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
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