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Haiti, they call you,
Haiti, te llaman,
Te llaman,
The Temple breaks,
The Temple,
They break your Temple,
They crumble Haiti,
You crumble,
Caes al suelo,
Devuelta a la tierra,
Devuelta al barro,
Back to dust,
Back to nothing,
To rise Haiti,
To rise.

Break, waves & break,
Rompen, rompen…
Haiti, te rompen,
Te rompen las olas,
The waves, the waves…

Oh Haiti,
The earth shakes,
The Earth,
The spirit quakes,
Oh Haiti,
Veo como te rompen,
Allá lejos,
Rompen el horizonte,
Break the horizon,
Break,
Haiti,
They break you,
The sun breaks,
The afternoon breaks
Upon your head Haiti,
Upon your black face,
Te golpean,
And you fall,
You fall…

From here,
Te escucho Haiti,
Te escucho,
Gritas,
Oh Haiti
I can hear
Your voice of dust,
Your voice of ash
& ruble,
Your silent scream
From the dark,
Desde el oscuro,
Me llamas oscuro Haiti,
Y no puedo,
No puedo moverme,
Paralyzed,
Stone against your tears,
Immobile,
I can’t reach you.

My arms breaking,
My arms looking for you,
Tumbling,
Grey and dark and stumbling,
Tanteando la oscuridad,
Haiti ciega,
Haiti sorda,
Haiti muda,
I seek for you Haiti,
Blind,
Deaf,
Mute,
Are you dead Haiti?
Are you dead?
I can hear you breathing
I can hear the earth breathing,
I can hear the silence
Of a thousand people,
El silencio muerto,
Muerto y yendo,
Muerto e ido,
Silence dead,
Dead, gone & dead,
Gone,
¿A dónde?
No lo se,
Se ha ido,
Where to?
I don’t know.

I can hear you Haiti,
From the depths
I can hear you calling,
Me llamas Haiti,
Desde lo profundo
Me sigues llamando,
I will answer your call Haiti,
I will answer Haiti,
I will answer.





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Powd3er said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 11:12 am
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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