During my time in Haiti, I worked with the education team. The Haitian children are beautiful and I wanted to share with you a poem that I wrote for http://www.ShaiFoundation.org newsletter. Enjoy;)
A Heart Full Of Hope
I saw a pretty little Haitian girl playing in the dirt grass
She does not know that poverty kisses her on the cheek every night
The water that she consumes is filled with bacteria, a dormant cholera killer
The sun provokes a smile and for a moment she forgets that there are no shoes on her dusty angel feet
I saw a handsome Haitian boy in the cornfield breeze
As the eldest son, he is running away from his earthquake woes
No father’s booming voice, no mother’s comforting hugs
Yes he has a dearest grandma holding onto her life until he turns into a man
I see through western eyes our brothers and sisters need us
They cry in the arch of midnight ‘help me please’.
The question then becomes, is their whisper enough to concave your heart into giving?
Written by Winsome ‘Lyrical Healer’ Duncan.