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Howard The Motivational Poet Simon

Thursday, January 21, 2010

For Haiti I Cry

Rating: 4.8
My heart like a desert
My tears like a river
Shifting sands of sadness
My whole body shivers

I am sick with suffering
I am pregnant with pain
My ruptured heart bleeds
From my eyes flow the rain

Lachrymose! Lachrymose!
Haiti I weep for thee
Your sons and daughters
Have suffered tragic misery

I bawl! Don't ask me why!
For Haiti! For Haiti I cry!
Howard The Motivational Poet Simon
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COMMENTS
Luke Hobbs 01 September 2018
To me, this poem has the feel of a requiem and a national battle cry. It's very evocative. I like the subtle rhyme scheme and the use of different images to compare and contrast- the desert, sand, rain, river.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 August 2018
The way of presentation of this poem is so touching and impressive. This poem reveals your love towards your country, Haiti and to her people as they have suffered tragic misery. The last two lines show the deepness of your love. A great write.10
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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 August 2018
The way of presentation of this poem is so touching and impressive. This poem reveals your love towards your country, Haiti and to her people as they have suffered tragic misery. The last two lines show the deepness of your love. A great write.
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 25 August 2018
This magnificent poem is an evidence of your great love to your country. A timeless piece. A beautiful gift to Haiti and its.people. The title itself is a concrete manifestation of your deep love and concern. Has any Poet or Poetess in Haiti written a poem as powerful and beautiful as this. Haiti must be proud of your Poetry. It is a gem in the world of Poetry. 10+++++
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Lovely, laudatory lines that leaps into the heart. Gratitude and good will Rose!
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There are some great and wonderful poets from Haiti, some of whom are members of PH... Herbert and Rosie commented below... Thanks Rose!
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 25 August 2018
What a powerful write for your country, Haiti. Every line in this great poem cries and weeps for your beloved country. You fuel the mind of every reader to cry with you. You touched and melted every heart for Haiti.
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Thank you vey much Rose. I wrote this poem after the massive earthquake devastated Hiati as my heart was really weeping! Be always blessed my friend!
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Khairul Ahsan 20 August 2018
You are a 'peoples' poet'. So you couldn't remain silent when the Haitian people were struck by a tragedy. Appreciate your empathetic mind and eyes and pen, Howard!
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Mpume Maphumulo 04 September 2016
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Nosheen Irfan 04 February 2016
Your poetry has such an impact on the reader that its unbelievable. This poem is full of empathy. Great expression of pain for someone's sufferings. You have the ability to put yourself in another's place and feel their pain. That's what makes a true writer, to negate oneself.
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Melvina Germain 06 November 2015
Heart beating with love and leaving heartprints for many to see. The pain so vivid in this short beauty yet one can feel the emergency needed to help these beautiful people, our sisters and brothers in Haiti.....
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Hebert Logerie Sr. 07 September 2015
We, Haitians, cry for Haiti every day. We bleed for this country. Unfortunately, Haitians are not really united, and they do not function in unison. L' Union fait la force or United in strength is their emblem, ironically the Haitian People are too divided.
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Thanks for sharing from your heart. I wrote this poem over five years ago after the massive earthquake...
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Rosie Bourget 08 January 2016
To all of you who expressed your deepest sympathy to us (Haitians) , I thank you kindly for your kindness. MMany thanks to the Poet Howard Simon for this wonderful tribute to My country Haiti. Herbert, tous mes remerciements at toi mon frere pour avoir pris la parole au nom du peuple haitien, lu et appreciece poeme destine a notre chere patrie qu'est Haiti. kinbe red pa moli.
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