Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Holiday Poem

On the
Wings of the angels, this
Christmas morn
Rapt in the festive spirit
Of giving and sharing

A little Yuletide
Among the forgotten souls…
Sow the seeds of joy

She looked
Into the eyes of hope
In the dawn
Of time…dreaming of a
Happy holiday in Eden

Behold the
Magnificent beauty of the
Christmas moon…
The landscape transformed
As the angels spread their wings

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, December 22, 2006

Waiting for Santa Claus

Tired of
Waiting for Santa Claus
I ventured into the
Deepest corners of my being and
Discovered the real treasure within

The spirit of
Christmas cheer, it’s time to
Play Santa
To the poor and helpless…
The dying children of Darfur

A Christmas stocking
Full of goodies for the
Precious one…
The baby-faced angel
Next door

The Ethiopians in
Festive mood; pampering the
Christmas tree…
Sound of laughter in the house
Joyful lips!

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas in Diaspora

Thinking of the
Poor souls in Diaspora
This festive morn…
A wobbly beginning of
The golden era

New age migrants
And the spirit of Christmas
The joy and laughter…
Dining with devotion

Ah, the Nigerian
Chick in the footsteps of
Santa Claus
Singing the joyful songs, like
An angel in the morning

The Nubians and the
Desperate search for meaning…
In the African Diaspora
The sound of silver bell

The Acholi
Matriarch in the ‘hood
Cooking up a storm…
The magical food
Of love divine

Like a bird
Without wings, she sings a
Lovely song; dreaming
Of the Christmas cheer
With one eye open

Behold the Zulu
Princess in her element
Turning on the light ...
In the true spirit of the
Antipodean Christmas

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas Delights

The rebirth
Of a nation’s migrant soul
In the
Nick of time; catching
The festive cheer

You came
Into my life, like the
Guardian angel
In hot pants; bearing...
Christmas gifts from the heart

She dances
To the sound of a different
Drum; unleashing
The free spirit within…
Frisky moon

‘Tis the season
Of fun, laughter and
In the field of dreams
Let’s feed the hungry child

She discovered
The mesmerizing rhythm of
Retail therapy
Nurturing the Christmas spirit
Drunk with the elixir of life

The naked poet found
A new lease on life, one
Day, sweet triumph
Of the humble soul

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Law Scholarship for Community Workers

The Legal Services Commission of South Australia, under the auspices of the Adelaide Institute of TAFE, is now accepting enrolments for the Law for Community Workers course.

The good news is that Liz Ahern of the legal Services Commission has succeeded in obtaining funding for 10 scholarships for people from the new and emerging communities to do the course which starts early next year.

The course has a very practical focus on legal principles and processes relating to conflict resolution in a community setting. It is, primarily, aimed at community workers or staff in agencies involved in direct client contact.

For more information about the scholarship, please contact Liz Ahern on 8463 3570 or Email

Friday, December 08, 2006

Christmas Poem

It’s all smiles
In the refugee street, this
Christmas morn
A neophyte dressed
As Santa Claus

She walked into
Eden with Christmas
Gifts from the gods
Sharing the joy with the poor
And the homeless

With angelic
Voice and limpid eyes
She sang
The Christmas carols
From the heart…

Cool cats
In a feeding frenzy
Devouring the
Mystical fruit…in full
View of the Christmas moon

Surprise gift
In my Christmas stocking
A dazzling
Songbird of the realm…
Why am I so blessed?

The beloved daughter
Of Eve in her Christmas best
The first noel…
Under the mistletoe

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo