Black Poetry : My tears are not for me but for Haiti

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  1. blkbutterfly41

    blkbutterfly41 Banned MEMBER

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    My tears are not for me but for Haiti

    For years , We talk about long suffering
    Most don't have a clue. It's a new kinda poor .........
    Our brothers and sisters have been enduring
    Violence, and instability for so long, it's nothing new..........

    My tears are not for me but for Haiti

    Babies dying even in the street
    Struggling to stand strong and tall
    Real warriors with the courage
    to just survive is a daily task with their backs held against the wall

    My tears are not for me but for Haiti

    The very first independent black led nation
    slave rebellion breaking all chains
    Yet there sufferings seems never ending
    Just when they seem to get half way on their feet
    the floor dropped from underneath

    My tears are not for me but for Haiti

    I will no longer complain about silly things,
    Water, food, shelter, medical supplies
    are needed to just survive
    I pray that we can come together
    Every nation under the sun
    And put aside our fears
    To help our nation in deep despair

    My tears are not for me but for Haiti

    As looked at the devastation safely and comfortably in my home
    As that earthquake still shook my very soul........
    Bodies, babies ,children dead under rubble
    Others barely hanging on
    As the tears rolled down my face
    I wonder, Where did we go wrong ???

    My tears are not for me, But for Haiti !!

    By BBF41 - LB

    Wyclif is an native born Haitian whom have always brought light to the situation. It has always been his passion to our people in Haiti and to keep us updated with what's going on in Haiti. Even before this devastating quake.
    I trust his passion.

    Peace and much love............

    Sometimes when we look at their shoes, and the path they walked , I wonder what else really matters.

    To donate , anything ,everything, no matter how small. Every little bit count and helps.

    Donate Now: You can mail checks to: Yele Haiti. P.O. Box 2345. New York, NY 10108. 2010 yéle Haiti.
    www.yele.org/donation/
     
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    decipherx1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sad poem very heartfelt
    keep up the GREAT work.
     
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    well felt ...sad piece
     
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    I loved the whole, Sister BB41; but this 1st stanza really struck me because there is, sadly, so much truth in it....Too many of us have become anesthetized to our people's troubles. Our empathy bank is almost bankrupt at times.


    Fabulous piece...mournful but a beautiful tribute.
     
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    Thank Sister, Cherry.......... I've seen first hand how those people lived, before the earthquake. If you're human it has to touch your heart.

    Keep praying............. Thanks again
     
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    Ah my sister smh I dont think any a redblooded brethren could look at those images and not be moved beyond tears smh
    My siblings and my cousin we started a drive here in our local neighborhood and we are sending the last of our food and supplies this Sunday.
    We send off the last of our monetary donations on Monday
    I can only hope that things get better smh
    My cousin is half haitian and shes been devastated... I think this piece is a beautiful rallying cry to help our brethren there :grouphug: :)
     
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    blkbutterfly41 Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you sincerely and truly.

    Not for me but for THEM

    I am praying that we can get together and put aside all differences for the greater cause.

    THAT'S what it's all about !!!

    Sacrifice of self to help another brother or sister on a greater scale.

    Thanks again, Sister Trinity

    :grouphug: :)


     
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