I Cry (Poem Submission)

By: Linda Horton 

I CRY FOR THE PEOPLE IN HAITI, I SHARE IN THEIR GREAT PAIN

THE HORRORS OF AN EARTHQUAKE, THE TEARS FLOW LIKE RAIN

HOW MUCH MORE HEARTACHE, CAN THIS POOR COUNTRY ENDURE

THE AGONY OF LOST LIVES, THIS REALITY IS FOR SURE

HOW MANY LIVES WERE LOST, HOW MANY STILL NOT KNOWN

EVEN IF YOU CHECK THE NUMBERS, IT’S NEVER REALLY SHOWN

THOSE TERRIFIED PEOPLE, SO MANY LIVES NOT SPARED

YOUR COULD NEVER FORGET THOSE FACES, NOT IF EVEN IF YOU DARED

IT ALLOWS ONE TO QUESTION, THE VERY EXISTENCE OF OUR FATE

HOW WE MUST JOIN TOGETHER, TO LOVE INSTEAD OF HATE

WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS, IT MAKES ONE MORE AWARE

YOU DON’T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IT, BUT SURELY YOU MUST CARE

SO MUCH GREED AND HATRED, THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

SOMETIMES THERE IS AN OYSTER, BUT MAYBE NOT A PEARL

WE MOAN ABOUT THE LITTLE THINGS, THAT DON’T MATTER VERY MUCH

SOMETIMES WE NEED TO FEEL, TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH

NEVER TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED, ENJOY EACH PRECIOUS DAY

TREAT EVERYONE WITH KINDNESS, AS YOU WALK ALONG THE WAY

Linda Horton

1-06-10

This Poem appeared in The Black Truth News newspaper Volume 1 Issue 3. Feb. 2010

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