Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Yellow Moon and I


as the connoisseur
of love molecules under the yellow moon,
i collect happiness like trophies
one memory at a time;
bathing in the fragrance of your beauty

i waltz through
the guiding light of hope
into the inner chamber of your being
invading the hidden universe of fun
where love and passion cohere

i adapt
i survive and flourish
like the shooting star
like the lost boy in the thrill of victory
in the sea of rainbow colours

i extract the oxygen
of desire from a flurry
of love particles
in the forgotten places
of the heart; savouring your essence

you nourish
my soul with glee
giving me the reason to smile
a wonderful smile
even in the darkest of days



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fragments of Hope


the refugee life
is not for the faint-hearted.
it is a journey
to nowhere, a wreckage
of the soul on the luminous
landscape of dreams

yet, you pick up
the elusive fragments of hope
as the earth moves in silence
traversing the fatal shore;
leaving an indelible footprints
in the sand of time

you find your way out
of the struggle street (and conquer the universe)
like this cool and funky dude
from the Oil Rivers
singing the glory of the dreamtime
in the first light of dawn



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dance of the Gentle Wind


the dance of the gentle wind
across the cool canvass of reason
opens the sublime window
to a new universe of fun
and endless passion where i dream.

you take me under your wings;
warming my heart with glee
and kissing me with lips of fire
like this rose fragrance
on my pillow.

how wonderful are your
graceful moves? How precious is
the soothing rhythm
of the naked soul in perpetual motion
this winter’s night?

i drink a cup of you
in the crystal temple of Eros
touching the sky

apple blossoms…
sweet tension drips in the defining
moment of my longing

you come in waves of nectar
like love particles
in the stillness of the night
fixing my broken dreams

your subtle move weaves its magic…
illuminating my soul
with the vivid colours of delight



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Heart of the Winter Moon


like a soul transformed
i taste the sublime nectar of desire
from the lips
of the fecund blossom
feeling the warmth
rousing the love particles
in the fabric of my being.

i walk safely among the birds
like the true blue Aussie cocooned
in love molecules
mending the broken hearts

and like the rainbow lorikeet
at dawn
i harvest
the divine essence of hope
in the dreamtime
heart of the winter moon



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Light of Learning


inspired by the luminous landscape
of promise at the end of the rainbow
the heart blossoms
in the marble halls of learning
(a home of infinite wisdom
among the gum trees)
sharing the joy
listening to the poetry of atoms and molecules
devouring the magic
flavours of reason
as the colourful beam of light
lurks in the spaces between words
i mine the rich seam
of truth and desire
in the first light of dawn
revealing the gift divine:
the flood of joy and happiness
in the strange thicket of the soul.



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

One Day in the Struggle Street


one day in the Struggle Street
you tremble with fear
as hunger strikes
with a vengeance
wounding your pride
as you battle the elements
at the foot
of the rainbow

you walk
like the lost soul
trapped
in the labyrinth of destiny
like an orphan deprived
of the milk
of human kindness in the greatest hour of need
fighting for life

yet, in a massive reversal of fortunes,
you redeem yourself in the nick of time
rebooting the dream as the
wandering moon comes to the rescue

you awaken
the flame of passion with absolute tenderness
on the mound of Venus
feeling the life force within

we feed the neurons
you and i
glowing with the first flush
of love molecules

we help each other
along the way; keeping the faith
finding the missing piece
as the darkness falls

you capture the
spirit of the moment
like a young lion in the throes of victory
like this refugee from way back
doing the daily battle for survival
under the weeping suns

you find
pleasure
and purpose
in the magic blossom of reason
the fecund thought that
opens the way that
leads to the living
treasure of desire in the hall of plenty.


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Divine Light


your divine light speaks to me
in my orbit
like an hungry moon
on a mission
raining love
(a clear hint of promise)
the life-giving
fragrance of reason



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo