I remember you
Emerald Island

Happy Taino frolicking on golden beaches
Columbus spread European strains

Taino villages depleted as old mines
Unwilling Africans captives in absurd plans

I remember the chant
God does not die so we cannot die

Fairy tales last only in books
Liberté Égalité Fraternité are conditional

Haiti learns
Hard currency paid to France

The emerald island has no more trees
Poverty still kills the land