Still tears in our eyes for our Brave Haiti
Still tears in our eyes for our incredible Country
Still tears in our eyes for our mortified, martyred
Bludgeoned, tricked, tortured, vilified and murdered victims
The cowards wasted and riddled with bullets an incompetent president
Who could neither exterminate corruption nor nourish our arable land.
Still tears in our eyes for our dear homeland
Still tears in our eyes for our hardened souls
Still tears in our eyes for the caustic and unheard-of crimes
Our cowardly politicians have totally forgotten the oaths and the cries
Of our glorious ancestors who bequeathed to us this beautiful country of Haiti
After so much bloodshed, suffering, sacrifices, adventures and braveries.
Oh ! Our Heroes are disappointed in their well-deserved resting places
Still sad deaths where thugs, knuckle heads, vermins and gangs from morbid
Hells are in total control of the lives of our brothers and sisters
Still another anniversary where many good people are suffering and weeping
We're sick of everything that's bad and brooding in our country
Still tears for our battered, bruised, resilient and impoverished Haiti.
P.S. Happy May 18th. Flag’s Day to Haiti!
Haiti fought ferociously and won its independence in January 1804.
Translation of ‘ Encore Des Larmes Aux Yeux Pour Notre Chère Patrie’
By Hébert Logerie
Copyright © May 2022, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved
Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poetry.