Tuesday, April 17, 2007


This upcoming Sunday, New London's resident Poet Extraordinairre, Rhonda Ward is sponsoring an event at the Mystic Arts Center to raise awareness of the genocide and atrocities happening in Darfur, Sudan. While this event is happening in a town we do not like, we are promoting it nonetheless because it is important. Mr. King has great respect for The Poet Rhonda Ward and he is not particularly fond of genocide.

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 in the afternoon at the Mystic Arts Center. The list of presentations is impressive. Ms. Ward has many connections in the world of poetry and the big guns are coming out in support of the victims of an undeclared war in a far away land. Your author does not generally preach but given the opportunity let him say that as citizens of the free world, it is our obligation to know what is going on elsewhere, epsecially when the acts are so heinous and despicable. We cannot change the world, but we can do our little bit to help.

Your correspondent is usually rather whimsical, but not today. Maybe tomorrow, when he isn't thinking about families being hounded across scrubland, chased down, raped, mutilated, beaten, killed and spat on; the men, the women and the children. I thank Heaven that I live in New London, Conn.

Matthew King would like to thank the Poet Rhonda Ward for allowing him to participate in this event and shine a light on something that most people are ignoring.

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