not that long past
Over a year has elapsed, it’s gone by at last
We never once thought about lifting our house
Let’s drink to Her passing, that miserable louse.
It’s Sandy who changed us and pushed us around
It’s Sandy we cursed – her issues resound
In her swirling flood waters, our belongings astrew
Things were worse than we thought…if only we knew.
Who ever wanted to deal with the mess?
The loss, the dreams gone, the horrible stress
Will it ever come back and be as it was?
We just couldn’t see, through all of the buzz
But a year has gone by, and we’re stronger for that
Nothing could beat us or lay us down flat
We reached out for help to neighbor and friend
Soon we could see that there might be an end
We learned some new terms, that we never would know
We were confused and so mad, looked for things we could throw!
Elevation and pilings, flood vents and RREM
Everyone thought “ But this happens to them!”
But it happened to us and we’re much better now
We wondered and worried and thought about how
To lift, renovate, flood proof and fix
New words and ideas – we’ve taken our licks
Now all of a sudden, the money is flowing
Though slowly at first, the Shore is now growing
RREM has finally been born
We’re now fixing our lives, which once were so torn.
There are meetings and visits and studies and plans
All of sudden it’s a cry for All Hands!
To hammer and fix, rebuild and repair
Renovate, refurbish and lift – don’t despair!
The Shore is alive, and growing once more
It’s in sight for so many, the old Jersey Shore
When beaches and barbecues with family and friends
Will happen again, our lives on the mend.
Let there be blessings and wishes for peace and good times
So important for all, more so than these rhymes!
We’re much better now, but have further to go
Working together, the Shore will now grow.
So when you’re upset and worried and sad
Take heart fellow Sandster, it’s not really that bad!
You’ve taken your licks and weathered the Storm
Get ready for “happy” to be the new norm!
Dream Homes, Ltd.
Atlantic Northeast Construction LLC
Rebuild, Renovate, Raise or Repair Your Home from Storm Sandy
Rebuilding NJ One Home at a Time…
Residential Construction & Development for over 20 years in NJ
314 Rt.9, Forked River, NJ 08731 Mailing: PO Box 627, Forked River, NJ 08731
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