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"Consider Poor Haiti" - original song by Ron Israel composed BEFORE the earthquake hit!

November 7, 2011, 5:48 pm
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February 2010: Haiti in our Hearts

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The earthquake in Haiti has seen thousands lose families, friends and colleagues and suffer serious injuries and emotional trauma. A humanitarian crisis is unfolding before our very eyes: food, clean water and medicine are not reaching all who need them on time and fear and uncertainty prevail. These, together with unsanitary conditions, threaten to increase the number of casualties and the suffering. In the face of this tragedy, immediate action is needed; we are also called upon to act ethically, with the long-term implications of our actions in mind.
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Consider Poor Haiti Consider Poor Haiti by A Better Community for All (ABC4All), United States
Consider poor Haiti, she's got nothing to lose,
Hanging around, lost and confused.
Consider poor Haiti, what's she gonna do?
She's looking at me, like she's looking at you.

Here is one ABC4All Mentor's response to "Consider Poor Haiti:"

"After all said and done, we hope that people all over the world will rise up to the needs of our lovely people in Haiti. Sincerely my heart cries to these precious people and how the international community can help those that made it through this trying period in that country.

"However, it is only important to note that the place of prayers too is very expedient and cannot be ignored. Let us all pray for the country and also pray against a recurrence of this kind of devastating situation. I couldn't really look at the pictures because my heart failed me. As we in our private time pray for his nation, God will send help from places we least expect and we will all smile at last.
 
"God bless the world international community!
"God bless the people of Haiti!!
"God bless ABC4All!!!"
                                                -- Oluyeye Bimbola (Nigeria)
 

Message from Ron Israel: 

"Consider Poor Haiti is a song meant to draw attention to the need to embrace Haiti as part of our world family; that she is an often overlooked sister and brother whose people now greatly need our help and support."

Here is the iReport Link and text:

iReport

Dear CNN ---- I am a singer/songwriter and also do international development work. After a recent visit to Haiti, before the earthquake, I wrote this song ---- "Consider Poor Haiti." It seems particularly appropriate right now. 

I'm attaching an MP3 file and a lyric sheet. Please feel free to use either to help illustrate your outstanding coverage of the Haiti earthquake disaster.

Warm Regards,

Ron Israel

RIsrael@edc.org

 

Consider Poor Haiti
 
Music and Lyrics by Ron Israel
                                                           

Consider poor Haiti, she's  got nothing to lose
Hanging around, lost and confused
Consider poor Haiti, what's she gonna do
She's looking at me, like she's looking at you
 
Consider poor Haiti, feeling left out
Party time,  she's not up and about
Consider poor Haiti, she's one of us
How come no worry, how come  no fuss
 
Consider poor Haiti, she ain't doing well
But from up here it's hard to tell
Beneath the radar, behind the train
Consider poor Haiti, in so much  pain
 
Consider poor Haiti, she can't get her way
No one is listening to what she has to say
Neighbors ignore her,  friends run and hide
Who's gonna stay by Haiti's sweet side
Who's gonna stay by Haiti's sweet side

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(2011). "Consider Poor Haiti" - original song by Ron Israel composed BEFORE the earthquake hit!. Retrieved from http://home.abc4all.net/view/article/51cbebe67896bb431f68a629

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