Thursday, February 16, 2012

Empty Nest

an empty nest
in the field of dreams
crazy cloud
riding the waves of despair
over the limits of youthful ambition

now, as the moon flees the coop
i walk lonely like an orphan deprived
like the mystic poet
on heat; pondering the human condition
in the velvety silence of the slumbering night

behold the colourful bird
of light in the golden path of reason
a healthy diet of Plato,
aristotle, Hobbes, and Dickens nourishes my soul
in the exotic landscape of the mind

a new
dawn in Terra Australis
and yet
my heart yearns for you. How painful
are the lingering thoughts of love so great

every dreadful step
along the fatal shore (every drop of
sorrowful tear)
reminds me of your sweetness,
the unadulterated beauty of your essence

you are the flame
of flames, the thinking petals of hope,
the sensory wonder
of desire whose gentle touch unlocks
my humble heart

©Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

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