Thursday, September 22, 2016

Songs of the Lost Boy


the lost boy
in his element
weaving dreams
over the
harvest moon
tasting
the divine fruit
of knowledge
on the fatal shore
one piece
at a time

you are the
child of great promise
a survivalist
with ambition sublime
holding up the sky

you slap adversity
on the face (praying for mercy)
marching like
the leading force
of light in the dark places of the mind

you roar
like the lion of destiny
facing
the new dawn
with unshakable optimism

and now
you carry the flame
of hope with glee
longing for solace
under the rising sun



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Street of Shadows


i morphed into the mind
of the beloved
in the moist hour; gathering dreams

your sweet fragrance of desire
becomes the light
the living light of my life

i taste the divine fruit of thought
chasing the
future in the street of shadows

i sow the seeds of destiny in the
nick of time
extolling the virtues of the desert utopia

you unlock my imagination under
the sky of blue
feeding my hungry soul

i move towards singularity
in the defining
moment when love flowers in my veins



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Springtime Tales


driven by the divine
experience of life
in the fragrant heart of spring
i glide through
the luminous landscape of wonder
feeding the senses
as cherry blossoms
in earnest
i dance
to the sublime rhythm
of the soul
finding freshness
in the enchanting music
of your essence
under
the yellow moon
i soar like an eagle
waves of mesmerizing
calm washes
through my soul
like the photons of light from the sun
like the nectar of the first flower of spring
like the sound
of rare birds
yearning for solace
in the glorious springtime
of the heart
your true colours also
shine through my veins
energizing
my being
as i taste the sweetness of spring
burning
with desire
like love particles
at the dawn of time



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Smiling Eyes


behold a wonderful sense
of fun and humour
in the ‘hood
of promise
this tranquil night
as the secret
photons of desire
light up my orbit
with the
intoxicating fragrance
of beauty
born in song
opening the hidden
passage to the
cosmic cave
of treasures sublime
you shine
the divine
light on my
hungry soul
in the greatest hour of need
you give me
the eye
of delight; awakening the spirit
in so many ways
and giving me the reason to be…
billions of reasons
to smile
a lovely smile
like a single
atom lost in the
great flurry of life
in the suburbia of shadows


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Frisky Moon


frisky moon
i wake up in the crack of dawn
clothed in passion

behold the fragrance of love divine
the flaming
neurons are ready to rock again

you straddle two cultures
like this fragile
soul dancing in the wind

mars and Venus in the ecstatic flush
of life foretold
how sweet is the cosmic flame of desire?

living the dream like an angel
i fly
on the wings of ambition

you hold my hand in silence
purring
like the Nefertiti’s kitten

under the starry night of wonder
i catch the
meteor of desire with one hand

overwhelmed with delight: i say there is
a lot of heaven
in the spaces between dreams



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Life Blossoms


a new life blossoms
in Terra Australis
energising my soul
under the
rising sun
i tweet
the glories
of your essence
like this
rainbow lorikeet
of the
realm
tasting
the mystery
of life
in the
luminous
landscape of dreams

i reimagine the antipodes
through a sense
of rhythm and wonder
i feed
the living god
of
everything
in my orbit of survival
as the soul
rises from the ashes
under
the cosmic belt of Venus
holding
up
the sky
in the
first light of dawn



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Capturing the Moment


One day in Utopia
i lose myself in your nectar divine
devouring the dream

wondrous and true, i find myself
in Terra Australis with
a touch of magic and a good sense of the sublime

i build the spaceship of the mind
capturing
the cosmic rhythms of life

i escape from the myths of war
painting
the sky blue; daring to dream again

a nice cup of you under the yellow moon
how wonderful
is the warm feeling of survival

i feel my way into the heart
of the beloved
finding the deeper mysteries of the mind




© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo