Hebert Logerie

(Haiti)

Our Beautiful Children….


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Our beautiful children are dying
In Africa, Europe, the Middle East
Asia, the Americas,
And in every projects where there is no peace.
Our black children are dying
For lack of basic necessities and because of the lies
And the carelessness of their greedy leaders.
Our white children are dying
Because of the expensive weapons and the nuclear reactors.
Our brown children are dying
Because of the selfishness of the oppressors
Our yellow children are dying
Because of the savagery of the dictators.
Our beautiful children are dying,
When will they stop suffering?
We forgot that we were once beautiful children.
When will this senseless carnage end?
We should love them and protect them.
We should feed them and help them.
Let the rainbow display the colors of heaven.
Let’s fill up the air with love; let’s ring and ring
The bells of happiness on this beautiful land,
In every street corners and every Carrefour
Let’s stop this holocaust, this bloody war in Darfur.
Let the colorful doves caress the blue firmament
And let the children play together under the heavenly tent.

Copyright ©August 2008, Hébert Logerie, All Rights Reserved
Author f the poetry book 'Sparkles of Love'

Submitted: Friday, August 08, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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  • Ritty Patnaik (9/27/2009 10:06:00 AM)

    one of the best poems i have read so far.poem shows your genuine concern for the children of the world.whereever they may be they need love and guidance, to become true citizens of the world.great write......10+++

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  • Indira Babbellapati (5/21/2009 6:40:00 AM)

    it's the beautiful earth's future that's dying, isn't it? i think it's 'an elegy to beslan' in which i expressed a similar concern...all humans have similar concerns. wonder where lies the gap between concern and action! (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (5/20/2009 10:20:00 PM)

    All children are beautiful irrespective of their race and color.
    And let the children play together under the heavenly tent.
    Best Wishes
    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (5/20/2009 10:14:00 AM)

    indeed H_L
    Let the colorful doves caress the blue firmament
    And let the children play together under the heavenly tent.

    thats Gods way...thats how HE would want it

    very nice lines
    cheers (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (5/19/2009 6:33:00 AM)

    Beautiful children are suffering everywhere. black or brown
    white or bright. Some have no food others are love starved.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Noel Horlanda (5/18/2009 10:19:00 PM)

    Read yah, loud and clear. What else can I say, it's beautiful, lovely, gorgeous, fantastic, etc... how could you write that way...very creative, profoundly written, touch my heart, it even bleeds me furiously. Oh my this is wonderful, wish I could also write like this. Very talented indeed. Over all impression - I've already given all the superlatives that I could think of. Mind you, I love children too, no race stratification. Thanks... (Report) Reply

  • Lilac Wine (5/17/2009 10:44:00 AM)

    made my heart cry...really did...so true and such a very very sad fact of life..very unfortunate....why do we sacrifice..our beautfiul children...

    thanks for sharing a beautiful write

    love lilac
    XXXX (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (5/16/2009 10:52:00 AM)

    A very well crafted and poignant poem, also an excellent protest poem on the atrocoties befalling so many many dear children in our world.When will all this evil stop and who will stop it? Those, dear friends, are the questions.
    10/10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Obinna Eruchie (5/16/2009 9:47:00 AM)

    that's an issue that calls for concern on what is happening to children on a global scale. a good one i say. thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Ejaz Khan (5/16/2009 9:43:00 AM)

    Beautiful thoughts but who shall bell the cat? It's really terrible to see all these ugly things taking place in the world but trust me, the world is out of human hands. Why anyone should stop these killings, when no material gains can be made? Though I call it a brave attempt to plead for the children of the world, regardless of their colors, races or creed.
    Regards (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Al-balushi (5/10/2009 4:07:00 AM)

    yes why we bring childern to tis world then we kill them, wat ever the color of the skin they all lovers of the God, when we will care, when we will lisene, when when.
    Let the rainbow display the colors of heaven.
    Let’s fill up the air with love(i love tis experssion, sad but well write poem) (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (2/7/2009 12:26:00 PM)

    I very much appreciate the work for its very loafty theme. Even though man is against war, he has subconsciously accepted it. Why? Because he thinks that it is a defensive mechanism in this material world. He forgets that his defensive mechanism can be viewed as an offence by the world. Bible hasn't taught us this line of action. Then, why are we after it? If we can't accept others as our brothers and sisters, where is the real salvation? Dickens had cried for the upliftment of children but who has really paid attention him? Only through unconditional love can we build a bright and prosperous world. Weapons will only fetch more weapons. A pat will go a long way. (Report) Reply

  • Bob Blackwell (9/1/2008 12:51:00 PM)

    Well said, we live in a world full of greed which is using up its resources fast, and to top it all not sharing it with those that need. (Report) Reply

  • Linda Moore (8/16/2008 2:02:00 PM)

    The Innocent's, caught in struggles of power and greed, not only criminal in our World, but Morally criminal for Man to act in such a way. Heartbreaking to see and praying it will stop. God Bless You for the words you wrote. (Report) Reply

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