To Haiti With Love

I love you
What
Yes, I love you
But Jesus, all I see is pain, destruction and ruin, did it not occur to you that we were already in pain before you allowed this to happen to us, the poorest of the poor
I love you

I see past the destruction of man made things and can identify with the pain covering tear streaked faces layered with dirt. I hurt with each labored breathe your lungs takes cuz they are all measured by mii. Bones broken, blood shed every single drop is recognized by mii.

The last gasp of each dying soul is chronicled and noticed by mii, I alone know the exact count and all the names to go with the faces now buried in ditches that your cameras cannot obtain. In vain, the world tries to quantify with estimate but I have life stories, not just bodies. Testimonies etched into my eternal memory constantly replay in my mind, on my hands are the names of the ones that died seconds before help arrived. Deprived of oxygen, struggling for air, the ones that screamed out my name, before their world went dark, I know them all.  I alone see all your pain not just the fractions that affect each faction.
Human feelings cannot be used to portray the depth of emotion that courses thru my veins.
I love you
You are loved by mii in ways that the world cannot understand
They see buildings reduced to rubble
So double your pain and triple your anguish and that just begins to scratch the surface of my grief because I know the history of everyone who wished they could live in such a building.
I know your pain and while the world tries to make restitution and fix this I can’t.

I wish I could swoop down with legions of angels to heal each wound, I have the power, I have the means and yet love prevents mii from intervening, refraining to act breaks my heart apart, like Mozart I must sit on the sidelines watching them try to recreate my symphony.

I see your pain I am not blind to your plight, I can’t give you want you want
because that will require mii to strip you of the evidence of my love.
From above you want mii to take away pain but I can’t remove pain because to eliminate pain is to eradicate choice
and my love is made manifest expressed in your ability to choose to love mii regardless of what life brings
Know this, I love you
Have hope in this love because I alone see the heart
Where they see ruin, I see rebirth,
where they see destruction I see determination made manifest in the lives of children who preserve for 15 days beneath the rubble.

Resilient you are using taking natures worst and rising each day to rebuild.
Beautiful you are each morning you are able to see the beauty in being alive and cherish each moment and thank mii for each breathe
Courageous you are each day choosing to live and not to give in to the darkness or take what the devil panders
Resourceful  you are taking on the roles of father and mother children acting as parents
You are mine.
You are mine, on the days your scream out in pain and curse my name
You are heart, soul, mind, beauty, resilient and mine
You are courageous, resourceful, strong, determined and mine,
You are tired, in pain, scared, bruised, lonely, broke, orphaned and mine
You are mine.

I have bought you with my blood
I paid the price, stripped of all dignity, ridiculed by humanity just so on this day
on this day when your heart breaks from the weight of sin cold hand  I can hold you and call you mine and
give you peace that transcends this world
give you joy regardless of what is hurled
give you freedom to choose to cherish humanity
give you love to act with dignity
give you patience to deal with the weather
give you hope knowing that this won’t last forever
because you are mine
and one day I’m coming to reclaim what is rightfully mine

10 comments:

Neers said...

love is a very potent drug!

p.s: yes sweetie, you may!

Jaycee said...

You know, I can't really find the words to respond to this post.

..."like Mozart I must sit on the sidelines watching them try to recreate my symphony..."

I'd love to share this on my blog, with ur permission.

Jaycee said...

:)

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Wow....that was AMAZING....I'm so touched! God is good

Kafo said...

@ BB Your Way: Yes he is even when we blinded by pain and can't see it

@ Jaycee: of course you can, i wish i could expound on that phrase but i lack the spiritual wisdom to do so

@ Neers: thanks it struck a code i'll let you see the final version when i do

Ogechi said...

"...I have the power, I have the means and yet love prevents mii from intervening, refraining to act breaks my heart apart, like Mozart I must sit on the sidelines watching them try to recreate my symphony."

Deep!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

A different perspective to what I would think of Haiti...

But when I consider Haiti from this point of view, seeing the love of God through the whole situation, there is an inexplicable peace that rests in me concerning Haiti.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

And because we are His we have rest for our souls. Not just for time. But for eternity. Thank God for this certainty.

May God's peace continue to reign supreeme with Haiti..

Tisha said...

love hmmm!
lol
God is awesome
time and again

Kafo said...

@ Tisha: awesome sometimes is an understatement, i'm trying to understand how much he loves mii and yeah let's just say i mentally get a headache

@ The Life of a Stranger called mii: amen and amen

@ Rita:i have to admit that this point of view wasn't my initial view but God works in mysterious ways

@ Ogechi: oge oge :)