If Only I Could

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
March/April 2016

By Rickza Kerr

If only I could help the world.
I would like to get bad people and teach them how
to be nice.
If only I could fly and help people with their feelings,
and stop them from killing
people that are trying really hard to help us all to be good
people and nice and kind to others like us who come
from a different country.
If only I could help my family from Haiti and us too.
I would make them feel welcome to the new country
we live in now.
If only I could talk to them.
I would say welcome and how is Haiti? How is it there?
If only I could ask Mom and Dad a question in Creole.
I would ask, “Did you miss me and Ericka and Ruth, Mom and Dad?”
If only I could go back and save my best friend from the orphanage.
I would be so happy for the children because their birth families
get them back!
I would give them to their new family that was waiting for them
a long time.
If only I could help the world.
I would like to get people and teach them how to be nice.
If only I could…

Rickza is a Haitian-American, adopted by her mom, Ruth, and living in the United States with her sister since July of 2013.

If Only I Could Rickza Kerr

Rickza Kerr, 11
Seattle, Washington

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