Haitian Redemption

January 23, 2010
By RenaissanceMan SILVER, Westland, Michigan
RenaissanceMan SILVER, Westland, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I was born. It was born. So it began. It continues. It will outlive me. People whisper, stare, giggle. Their eternal privilege. My eternal curse-Joyce Carol Oates


Thou art as a shadow in the algid Siberian frost

 Woe betide the darkness...you shall not surmount

I hear your cries. Guttural and piercing. Your sacrifice not to be forgotten. 

You crush me. Inhibit me. You beat me and cripple me. Yet strong I stand.

Begrimed souls litter the distorted paths
Timid and stricken...
The youthful are liberated. Run and cry with glee.
Retreat moments later. Their eyes hollow and unforgiving. 

For one to praise God when the heart beats, and accuse him when it stops. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God why? God why? 

The maladorous corpses embrace one another. Cherubic and angelic are their ghostly smiles. Not so far-gone. Spoiled in the riches of love they are.

 Suffocated by debris they say For what is to happen to me is what happens to you. You live so that I may breathe. You sink so that I may swim. You fall so that I may fly.

Yet in the midst of death, in the macabre cradle of rubble and tears. Hope thrives. 

For every man and every woman was once a child. That had it's guardian  watching over it. The child stirred in the  tenor of humanity. Faced with acrimony and grievance. Their hearts became stubborn. But that guardian. Your guardian. Held it's hand to your chest. It did not let go. It whispered with a harmonic   amity...

Love

To be so privileged. We are so selfish. Give of yourself. The part of you that is unique. Your talent is a treasure. Nurture it. 

You are a guardian. We are all guardians. Now won't you touch Haiti's heart. Won't you give them the greatest gift one can receive. Won't you love.


The author's comments:
Recently, the small island nation of Haiti was devastated by a large magnitude earthquake . Thousands of people died., and more bodies are still being discovered. Yet in this time of despair, we must know that hope does exist. God exists and He will work wonders in Haiti. Please feel free to read my poem. If you do not believe in God, I truly pray that your heart can be touched by the words I am blessed with.

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on Feb. 15 2010 at 9:27 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

I like it alot...very wide vocabulary, you really made me stop and use context clues. However, I think the extremely wide vocabulary got in the way of me comprehending the message of poem. Anyway, Ilike it. When you get the chance please check out my opinion essay on animal rights/ vegetarianism

on Jan. 28 2010 at 5:47 pm
RenaissanceMan SILVER, Westland, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I was born. It was born. So it began. It continues. It will outlive me. People whisper, stare, giggle. Their eternal privilege. My eternal curse-Joyce Carol Oates

Thanks I really appreciate it. I'll definetely check out your stuff.

on Jan. 28 2010 at 11:46 am
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx

This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx


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