Monday, August 28, 2006

The Fall of Pluto

The fall
Of Pluto has an upside
The meteoric rise
Of a new planet
In the galaxy

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Pluto on Heat

Pluto on heat
The defining moment
In cosmic rivalry
Eventually leading to the fall
Of the legendary planet

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, August 25, 2006

After the Longest Day

After the longest day
In the school of hard knocks
They read poetry
Sleep with one eye open
And think of Africa

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Restless Youth

The restless
Youth hopped on a jet
Of the Golden Fleece
Under the waxing moon

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sudan Needs Help

Australia should increase its military commitment and aid to Sudan to help avert the collapse of the UN Mission in the war-torn country, according to the recent report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Tanka Sensibility

A cheeky grin
After a hard day’s work
I wear a new face
It’s the dawn of spring in eden
And things are looking brighter

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Gentle Farmers

Farmers to the rescue
Saving the orange-bellied parrots
In the Never Never Land
Where the birds and the bees meet
To protect other species from extinction

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Journey

On a long journey
To the Land Down Under
I saw the megastars
Riding the waves of boom
Into the Milky Way

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

In My Father's House

In my father’s
House, the beautiful songbird sings
The dreamtime melody
And the soulful rhythm brings
Tears of joy to my eyes

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Mean Streets of Prospect

In the mean streets of Prospect, where
The unfortunate ones either sink or swim,
So to speak, a dejected young mother sat
On one side of the run-down house
Nursing her wounded child, a moving
Image of a woman in her prime of life;
Doing the daily battle for survival!

Fearing that her beloved child,
An innocent victim of a sickening,
Unprovoked, racially motivated attack
Could die from the brutal wounds, she
Discovered her inner strength. And her
Nurturing and creative self emerged.
A bright spark in the critical moment
Of existential crisis!

Now, her eyes have seen the light!
And the divine presence of Bes, the Nubian god
Of protection, in all his glory. Bes has taken
Over the proceedings: offering spiritual guidance,
Singing the dreamtime lullaby, blessing the
Daisies in the field, nurturing and caring
For the wounded child, maintaining order in the ‘hood,
And calling on the evildoers to account for their sins
In the mean streets of Prospect.

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Community in Shock

The new and emerging African community in South Australia is in shock, following the brutal attack of a Sudanese refugee, Giir Thiik, aged 14, who was chased by a gang, hit by a car and then bashed, according to The Sunday Mail report.

Giir was in a coma for three days!

His case is not an isolated incident. It is one in a series of racially motivated attacks across the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Rise of the Nubian Princess

The Nubian Princess
In C minor; singing the songs
Of freedom foretold.

Chants of the dreaming
Her mesmerizing, sensual, voice
Invokes great passion.

Even the angels must be
Listening as perfect harmony flows
From her lips.

Ah, the creative impulse:
When she sings, everything comes to life
The antipodean garden blooms!

And the white light
From a new galaxy shines on her,
Ever so brightly!

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo