Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Divine Flower


you’re the divine flower
of reason
the fragrance
of beauty
that blossoms
in my orbit
in the first light of dawn

i am the lion of destiny
holding up
the sky
and keeping my life
in motion
in the
accelerating
universe of wonder

you’re love’s glorious gift
the smiling
pearl
of promise
that weaves
the blissful dream
in this cave
of shadows

now, you
sing my
name
with lips
of fire
blessing my soul


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Cloud


you plough
through the darkening cloud
stealing the moon

like the smart neuron of the soul
you turn on the light
pulling the golden strings of time

it’s the longest night
in Findon
tears of the refugee

you cross the Rubicon from
refugee to citizen
tasting the dream sublime

you’re the Eve of desire
veiled in mystery
feeding my longing in silence

the sunbeam flirts with
the moon
daring to dream again


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Rainbow


i am the rainbow
in your orbit
mending
your broken dreams

i am the grain of sand on the beaches of time
the solitary soul in motion
whistling with
the gentle wind that moves me

i am the eye
of a thousand stars. The stars
that quiver as
the waking bird sings

i am the son of Light foretold
in the endless universe
of diversity
raking the fallen leaves with gusto

i am the heart that beats for you
in the moist hour (such glorious moment)
sharing the gift of grace over
the crescent moon

i am the illustrious son of Dawn
waltzing with metaphor
witnessing the
maiden flight of the autumn leaf



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

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