Friday, January 22, 2010

Ayiti Palé...

it shook me down
to my soul
and I'm still feeling aftershocks
tremors in my heart
the fury of nature
tries to tear our world apart
but still
I stand tall.
Like the phoenix
rising from the ashes
my people,
we will conquer all
for I know
what the meek shall inherit
and though they
disparage and discourage
I have an encouraging word
written across my heart
like these words written across my flag:
L'Union Fait La Force
let me know,
I am never alone.
I may be beaten down
7 times 7
but 7 more times I will try again
I will rise again
stronger than I was before
I will never give up,
I will never give in
because our Father keeps the final score
I know if we endure, we will win.

*i am so proud to share this copyrighted poem,
penned by my little sister, MiSspOetiCk. i love you sis.
give thanks for the guest post.
*you can enjoy more poetry at her blog, Just Me.


Christina said...

this is just beautiful! and ladened with hope.
raise de flags, my sisters.
one love~

Birdie said...

Se'lah this is such a beautiful and powerful poem! I'm praying every night for the children women and men of Haiti. One love.

Darcel said...

What a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing with us.

Gayle said...

That is so beautiful. I see creativity runs in your family!

Joanna Jenkins said...

That is a really perfect and inspiring poem. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Thanks for all the love and hope in this post! I'm off to check out your sister's blog!

xo Mary Jo

vchelle said...

Absolutely heartfelt and beautiful!

patty said...

this is gorgeous. empowering and positive, while still acknowledging this disaster. what is "ayiti pale'?

i'm new here; are you haitian? living in the us? elsewhere?

{sorry for all the questions!}