Biography of Laiakini Waqanisau
Laiakini Waqanisau, (aka Lai) has always loved poetry and started writing at the age of 13 whilst in Middle School in Manhattan, New York. In High School back in Fiji, Lai only managed to publish one poem. Lai inspiration comes from reading the Book of Psalms for its poetic inspirations, Books of the New Testament for its thought on humanity, both in the Bible.
As a student of history Lai has travelled, places such as the Great Wall of China - Badling, Beijing, Museums, Castles and Cathedrals of medieval kingdoms in Wales, England and Scotland.
In China Lai traced the footsteps of its history through the Tiananmen square, touched the Gates of Heavenly Peace and watched as the city of Beijing morphed into the modern city it is today. A visit to Israel and Egypt has been the highlight of these historical visits serving inspiration to the poems that you will find.
As a husband and father, Lai's legacy will be through his family and children who will hopefully love poetry.
Laiakini Waqanisau Poems
Floating On The Dead Sea
Oh what sight to see the Dead Sea So clear and glimmering in the Sun You will float on this dense space of water On your tummy or your back
Children On The Road
Dust storms in the air, unknown roads unwind Children standing with stretched hands line up left and right Vehicles, Lorries scurry to their places Not one stopping, only throwing gifts to those hands
A Journey Into Mortality - Mh370
We live life once In memories and through those we love Life is fragile and a journey Travelled on highways in the sky
Waking up late
Rising in the morning looking at the time Too early to get up, grab another minute and a wink The cold weather feels good to sleep Yet time waits for none and ticks and tocks
At Mt. Scopus we stood and were awed by this city An old city from time memorial where you can see the past The present and the future merge in one A panoramic view is not enough to breathe in these sights
Our Eyes Look to the Lord Our God
My God I lift my eyes to see you Sitting on your mighty throne in the splendor of heaven As your people, we look to you o Lord Your faithful people who look to you o God
Pin drop silence in the early morning Dew drops form on the window sill Faded lights beam from beyond the mist Like a curtain these mists will slide and fade
Leaves rustle Sands swirl in the air Sunlight moves from East And Settles in the West
Oh Sunflower so bright and yellow Today you look lovely Better each day In the day you spread your petals
Listening to the noises become quieter Distant sounds become fainter Birds in the desert find their resting places To discover their already made nests
Racing Through A Memorial
Running this night through deserted places Past places familiar and vehicles that pace Lights beam toward paths well trodden Mists rises slowly from the cold air
Birds Of Steel And Chariots Of Iron To T...
In formation a hundred or so men stood To hear the command and get ready to leave islands far away To reach far away places and serve under a thousand stars In the still of the night the shrill of children’s cries fill the air
That I met you is a blessing Your acceptance melted mine heart To which I owe you this perpetual vow To keep you and love you
Listening to the noises become quieter
Distant sounds become fainter
Birds in the desert find their resting places
To discover their already made nests
Glowing stars twinkle high up, moving in unison
So the people of the desert can tell the time in the night
Desert creatures awake to meet and dine under the stars
Night owls fly, desert rats scurry, cats glare in the dark to find life
Bedouins in their sturdy huts close their eyes to rest