Thursday, February 09, 2006

Tales of Life in Diaspora

Tales of life in Diaspora
Of poverty in the midst of plenty
Of homelessness and despair
Of inner fears and endless tears
Of long wars yet to be won
Of the mystery of survival in times of crisis
Of anger and hope for the future
Of muted cry of the desperate soul
Of lost boys and girls in need
Of the forgotten men in the city of light
Of young mothers suffering in silence
Of memories of the homeland betrayed
Of priceless treasures forgone
Of the exiled dream of good life
Of sadness and joy of self discovery
Of barefoot workers living on the edge
Of joblessness and false hope
Of the restless spirit of the dead
Of love and hate in the spring of life
Of deep feelings of emptiness in the suburbia and
Of absolute meaninglessness of life in exile.

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo
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