selective focus photo of children leaning on deks

With its luxurious Mountains, its oceans that’s 620 mi long.
It’s voodoo king and Queen papa legba, Marie Laveau
It’s tasteful spicy food 
And it’s velvety fleshed and honeyed mangoes.

Haiti where it’s beautifully tragic 
With its large population of orphaned children
   It’s high crime rate that’s political unstable 
It’s revival of gang violence. 

It’s vulnerability to natural disasters 
And it’s disappointing use of force by police against protesters.
            “Ayiti trè trajik e bèl”
(Haiti is very tragic and beautiful)


I was inspired by “a song in the front yard” by Gwendolyn Brooks.


image_printPrint

Authors

Tags:
1 Comment
  1. Samuel 1 day ago

    I like the play of juxtaposed tragic and beauty in this piece.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Youth Voices is an open publishing platform for youth. The site is organized by teachers with support from the National Writing Project. Opinions expressed by writers are their own.

CC BY-SA 4.0All work on Youth Voices is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

CONTACT US

We welcome new members. You can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending
Missions on Youth Voices
or

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

or

Create Account