Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Coming of the Nubians

They came
In dribs and drabs
Like angels
Of the Light
Speaking to all of us

The Nubian found
Himself in the line of fire
Defending
Australian values, under the
Watchful eyes of Big Brother

Now, he talks candidly
About the challenges of
Survival
In the new environment; his
Thought as deep as Truth

One summer’s day
He drained the dreamtime
Swamps
Where the vandals used to breed;
Revitalising the land

Great was
The sense of awe and
Wonder
Of seeing the beauty of
Nature reborn

He walks
Like a lion, this
Gentle soul
Singing the songs
Of freedom

Behold
The blue sky and the
Vanishing clouds
As life begins anew in
The paradise foretold


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo
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