~ Haiti ~ The Day The Earth Shook ~


The earth trembled, the earth shook,
tens of thousands of lives were took.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

Many cried and some continued to scream,
it was a terrifying, nightmarish kind of scene.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

Flames of fire broke out here and there,
Smoke and falling rubble filled the air.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

Walking anywhere was no longer safe,
Everyone was looking for a familiar face.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

Children and animals were running around,
their homes had crumbled to the ground.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

It shook with a mighty and furious force,
lives had been horribly changed, off course.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

Yet, a candle of hope in their midst, they lift,
as through the rubble and broken stone they sift.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

Even though so many of them had died,
within them their love for God still abides.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

A small, yet glorious shining light,
a light that will continue to burn bright.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

Hope still remained in their hearts,
the day their whole world fell apart.
The day the earth shook, in Haiti.

A gratefulness prevails with the spared.
Reach out to them with your prayers.
Most of them no longer have a thing,
still they have a song to sing.

This little light of mine,
they will continue to let it shine.
It is a faith that dwells internal,
for hope burns eternal. . . .

(C) Joyful Jan
Jan. 2010

I was compelled to write this because of the following article.

I saw one brief video clip of Haitian people gathered around a single candle in the midst of the horrific destruction. They were singing..."This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."

First...they were singing. Can you imagine singing after what happened to them? Faith makes you sing. Darkness is not the absence of light...it is the absence of faith. If you have faith you can see the light even in darkness. They could.


 


 

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