The Roman Catholic Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, lies in ruins following  the 2010 earthquake.

On the third anniversary of the earthquake that crumbled homes and hopes in Haiti, we’d like to share a poem of remembrance and commitment written by Angel Aloma, executive director of Food For The Poor.

One of the more powerful lines in his poem, titled “Beloved Haiti,” is this:

“Oh Haiti, land enslaved by misery.

Land of tears and smiles.

Land of sorrow and eternal hope, I will not forget you Haiti.

I cannot forget you Haiti.”

Hear the poem, read by Angel, in its entirety below. If you’d like to help families in Haiti recover and transform their lives, please donate to