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.
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