Poetry by Anthony
Knock Knock …… Knocking
Many a doors have I knocked
Some answered me, and some did not
And some doors, on my face have been shut,
Yet I keep on searching and seeking
For that Door, welcoming me with arms wide open.
The Song of a Caged Bird
A bright yellow canary bird
With traces of blue and beak pink;
Captive she was, her conditions bleak,
Running around in her cage iron black
Searching for escape, that’s a fact,
A great song bird she was, in her days wild
No sooner thrust in cage, her songs declined,
Now barely able to flap her wings
How unfair of us, expecting her to sing!
Numerous times, she appealed for freedom
But to no avail, was given attention seldom,
Like a circus clown, we wanted her to perform
Entertain us, when she would rather in sorrows drown,
Then one bright morning, as we gathered round the cage
To our great dismay found
Her prayers have been granted
The song bird forever has left the cage.
Ode to a River
As I sit in solitude by her side
The morning rays of sunshine sets the river alive
The heavenly clouds from above they peer
Softly into hear ears the wind whisper
And she replies gently with a murmur
Life a youthful maiden, shy yet brave
With eyes open wide in curious delight
She continues her voyage with courage and might
Like an adorned princess so complete in grace
In path unforeseen, she offers herself again and again.
In her sweet genteel playful moods
She blesses everything by her touch
And in occasional angrier times
She outbursts her emotions, in ravage and destruction much
But only to forgive and be forgotten soon enough.
As I watch her flow by in spellbound captivity
Lo, behold , I never come across such a beauty
Slowly as the vision fades away,
Imperfect thoughts hovering in mind
I try to trace her origins
But from whence she comes nobody knows.
Streams of clouds, like boats
Floats across the ocean of blue sky
The autumn golden yellow leaves
They shine in triumphant glory.
Verily on the verge of its Death
Soon only, to wither and fall away.
Suddenly a wave of sadness overwhelmed my soul.
Grief inexplicable, beyond words to be told.
And with tireless eyes I probe, for a friendly face
In crowds of people, of our lonely human race
The last drop of day light
Was squeezed out from my sight.
Another nights falls – with a heavy heart
I lay my head down to rest.
God Bless The Broken Road Insurgent 10 West productions
Harold Cronk Director 2016
Homeless Awareness Film Project Tough Guy Paul Van Dyke,Director 2016
Mena The Mexican Man Cross Creek Pictures/Imagine Entertainment 2015
Who will Fix it? Who will Mend? Anthony Mondal Mondal Productions 2015
Das Wolf Tony Steve Ciccone Productions/LionsGate Films 2012
Trouble At London Bridge. Ray Mondal Productions 2010
Hotel Distortion Omar The Poet (2nd Lead) Purple Dream Productions 1999
I put a Spell on You Sirajul Midnight Sun Productions 1998
Mr. Friendly Cone American Indian, Ice Cream Man Marc Posner Productions 1998
Tree Shade Student Film Toy Store Manager(Principal) Columbia University Grad Film 1998
Picture Perfect Friend of Groom (Wedding Scene) 3 Arts Entertainment/ Twentieth Century Fox 1996
Sabrina Moroccan Waiter Paramount Pictures 1995
TV & Video:
24 Legacy Jihadi Fox Television Series 2016
Black Jesus Web Series The Juror Christen Rocket Adams, Director 2016
Sleepy Hollow Soccer Dad at Game Fox TV Series 2016
Conan O Brien Iraqui Musician NBC Television 2002
Saturday Night Live (SNL) Cuban Soldier NBC Television 2002
I am An American 9/11 promo - Unity in America MTV Productions 2001
Strangers With Candy (Upright Citizens
Brigade) Hazardous Material Man Comedy Central 2000
Strangers with Candy (Career Day) Landlord (Principal) Comedy Central 1999
New York Under Cover Detective Universal Television 1998
Swift Justice Delivery Man Universal Television 1998
Puppet Show Fairy Tale Gezon Auditorium Calvin College, Michigan 1994
Various Plays Various Roles Gezon Auditorium, Calvin College,
Rico Printer Businessman Jim Sylvano Productions 2001
Geico (Auto Insurance) Scientist Union Square West Productions 2000
Parkway Hospital Doctor (Principal) Deerfield Film Productions 1997
Kodak Doctor (Principal) Broad Street Productions 1996
C Publications Suburban Dad C Publications 2014
Bad Religion (Band Name) (Album Cover) New Age Salesman Terri Richardson Photo shoot 1999
West Michigan Fashion Show Model Iconic Styles 2016