Monday, January 19, 2015

The Beautiful One


time marches on
like Nefertiti’s kitten
like the Beautiful One who comes to me
in the pale light of dawn
energizing my soul
as i survey the landscape of destiny
searching for
the magic blossom.

how wonderful is your
tender touch!
the sound of summer rain

it’s the season of lonely hearts
of fun poems
and endless possibilities

i watch as the heavenly waters of desire
crash
on my roof
like saints in crystal buckets
like metals without light
like little drops of passion
oozing dreams (much to my utmost delight):
the perfect balm
of choice
to get me
through
the restless years



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, January 05, 2015

Hope Rises Before Dawn


in this paradise of wonder
there is no room
at the Inn
for the fragile soul
struggling for survival
yet, with a dash of truth and beauty,
life changes in an instant;
raising a flicker of hope
before dawn…
i walk
into the heart of compassion
like the sublime fragrance of desire
like the vulnerable child-soldier in mufti; dancing to a different drum
plumbing the depths of survival
and pining for succour in agonizing loneliness
only to find
a new lease on life
a home
(away from home)
among
the dream weavers
of the realm who inspire me



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas on the Fatal Shore


christmas on the fatal shore
i ride the waves
of optimism;
turning on the light of reason
as i carry
the weight
of this secret love

your essence flows
through
the flame of passion
in festive mood; opening doors
singing
my name
over the rainbow

your delicate love reigns over me
consuming
my heart
and soul
and liberating
my consciousness
as the jacaranda blossoms

i yield
to the overwhelming
power
of your love
and sublime presence
at the
dawn of reality

i become part of
something big
something so divine...
how wonderful
is the glorious
birth
of light
this festive year!



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Songs of Narcissus


songs of Narcissus
i tweet
the new dawn of cyberspace

you sparkle like the
crystal blue
fuelling my longing

love flows
like the summer river of time
chasing shadows

the genius of selfie foretold
the emptiness
of the soul in disguise

email from the edge
the search for meaning, the rise and fall
of complex emotions

the moon in her element
texting
the realm with gusto

the soul in Instagram
fleeting
images of fun and frivolity

imagining the naked self in the
virtual universe of desire…
the terrible beauty of self-infatuation

i burn with joy on the digital
screen of wonder
as brain neurons light up the world




© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sharing the Light


i venture into
the stratosphere of compassion
like the sub-atomic particle
dressed
in love and emotion
sharing the light
feeding the hungry souls
in the baby universe of wonder
one refugee
at a time

new voices
capture the medium
tears of joy

the cricket sings
a lovely tune
with humour
and
tenderness;
touching
my heart
sharing the love
truth
and passion

poetry speaks
with lips of fire
on the wings of compassion
turning
on the inner light and
nourishing
my soul;
banishing
pain
and suffering forever




© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Under the Flame Tree


the desert rose blossoms
like the heart of the beloved
in the first light of dawn
flooding my cells
and tissues with
the oxygen of passion

in a burst of energy and creativity
in the defining moment of awareness
i lick her divine nectar
with hungry lips
under the flame tree of desire
as the butterfly flaps its wings

the naked wind anoints
my body with
her magic fragrance
capturing the moment
caring
nurturing
and opening my mind forever



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, November 14, 2014

Chaos in the Dreamtime


chaos in the Dreamtime
yet, our hands touch
with such tenderness
warming
my heart
as the divine
moment shines
awakening the soul
spreading
the fine flakes of joy
as we glide
into the living
radiance of promise




© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo