“A Man Between Two Worlds”
I’m happy to live in the United States, but am glad that I was born in Haiti. I rejoice that I left my soul in Ayiti cherie 🇭🇹, but I’m delighted that my heart is buried in America 🇺🇸.
When I die, I want both worlds to be reconciled in my Haitian-American body, and both lives to be united in my next life and future.
When I die, I want my soul to be migrated to America and my heart to be transferred to Haiti.
When I die, I don’t want to be resurrected in both countries or in one or the other; rather, I want a new nation to rise from my experience in both worlds.
When I die, I don’t want anyone to whisper the Haitian “La Dessalinienne” or the America “The Star-Spangler Banner”; rather, I want a new hymn, a new anthem, and a new melody to be made from both anthems.
When I die, I will leave behind in both worlds the “Haitian-American” hyphen; I want to meet God as a son, and hug Jesus as his image bearer.