Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Songs of Compassion

I
Songs of
Compassion on a warm
Summer’s night…
The matriarch of Tamworth
Feeds the hungry child

II
I see a thousand
Angels, with wings of light,
Dancing…
With the refugees in the mean
Streets of Tamworth

III
The long quest
For future in the landscape
Of beauty & joy
The hidden river of tears
Under the rainbow

IV
In the
Shadow of dismay, they
Wait, in vain,
For signs of hope under
The Tamworth moon

V
Footprints
Of the lost boy in the
Sun-burnt country…
The sweet sound of a
Different drum

VI
A ray of hope
In the horizon, this
Year of the pig…
The golden wattle blooms
In the garden of dreams


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo
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