Friday, October 27, 2006

The Flight into Utopia

The turbulent
Flight into utopia as the
Heavens open
And powerful forces
Swirl in the mist

She turns
Her moment of sadness
Into great joy
Under the watchful eyes of
The glowing crescent moon

Time in the city of
The soulful rhythm
Of love and lust divine

The boundaries of reason
The Nubian starts
His long march of life under
The gentle light of dawn

At the edge
Of utopia, he makes his
Next move
Still holding onto the memory
Of his first love

On my lips in
A calm delight in this
City of the longest kiss

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Power of Laughter

Behold the power
Of laughter, nature’s
Shock absorber

The sound
Of laughter in my
This beautiful day
Of spring

Years of Laughter
Sharing the love and joy…
The elixir of life

Nightmare to dream…
Who is having the
Last laugh now?

Laughter beckons
As Providence guides
Your every move

Laughing Kookaburra,
This beautiful bird, with
Wings of light
Wired to patrol the
Milky Way

Give me all the
Humour and laughter, the
Tonic of the soul divine

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Art of Survival

The shifting
Cultural paradigm and the
Art of survival
Unleashing the hidden talents and
Creativity in the nick of time

Under a different sun
I find
A home, away from home and
Spring flowers at their best

Held my hand ever so
As she drank from the
Fountain of youth

The lost boy
Breathes new life into
The ‘hood
Dancing to the sound of
A different drum

Of the turning tide
How exciting
The changing times
Can be?

Harvest with a view
But where’s
The funky soul food for
The poor and the homeless?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Sunday, October 15, 2006

New Talents

Talents on the rise as
Lady luck
Smiles on the Nubians
Improving their life chances

The seductive
Spring gives up its
The sound of hot lips
Kissing in the distance

Leaps into the future
Like an angel
On a mission to help
The lost boy

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Campbelltown Welcomes the Refugees

Today is a very special day in Campbelltown. And the African community is delighted.

The Campbelltown City Council in South Australia has organised a “Welcome Day” for the new arrivals, as part of the state’s Refugee Week celebrations.

There will be food and drinks, translators, crèche, prayer rooms and a chance to meet the Mayor of the city.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Yellow Moon

The yellow moon,
In my visual field;
Some light upon
The forgotten souls

Nigerian dancer,
This neophyte with attitude,
Turns on the charm
Doing the moon walk
For survival

The glorious
Days of antipodean spring
Bring back
Memories of the home
I left behind

Moonlight in Eden
Unbridled passion
And reasons to grin

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Love Smack

The traditional method of discipline is alive and well in Australia, if public opinion is to be believed. And "Love smack" is on the increase. In fact, 80% of Australian mums smack their children, according to the opinion poll.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

After the Fall of Limbo

Fulfilled after the
Fall of limbo
The souls of the
Just reprieved

Of heavenly peace
As the demise
Of the uncertain state
Gives rise to a new reality

Scenes in heaven
As yarns
Are spun and
History begins

The angel
Kissed my lips
The fall of the limbo

Fish out of water
She left
Limbo with tears
In her eyes

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Spring Song

Breathes new life into the
Tiny aphids
The insatiable lovers
Of the rose buds

Effusion of colours
In a lonely paddock, a
Of tasty buds of spring
Plucked from the heavens

Rose aphids
On the rampage, this swollen
Egg-like sacks
Passionately sucking
The juice divine

Rose of Findon found
Her way
Into the heart of aphid
One perfect day

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo