Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Young Eagle

The young eagle
Soars above the heavens
Catching the falling star.

The first flight
Of the brave young eagle impresses!
How majestic?

He rides confidently
On the powerful wings of the angels
Touching the rings of Saturn.

Now, the poor thing
Dreams of being a merchant banker
Trading up!

Yet, back on terra firma
A tragic twist of fate; war and famine
And the gruelling poverty!

But he holds his nerve;
Feeding on the tender birds of Oz;
Devouring the yummy lizards!

Beautiful is the nest
But there’s neither peace; nor rest
On the exotic route to Everest.

And yet, his quest
For selfless passion continues unabated;
Enchanted vision realised!


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo
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