Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wrecked — A Poem of the Haiti Earthquake

photo © Teresa Puente 2010
Ofrenda honoring victims of Haiti Earthquake.

A crumbled road, leading —
Nowhere, not now...
Upturned vehicles,
Their passengers the same;

In a haphazard fashion,
They litter the road,
Clogging any passing,
As well as the soul.

The dust settles and
The rocks become still...
Onlookers just glad,
it didn't happen to them.


— Chris CLG


The poem, Wrecked was one of a number of poems written by school-aged children to accompany an ofrenda for the victims of the devastating Haitian earthquake earlier this year on January 12. The ofrenda was part of the Día de los Muertos exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art.