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Hebert Logerie

(Haiti)

A Nation of Cowards


(Dedicated to you, my Brothers and Sisters)

Powerful words,
Truthful words,
Honest words,
Brave words;
This is exactly what the Doctor orders,
For a nation, who’s trying to fight the horrors
Of blatant racism,
Unfairness, injustice,
Nepotism and sexism.
A man of Peace,
Without controversies,
Is not a genuine activist.
The truth is being tolled; there is no reason to apologize,
‘Cause you’re exercising your God-given rights.
The sickness, the maladies,
Which America has been suffering
For over five centuries,
Need to be healed as you’re reading
My honest feelings.
This is painful, this is long overdue.
My brave People are tired of fighting
The ills and the stigmas of our societies.
This is hurtful, this is way overdue.
The Truth hurts, thank God Almighty;
“Another One” is unafraid to tell the Truth,
“This One” is dissecting the false myth,
And the backward ideologies, thank God Almighty!
The prisons are populated by innumerable innocents,
The Police and their cronies randomly humiliate
Our parents, siblings and cousins.
We have every reason to be mad and irate.
A more just and fair system needs to be in place now.
The Brother is using strong medicine right now:
Powerful words,
Truthful words,
Honest words,
Brave words,
To save America,
The beautiful diva,
Who stands for: “Justice, Freedom,
Liberty and Happiness for All.”
We should denounce Uncle Tom
And his monkeys. Brothers, who walk tall
Like you and our President,
Are rare and almost nonexistent.
The Truth will always set free:
The men of Justice, the men of integrity,
The men of Peace, the men of honesty;
The Brothers and Sisters who will tirelessly
Fight racism, the twin-brother of slavery.

Copyright© February 2009, Hebert Logerie, All Rights Reserved
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Submitted: Thursday, February 19, 2009
Edited: Saturday, October 15, 2011

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  • Claude H Oliver Ii (9/14/2009 11:38:00 PM)

    Truth is a medicine that is difficult to swallow when one's diet has been candy coated lies. We
    must get a 'Holder' ourselves to get well. (Report) Reply

  • Jessie Bernabe Cadsawan (8/17/2009 7:55:00 PM)

    Hey, this is nice! I may apply this as like the thought of my poem 'No Love No Dream'. Hope any one who read this may open the mind. An eye opener piece! I lie it. This is true not only to the country relation but to a family relation that needs honesty, trust, transparency, bravery and unity for the best. I rate you 10. (Report) Reply

  • David Orozco Jr (7/30/2009 9:45:00 PM)

    Such powerful words emerging from within, the prospect of the nation claimed as cowards would tremble if only there was a consolidating theme that would create a riot.

    ~Dave~ (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Bhikhubhai (7/7/2009 7:51:00 AM)

    Powerful words,
    Truthful words,
    Honest words,
    Brave words;
    This is exactly what the Doctor orders, , , , but all hollow and waste.. good work done by poet.... (Report) Reply

  • Charles Wanjohi (5/29/2009 1:19:00 AM)

    I like this piece. Your expressed truth and feelings about the world, I believe not only in America this pain is felt. Its a brave approach to face the facts on evils every government has constituted in its laws and continue to. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • ! l0v3 2 g3t l@! d (5/28/2009 1:43:00 PM)

    N0 amount of education can prepare you for the things that have been witnessed in life and you speak of them perfectly i am proud to call you 'my brother' thank for keeping it treal with all of the world! (Report) Reply

  • DELETED NOW (5/27/2009 2:06:00 PM)

    Another One” is unafraid to tell the Truth,
    “This One” is dissecting the false myth,

    I love this line it's the phrase that phased me the most. (Report) Reply

  • Francesca Martin (5/26/2009 2:35:00 PM)

    10/10 material. Literature incessantly reminds us of the wilted truth behind the American Dream and our so-called 'freedom' that many come to discover, only to find themselves empty-handed. Ah, but still, there is hope. Very good poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Angelic Warrior (5/24/2009 8:15:00 PM)

    they teach us in school about the things you tell....we see them on t.v.....but we never really understand....we pity the people who live in despair....but still we never understand....your words open a new light.....the truth strait from the source...when you see things with your own eyes and hear things with your own ears it changes the perspective....
    brilliant keep it up! : D (Report) Reply

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