A Sovereign People Who Has Nothing To Win - Poem by Hebert Logerie
Unfortunately, the Haitian people have everything to lose
They are very fragile, humiliated, vilified, and abused
My people have been suffering for years, for centuries
On the pavement, in the streets, in the harbor and on the high seas.
Our people, our brothers and sisters! Their leaders once in power
Change all plans to the detriment of
Who are quickly forgotten. Their spleen, sweat and blood flow are floating in the sewers; they are despised by hens
By guinea fowls, by roosters, and all types of beasts
It was yesterday that they were applauding like dummies
Cheering, hoping to be awarded with crumbs and pennies
These zealous brothers are on fire, they are now deaf and crazy
at the end. Even patience has borders and boundaries
Where greedy, covetous and corrupt officials behave like yeasts.
Copyright © January 23,2016 Logerie Hébert, All Rights Reserved
Hebert Logerie is the author of several collections of poetry.
This is a translation of the poem Un Peuple Souverain Qui N'a Rien À Gagner by Hebert Logerie
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