Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Secret Passage

ice cream
in my visual field
sultry heat…

wild things in the ‘hood
i lick the core
of Serenity with gusto

the magpie
perches on the eucalyptus tree
the sound of passion

hungry lips
in the Isles of Promise
i sing the blues

the green light…
romantic tales of wonder in
the text message

the spark of the divine
in the secret passage beloved of migrants
wattle blossoms

i cross the road
thinking of the falling leaves
the challenges of living on the edge

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Child Soldier

new dawn
for the former child soldier
cherry blossoms

into ploughshares
love molecules drop like honey

a taste
of life in the food chain
anxiety rules

child soldier on edge
let the
healing begin

inner peace
a night without the sound
of sputtering guns

the child
soldier in mufti
evening cool

a passing shower…
of the child soldier

lucid dream
i rescue the child soldier
in the nick of time

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo