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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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