Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Hungry Soul

you are the living
treasure of desire
the grain of joy
feeding my hungry soul
in the moist hour

you are the starry night of nights
that sings to me
as i quiver in you with delight
moulding the fecund universe
under the colourful light

i morph into your essence
as we celebrate the passion
of the dreamtime
massaging the paradigm with tears of joy
turning winter into summer

i taste a spoonful
of your beauty
in my darkest hour of need
finding solace
in your sweetness

your sublime fragrance drops
like honey on my pillow
like petals of glory at dawn
renewing my hope
on the fragile canvass of life

i tame the bees in silence
conquering the flowering
branch of the heart with glee
as your kisses burn through my dreams
oozing the divine metaphor

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Songs of Survival

when the future is bleak
and you see
a thousand shades of grey
on a cold winter’s day
sing Aussie

when the tide turns
and your boat
comes home under the white shadow
be cool. And do the right thing
sing Aussie and fill your heart with love

when your hopes
and dreams are gone forever
as the cloud bleeds
and you have nowhere else to go. Don’t despair
sing Aussie with me and seize the day

when the cricket does not sing
and your wounds are still raw
seek union with the beloved. You are the master
of your own destiny in the lucky country
sing Aussie and open the gates of dreaming

when you sit
like an orphan deprived
like a rabbit in the shelter of despair
pondering the imponderable (all is not lost)
sing Aussie and i will hold your hand

when things fall apart
in the darkest hour
and the centre does not hold
be like me
sing Aussie and put a rainbow in your heart

when dealing with
the ups and downs of life in Yawnsville
embrace the inner beauty of the soul
(keep your dreams alive even in the school of hard knocks)
sing Aussie and i will wipe away your tears

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, July 10, 2014


i witness
the birth of passion
as the divine light filters
through my soul
kissing me with sparks

my heart
leaps for joy
as love dances in my orbit
i morph into something new
something better, something more exciting

i dwell on the mound of Venus
and feast on her nectar sublime
we share the cup in silence
touching the heart…
exploring the depth of dreams

i wriggle
like the snake in the Nile valley
like a soul possessed
in the gentle
light of dawn

her infectious smile
mingles seamlessly with
the love particles within
as the radiant cloud of passion rocks my world
liberating my consciousness

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Flame of Desire

the mercury sinks
in the cold winter’s night
extreme vulnerability
to my soul
yet, i find myself in you
weaving dreams
and warming my heart
with the unquenchable
flame of desire as love particles converge
i discover the magic blossom
(the sublime fragrance of love)
in the luminous garden of the soul ringed by
the hill of passion in which the birds sing

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo