Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Cold Wind of Change

behold a new migrant
from the oasis of ancient
delights; limping along
the fatal shore
like the lost boy in the shadows of life
searching for solace

you are a child of great promise
a wonderful soul
in the process of becoming
eking out a meagre living
with a deep feeling
of emptiness as the earth listens

you battle
the cold wind of change
on the long and winding
path of destiny
miraculously breaking
the back of adversity
as the light shines upon you

like a player in the cyber theatre
of our time, you put the
finer details of your journey
in the public domain
sharing the moon…
sacrificing your soul
in the magical world of endless selfie
dancing like the desert rose
in the temple of narcissus

now, you grow by leaps and bounds
as hope blossoms in earnest
and as the rainbow lorikeet sings
in the first light of dawn
you rise like the Sphinx
in the spaces between dreams

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Secrets of the Heart

torn between two worlds
of love and haunting beauty
i follow my heart along the shore of destiny
under the darkening cloud

i cross the threshold of wonder
beyond imagination
the bright light of dawn
in the digital age
of the beloved

i tweet
the splendour of eucalyptus
in my visual field
as the unknown morphs
into the known world of experience
opening my eyes as amorous light
shines through my soul

i climb the magic mountain
with foot of clay
one small step at a time

securing the dream…
love wings her
way into my humble heart
like an angel of the light
like this poet of song and dance
in the dreamscape of ecstasy
my life forever

i mine the pearls of wisdom
from the innermost heart of hearts
whispering your name
helping the lost souls
in the valley of despair

how wonderful
is your burning kiss, the divine gift
of love
in the moist hour
of longing!

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Touch of Spring

like the sweet fragrance
of delight in the
naked field of reason
i dwell in the sublime heart
of spring where
the pink blossoms dance
to the rhythm
of the earth
endowing me with
the songs of a thousand lights

i drink a cup of you
with lips of fire
rousing the
hummingbirds of joy
this glorious dawn

i capture the mound of Venus
in the moist hour
under the restless stars
tasting your sublime goodness
in the spaces
between dreams

i bask in the divine glow
of your beauty
the opening flower of desire

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, September 14, 2015

Spring of Oneness

two souls become one under
the rose petals
giggling the night away

i swim in the sublime rivers
of your nectar
painting the sky with gusto

i melt into your tender heart
savouring the divine
goodness. This spring of Oz

a drop of honey. How refreshing
is the magic fragrance
of first love, the living language of spring!

©Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, September 08, 2015


stranded on the road to utopia –
only the emotional heart
of spring comes to the rescue
dream blossoms. That’s true

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Dawn of Despair

the young lions face
the challenges
of adaptation and development
in the ‘hood of promise
trying to build a new life from the
fragments of the old;
singing the blues
in the darkest
hour of longing.

yet, you cross the invisible
barriers of the mind at the
dawn of despair
(in a world of goodness)
weaving dreams
despite the bumpy ride
along the
mystery path

how wonderful is the scent
of survival
under the silver moon?

you dance to the sound
of a different drum
with renewed
vigour and vitality
my heart
with songs of wonder
the pain and anxiety of transition
in the new frontier of reason

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, August 28, 2015

This Winter's Day

this winter’s day
with a vengeance
cold and foggy
like Mount Thredbo
the warmest
thing around here
is my
lover’s heart

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo