By: Abbey Windham


They carry on

Day after day

The smiles on their faces

As white as pearls from the roaring oceans

Their homes are shambles

Pieces of trash nailed together

Their food is little

Rice and beans shared with one another

Their clothes are torn

Holes in everything they own

But their love is large

And frequently shown

Their joy is sufficient

They are happy without a doubt

And their lives are complete

There kindness never runs out

The people of Haiti inspire

They are humble without much desire

They show me how to be grateful

And prove to me that my cup is full

They show me how to be generous

That there is hope for all of us

They teach me to be loving

And thankful.

Even in the struggle

They inspire.


This poem is about: 
Our world
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