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HAIKU POEM
ROSALIENE BACCHUS

If I could only have my way
I would re-do this troubled earth
Poverty would cease to be
For Labor would be paid its worth

Brotherly and sisterly love would thrive
No drones allowed to dominate the hive
Honest work alone would pay
If I could only have my way

Human beings would cease to doubt
Narrow views would be broadened out
Everyone would then see the light of day
If I am allowed to have my way

Rain and sorrow I would prevent
Replacing them with joy and merriment
Deep love for all would be the sway
If I could only have my way

Mean desires and jealous hate
Only darkens the soul until it’s too late
Peace on Earth would come to stay
Oh! If I could only have my way




SOURCE: Life's Many Faces: Fun-on-the-Run,
Yvonne Sam, Xlibris Corporation, United States, 2013.

IF I HAD MY WAY
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Guyana-born YVONNE
SAM is a poet and
educator who, for over
thirty years, lives in
Montreal, Canada.

Before moving to
Canada, she resided in
England for over thirteen
years where she was
licensed as a State
Registered Nurse, State
Certified Midwife, and
State Registered Mental
Health Nurse.

When she migrated to
Canada, she obtained a
Bachelor of Science
Degree in Nursing from
Athabasca University in
Alberta.

Without abandoning her
nursing career, she also
entered the field of
education. In Montreal,
she earned a Masters in
Education from McGill
University and a Diploma
in Adult Education from
Concordia University.

A regular columnist for
the Montreal Community
Contact, she writes
about family and
community life, as well
as educational and
social issues.

Her poetry collection,
Life's Many Faces:
Fun-on-the-Run
, was
published in 2013. She
received an Editor's
Choice Award from the
National Library of Poetry
in the USA.

Other awards include:
~ the 2014 Caring
Canadian Award for
Volunteers nationwide
~ a 2014 Montreal Black
History Month Laureate.
Life in general is my motivation for writing this book of
poetry. There comes a time in the life of every human being
when we arise from slumber and take a look at ourselves...
As we look at each changing face in life, let us be truly
grateful for all that we have been blessed with... We are all
connected in the circle, and are all on life's journey. May we
each be blessed on our individual journey.
~ Excerpt from the Foreword by YVONNE SAM in her poetry collection,
Life's Many Faces: Fun-on-the-Run, 2013.

Poetry brings delight and tears / when grief and sorrow may
fill your day / words will help transport the pain away
~ Excerpt from "The Power of Poetry" by YVONNE SAM from her poetry
collection
Life's Many Faces: Fun-on-the-Run, 2013
Yvonne Sam - Guyanese-Canadian Poet and Educator