Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Golden Leaf


it’s the season of fun and frolic
a season of joy
and cool Sundays
of the soul
under the golden wattle
it’s the season of truth
that changes my life forever
as the golden leaf
of the heaven’s sun
streams silently across
the world of shadows
turning
my dreams
into reality
providing
balance and rhythm
in the secret places
of the heart
and catching my lustful eyes
in the defining
moment of clarity



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fragrance of Success


behold the fragrance of success in the
first light of dawn
you transform my life in absolute silence

i spend endless
hours in the citadel of dreams
longing for you

your beauty sparkles like this diamond
in the sky
opening my hungry eyes for good

now, drunk with your love divine
i climb
the cosmic ladder of destiny

i hold your precious hand with glee
tasting your essence
finding the true north of my being

fortune beckons as
i embrace
the naked soul of dawn

your light shines upon me
fuelling
the depth of my longing

the neurons also jump for joy as
love particles
blossom; colouring my dreams




© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Autumn Rose


autumn rose in bloom…
you transcend
nature with the power of your poetry

first night: you light up my orbit
with the
sublime fragrance of hope

you transgress the limits
of metaphor
singing like the morning glory

you are the rhythm of the soul
the elixir of youth
the chain of being in vivid colours




© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The Inner Light


i emerge from
the black hole of the realm
like the blooming flower
of desire
carrying the golden seeds
of life foretold
the inner light
of dreaming
in the parallel universe

i step into my new life
like a speck of light
from the wiser world
cuddling the moon
that, singlehandedly, rescues
me from the wreckage
of the old paradigm

and now i defy the tsunami
of negativity in the ‘hood of complexity
pushing the boundaries of reason
with a wonderful diet
of living metaphors
as your divine essence
runs through my veins

you find your way
into my
lonely heart; turning on the light
with such tender touch
and with such love and care
in the moist hour

you lift my spirit
with the forbidden fragrance
of wonder
opening a new world of fun
under
the wings of nostalgia



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Out of the Shadows of Time


my luck shines
as bright as the light
of a thousand stars
as i move
out of the shadows of time
finding a new lease on life
in the spaces
between dreams

i feed
the hungry child
in the imagined
universe
of ambition
populated
by the angels
of uncertainty

yet, the power of love
ripples
on the fabric
of the earth
winding her way
into my humble heart
clearing my vision



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lonely Path


behold a flurry
of love particles and serenity
on my lonely journey
into the luminous
heart of beauty
harvesting the moon
and tasting the divine fruit
of the realm with flaming lips

i move forward in style
moulding
the future
with glee
near the
blue mountains

yet, the past
still cast a long shadow
over my dreams
as i weather the storm
like this cosmic dust
like the ghost
of the
rainbow warrior
on a mission
taming the dragons

you nourish
my naked soul with your
magic fragrance
blessing
my days
as i soldier on
(seeking peace)
with utmost delight
under
the flush
of bloom
from the distant galaxies



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Under the Gum Tree


bedspread of Venus in the
cosmic den
the joyful sense of wonder


i rise early like a whiff
of oxytocin
holding up the sky


autumn rose in rapture
i tap the
hidden energy of first light


two souls
become one under the gum tree
evening cool


creative tension in the
scented lane
yet, the cricket still sings


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo