A Poem About Jesus in Haiti
Jesus in Haiti
After the Earthquake
Do you consider safety, or your health,
A sign from me?
I am not awed by might, nor struck by wealth,
O, I am struck! And crushed. Buried, I wince,
And dying, pray,
A sympathetic Priest in Port-au-Prince,
But there, in those United States the boot
Is on my face.
“Saul, Saul,” I ask, “Why do you persecute
And not embrace?”
Your King, I lift my arms to you in peace
And patient grief;
And summon now to Haiti enemies
For my relief.