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FOR BETTER OR VERSE; Your Poems.

Byline: Helen Burns

FAR from grace An earth child brought pain and sorrow To a place Poor in wealth but not in values Misery, ignored the plea And struck at 16.53 Let's embrace Our friends of today And tomorrow. Mend the hearts Of Port-au-Prince Look deep into your soul Give aid, persuade, convince Our love we'll measure Give up our guilty pleasures For you, we are there Say the Haiti prayer... Worlds apart But we share In this parallel universe An existence hard to contemplate Or imagine Dignified, strong and brave Mass destruction to mass graves Lives lost, survivors Finding their strength, within. Mend the hearts Of Port-au-Prince Look deep into your soul Give aid, persuade, convince Our lovewe'll measure Give up our guilty pleasures Forgive their debt The hurtwe can''t forget.. Don't rest until There's peace and calm and still Let's rue the day The earth did kill... Capricorn quake Her ugly trait Pessimistic, shakes and tremors Shook our hearts Aswe watched the terror unfold Haiti hope, love, faith and joy For the Haiti girls and boys The saddest story Ever to be told. Mend the hearts Of Port-au-Prince Look deep into your soul Give aid, persuade, convince Our lovewe'll measure Give up your guilty pleasures Forgive their debt The hurtwe can''t forget.

Helen Burns
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:5HAIT
Date:Jan 3, 2011
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