If someone asks me,
Where I am from,
I will answer: I belong to the earth,
I belong to the whole world,
But today I am particularly Haitian.
The disaster shook my body.
Haitian tears blended into my blood.
My heart is hurt!
The loss was so great,
Because of the earthquake.
I cannot surrender to this fate.
It's no good to wait!!
Let's make their mourning evaporate,
By rushing and being the first to donate.
© Chaouki Mkaddem, 2010