Let Haiti Be Absolutely Free


Let Haiti be absolutely free

Haiti is the father of Freedom and Liberty

Haiti is the first nation to forever ban or abolish slavery

And the slave trade in the western hemisphere

And in the world

The first to practice absolute equality

Among men and women on this sphere

And throughout the world

Stop meddling and interfering detrimentally with Haiti

Leave Haiti alone to be absolutely free

Haiti is the first nation to dig up and plant the seed of freedom

For the world to unfortunately follow with pure hypocrisy

Haiti is the first country to denounce false democracy

Haiti is the first leader to choose martyrdom

The first oasis to defeat colonialism in the Americas

Haiti is where was born the first buzz of jazz

The first beat and cry of “We Shall Overcome”

Haiti is the first country that they tried to betray

Haitians are the first unsung Heroes to die for Liberty and Freedom

Thanks to Haiti that many people are living free today

Since Haiti had spread the incense throughout the world

“Live free or die; Freedom or Death”. Leave Haiti alone to live

They made Haiti poor, undesirable, dangerous and unsafe

By supplying weapons to knuckle heads, teenagers and youngsters

They damned Haiti with crazy terrorists, thieves, bandits and gangsters

In daylight, they tried to push Haiti down the steepest cliff

Yes, they robbed, looted, poisoned, and they miserably failed

To dwarf, to kill Haiti and his noble dreams after numerous invasions. Leave

Leave Haiti so Haiti can be Haiti, let Haiti swim as Haiti pleases

Regardless of what one hears

Haiti is a nice piece of land with smart and proud Nègres

And brave and valiant men and women with small and big toes

Who will fight and shed blood, sweat and tears

To defend Haiti Chérie. Give justice to Haiti by any means

And help Haiti getting rid of the ungrateful criminals and the vermins

Haiti will underwhelm, rise and rise again in the Caribbean Seas

Because Haiti is peaceful, patient, lovely, adamant and resilient

Haiti’s children are watching and they are highly intelligent.


P.S. This painting is the courtesy of the Haitian Artist Painter, Lucien Bourdeau.

Copyright © November 2023, Hébert Logerie, all rights reserved.

Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poems.



This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country


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