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Haiti, All Shook Up ! !

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Haiti, All Shook Up ! !

The ground rolled, it shook 
and broke apart this afternoon. 
Now all we have is broken 
buildings, with broken people. 

Nowhere to go, nowhere to call 
home, cause it's a pile of concrete 
on top of concrete with loved ones 
under it, maybe it's their tomb. 

Bodies stacked along the road, 
no place to put them yet; loved 
ones moved on to safer grounds. 
Waiting for water is such a heartache.

They see planes coming in, but 
where's the damn food and water: where 
is all the help they were so hoping 
to get, where's the MAN with the help? 

Can't they see his sister under that 
piece of rubble, or his neighbor below 
her they're both still alive, they 
just need the MAN to dig them out? 

They sit in despair with heads ups 
watching the planes comeing in hoping 
soon that one well get to them before 
it's too late. It's up to each of us now. 

Steven L. Siegel 
January 16, 2010

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  1. Date: 1/17/2010 5:36:00 AM
    Thkank you for the reminder to pray for our fellow Haitians, Steven

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 4:34:00 AM
    Sad but well written poem about this disaster. Excellent write David

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 1:37:00 AM
    A sobering reminder for all of us who forget theres a world out there. Good job. David