Tsunami of Emotions


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Ayiti,

Beauty at its core

In constant collision with destruction

My people living in political corruptions

And volcanic eruptions

Tsunami of emotions

Moving plates under the earth

Empty plates on impoverished tables

My people are hungry for change

Sick of swallowing pain


Surviving in trauma

Magnificent island

Precious lives

Caught up in a deadly landslide

Ground rupture

Got caught in a rapture

Their forever starts today

Those without Christ’s stamp

On their passports

Won’t make it to the pearly gates Heaven is the only sustainable hope

For our hurting people

Our resilience will find a way

to push through the fiery clay


Lord, please make a way

we’re not okay Living fractured lives

In political corruptions

Tsunami of emotions Our Richter scales are broken

We need transformative vibrations

In Haiti, your beautiful island.


8.14.21

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Berwick Augustin is a published author and educator. He offers self-paced online courses that teach the basic elements of writing and the structure of opinion, informative, and argumentative essays. He is also a spoken word poet and consultant at Evoke180 publishing.

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