Fisher Prince, a collection of poetry and short stories, explores the complexities of human society through the form of poetry and short stories. Reflecting Orfali’s interests and inspiration, the book employs various speakers to portray the nuances of human experience.
Having grown up in the Middle East, an area torn apart by war and violence, Orfali focuses her intense poetic scrutiny on the terrors of war and the struggle for peace.
The creative impulse for the poems is idealistic and humanitarian. The poems are concerned with social and political issues that contribute to universal well-being and to the common good.
The poem “Friendly Fire” portrays the universal journey toward peace as one fraught with difficulties and bloodshed—yet the journey is successful. Peace ultimately will triumph.
Similarly, the poem “Share Jerusalem” envisions a time of peace in Jerusalem in which divided groups embrace each other and forgive the pain and injury of the past. Peace is elusive but attainable.
Orfali revisited her own mythology the “Fisher Prince” and transformed it into an epic poem. It is the ultimate battle against tyranny and celebration of freedom and the human spirit.
The Poems “Waters,” “Another Storm” and “Troy” are tributes to the victims of the tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
From the mists of the ancient past
A god was forged from a mighty blast
A tyrant ruled on earth with steel and fire
The subjects of his kingdom were in mire
They cried to the gods for salvation
Imploring them for imminent liberation
The gods held council and set a plan
To create together an unrivaled man
Endowed with the mark of the gods
They begot a champion by all odds
Destined to fight injustice and pain
On earth and end the tyrant’s reign
A warrior with skills unmatched
On a perilous journey to be dispatched
To set free the wretched souls on earth
He was destined from his heavenly birth
© 2005 Huda Orfali
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Reader Reviews for "Fisher Prince"
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
Your champion of all champions has entered the arena...:)
This is a dazzling creation from your imaginative mind and heart of gold...
Love and Peace
|Reviewed by Michael Wells
|"Fisher Prince", a mythological tale with real analogy from our time, state corruption and reign of terror.
Your call for peace and new order is revolutionary
Congratulations on your book and well done, prophet
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Congratulations on your book. I wish you much success, Huda. Love and peace to you,