Gillena Cox

Rookie - 45 Points (1950)

Haiti's Pain - Poem by Gillena Cox

Toussaint, Henri, Des Salines;
Are you watching?
Dont turn your eyes away;
Their pain, is our pain, is your pain;

Many, many, many will fly,
Past the angels hungry,
To eat of souls;
Open your arms to comfort them;

Those giant turtles of legendary fancy;
Have argued, again;
Reeking havoc with your earth,
Causing your people to rush out,
Screaming in the night,
With hands grasping heads;
Here I am, here I am, here I am,

Now the ruins must be
Lifted and the half dead,
Eased out to eat dust;
Dust, that feeds life in
A war zone of the mythical ones;
Elephant bearers who shifted;

They are broken,
They are hungry, they are thirsty
Haiti's people
They have been gourged open;
Mouths opened, hearts opened;
Like sieves their tears flow;

Yet it will not wash
The grime, nor the blood,
Nor the suffering off;
This zone of war, on shifting strata;
Only time will cleanse and renew.


Comments about Haiti's Pain by Gillena Cox

  • Rookie Deepak Amembal (3/29/2010 12:12:00 PM)

    poignancy is palpable (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 42 Points Obinna Eruchie (2/6/2010 8:49:00 AM)

    Thoughtful words on the disaster that happened in Haiti. I hope and pray for things to return to normal for the Haitians. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 133 Points Allemagne Roßmann (1/22/2010 9:03:00 PM)

    Tell them to listen noted British Jew singer Amy Winehouse's -number-'Tears dry on their own'--there will not be any length, breadth or height of Haiti's pain-there will be joy forever.10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 133 Points Allemagne Roßmann (1/22/2010 9:03:00 PM)

    Tell them to listen noted British Jew singer Amy Winehouse's -number-'Tears dry on their own'--there will not be any length, breadth or height of Haiti's pain-there will be joy forever. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 142 Points Joseph Poewhit (1/21/2010 4:35:00 AM)

    GOD, works in mysterious ways. Beyond our mortal understanding. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (1/19/2010 1:29:00 AM)

    I could feel the pain too.It's a tragedy, indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Mcmanus (1/17/2010 7:09:00 AM)

    Damn you beat me to it, I have been trying to write something about the terrible devastation in haiti but am still working on it, this is a fine poem Gillena and I think an important one aswell, well done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Eyan Desir (1/17/2010 4:38:00 AM)

    Well express
    good write....10s (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,798 Points Marieta Maglas (1/16/2010 1:27:00 PM)

    nice simile

    Mouths opened, hearts opened;
    Like sieves their tears flow;


    very well written symbolistic poem

    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points Trade Martin (1/16/2010 10:07:00 AM)

    Inspirational...., good work....! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 354 Points Dr.subhendu Kar (1/16/2010 4:56:00 AM)

    Lifted and the half dead,
    Eased out to eat dust;
    Dust, that feeds life in
    A war zone of the mythical ones;
    Elephant bearers who shifted; .................most poignant yet humanistic, by cries of innocence, heart when desiccates in crowds by the disasters, wonderful write by painful tears, well done,10+++, thanks for sahring (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Afzal Shauq (1/15/2010 9:13:00 PM)

    wow so sweet and impressive poem about haiti state..hmmmm loved it and enjoyed alot..10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 480 Points Patti Masterman (1/15/2010 8:19:00 PM)

    Wow, stark imagery. I think you've done justice to Haiti's state of desperation.
    Would that it were not so, but a good job of portraying it in an original way. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 16, 2010


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