Haiti’s Strife


My soul bursts forth a cry of pain

As I observe the horrendous rain

Of structures falling to the ground

As helpless people run around

Poor mothers cry out in despair

Their children dying everywhere

Innocents have lost their life

Yet again it’s Haiti’s strife

My heart breaks as a part of me

Is lost inside an endless sea

I turn my head to glance away

But I look back to my dismay

My thoughts turn to a private life

With my own fears and my own strife

They seem so small compared to her

The aftershocks have made me stir

They’ve locked her close inside my head

Within my heart my eyes have bled

By tears that fall for Haiti’s pain

For Haiti’s strife for Haiti’s rain

Her sky of gray and her rolling sea

Of earth that took the breath from me

I lift my hands to God above

Will he pour down a drop of love

And hear the cries of Haiti’s call

For peace to come once and for all

 ©Kay Salady

(all rights reserved)

About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on January 20, 2010, in poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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