SENTINEL POETRY
ONLINE MAGAZINE MONTHLY  ISSUE #11 OCTOBER 2003  ISSN 1479-425X

Contents

JOSEF LESSER
Six Poems

OBIORA UDECHUKWU
About The Poet

Poems from Portraits and Landscapes

Poems from What The madman Said

SUNDRA
Interview: My E-Conversation with Sundra by Nnorom Azuonye

Six Poems

LINKS
Notes on contributors

Past issues

Home

SUNDRA

Laughter club

Laughing at you
laughing at me
together we laugh
in a group of fifty

Strangers from different corners
shades, prejudices and beliefs
congregate out loud
on a common heath

Watched by the band stand
coppered and rusty
we shake our bodies;
toned, fat, and crusty

Indulging the occasion
we shed our inhibitions
and open our arms
to an old Indian tradition

Walk like a penguin
and laugh like a fish
throw out your tension
and dance with your fists!

From the pits of our stomachs
to the tips of our souls
we laughed till we wheezed
and blew all we could hold

we found
we feared
we laughed 
we shared

Shallow, intimate, gut-wrenching laughter

But all the time
laughing at you laughing at me
together all laughing for 2.50.

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