Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sharing the Moment

joyful days in the suburbia
the sound
of funky Christmas

yummy poetry comes alive under
the gum tree
i learn the meaning of life

i recapture the magic of sharing
and laughter
this glorious day

i become my brother’s keeper
nurturing the dream
in the school of hard knocks

i share the love and festive
under the poetic sun

i sing Aussie like a soul
capturing the moment

life blossoms in earnest
like the
little beauty next door

©Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, December 21, 2015

Festive Cheer

the bloom of desire
in Findon
summer’s beautiful light

haiku works its magic
the songbird of the heart

festive cheer
i drink a cup of you with
flaming lips

you fill my heart with
the scent of jasmine

divine poetry
dances in the wind
summer chic

a gift for every child…
how wonderful
is the golden feast of the imagination

a new voice in the hood
the image
of a gentle light made of steel

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, December 14, 2015

Between Two Worlds

in utopia
i spread
my wings
two worlds
feeding the dream
and soothing
the lonely hearts
in silence
i see
the moon
in action sublime
as i taste
the divine love
that dances
in my veins
this glorious night
i savour
the inner beauty
of your essence
basking in the magic fragrance
of wonder
all through
the night

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, December 07, 2015

The Gift

you are the gift
of the harvest moon
the elixir of delicate pleasure
glowing in my psyche
like the new dawn
to match
my colourful dreams
in the hour
of solitude
you shine
like the light of destiny
like the sublime moons of Saturn
flowing with
the living
waters of life
and energy divine
this glorious moment
your golden touch
lightens the mood
fuelling my longing
the jagged edge
of life in exile
as the
flaming petals of desire
warm my heart
with divine metaphors
showering me
with the radiant blossoms of the mind

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Light of My Heart

you are the visible light
that shines through my being
my orbit with the golden petals of wonder
the blossoming

you are the light waves
of desire
my hottie
muse of time
sowing the divine seeds of joy
in the secret places
of the heart

now i see nothing
so beautiful
and nothing so colourful
as the naked light
of reason
in the
spectrum of the moment

and through you, my beloved
i have seen
the light
of lights in my heart
the big bang of desire
in the
moist hour

you are the sublime gift of sight
the ravishing light
of destiny
energising my
hungry soul
reflecting on this ship of dreams
as time begins anew

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Child of Promise

you capture the moment
with gusto
turning the corner in life’s endless journey
and waltzing with the waves
as the rainbow (bathed in colourful light) snakes
its way through
the dreamscape of wonder
like a soul looking for love
in the imagined
universe of desire

at dawn, you sow the seeds
of destiny
sharing the joyful news
from the Oil Rivers province of time
where a new star was born and
where the guardian angel
with lips
of glory

you turn your anger
into the creative force of nature
the source
of wealth and love
and compassion for many

like the little drummer boy
you grow from innocence
to experience (the naked reality of living
in the city of light)
finding your way to the true north
of your being
free from the winter’s
deadly storm
that shakes
the inner
blossom of the soul

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, November 09, 2015

Priceless Moment

i find the traces of you
in the first light of dawn
moulding joy
and laughter
with the divine metaphors of desire
and finding the truth
in the priceless moment
of clarity
in the oasis
of time
oh what a pleasure it is
to gaze upon
your sublime beauty
as your essence shines through my veins
like this jewel of the Nile
like the restless love particles on heat
like the blooming slice
of heaven for the gentle soul:
a wealth
of sweet wonders
in the desert of despair
the golden grain
of thought
inside me

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Haiku days

a warm day in Findon
the kangaroo paw blossoms under
the darkening sky

high hopes on the road
to utopia
a journey of transcendence

i walk proudly
like Nefertiti’s kitten
weaving dreams

full moon in the ‘hood:
you dance like a soul possessed
feeding my longing

scent of the eucalyptus
the koala dreams
of home in the heart of spring

i taste your divine nectar
with lips of fire…
rapture in the final frontier

now on the wings of wisdom -
i crack the secret
code of life before the cock crows

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, October 26, 2015

Scented Leaves

like the fine dust
of the immortal soul
you plod along
the luminous landscape of time
sowing the divine
seeds of heaven
in full view of Venus
and the exploding stars
of the baby universe

and over the rainbow
the inner core of being unveils
her mysteries as you moan
and groan
in ecstasy
spreading like an edible cloud
in all its glory
as the night shines like the day

the naked thunder roars
when the luscious moon captures
the moment
in my secret garden
as the scented leaves flower
into spring bloom
feeding the flame
of desire
at the crack of dawn

your smile blossoms
on my pillow; shining
like the light of a thousand moons
my body and soul
like this drop of honey
on my hungry lips

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Dreaming Sky

it’s a long journey
to the realm of dreams
where the spring
water flows
with vivid colours
of the rainbow

yet, the cricket
does not sing
there is nothing
in the periphery of society for those in need
under the dreaming sky
there is absolutely nothing but the voice of compassion
the gentle waves of heaven
as the earth moves

the restless struggle
for survival
continues unabated
even as the moon
glows in silence
showering me
with the divine blossoms
this ancient night

hunger raises its
ugly head despite all these
loaves and fishes

poverty sweeps across
the dreamscape of promise
like the chill wind
from the Snowy Mountain
the young lives
in bitter tears
and pricking the moral
conscience of the nation

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Cold Wind of Change

behold a new migrant
from the oasis of ancient
delights; limping along
the fatal shore
like the lost boy in the shadows of life
searching for solace

you are a child of great promise
a wonderful soul
in the process of becoming
eking out a meagre living
with a deep feeling
of emptiness as the earth listens

you battle
the cold wind of change
on the long and winding
path of destiny
miraculously breaking
the back of adversity
as the light shines upon you

like a player in the cyber theatre
of our time, you put the
finer details of your journey
in the public domain
sharing the moon…
sacrificing your soul
in the magical world of endless selfie
dancing like the desert rose
in the temple of narcissus

now, you grow by leaps and bounds
as hope blossoms in earnest
and as the rainbow lorikeet sings
in the first light of dawn
you rise like the Sphinx
in the spaces between dreams

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Secrets of the Heart

torn between two worlds
of love and haunting beauty
i follow my heart along the shore of destiny
under the darkening cloud

i cross the threshold of wonder
beyond imagination
the bright light of dawn
in the digital age
of the beloved

i tweet
the splendour of eucalyptus
in my visual field
as the unknown morphs
into the known world of experience
opening my eyes as amorous light
shines through my soul

i climb the magic mountain
with foot of clay
one small step at a time

securing the dream…
love wings her
way into my humble heart
like an angel of the light
like this poet of song and dance
in the dreamscape of ecstasy
my life forever

i mine the pearls of wisdom
from the innermost heart of hearts
whispering your name
helping the lost souls
in the valley of despair

how wonderful
is your burning kiss, the divine gift
of love
in the moist hour
of longing!

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Touch of Spring

like the sweet fragrance
of delight in the
naked field of reason
i dwell in the sublime heart
of spring where
the pink blossoms dance
to the rhythm
of the earth
endowing me with
the songs of a thousand lights

i drink a cup of you
with lips of fire
rousing the
hummingbirds of joy
this glorious dawn

i capture the mound of Venus
in the moist hour
under the restless stars
tasting your sublime goodness
in the spaces
between dreams

i bask in the divine glow
of your beauty
the opening flower of desire

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, September 14, 2015

Spring of Oneness

two souls become one under
the rose petals
giggling the night away

i swim in the sublime rivers
of your nectar
painting the sky with gusto

i melt into your tender heart
savouring the divine
goodness. This spring of Oz

a drop of honey. How refreshing
is the magic fragrance
of first love, the living language of spring!

©Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, September 08, 2015


stranded on the road to utopia –
only the emotional heart
of spring comes to the rescue
dream blossoms. That’s true

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Dawn of Despair

the young lions face
the challenges
of adaptation and development
in the ‘hood of promise
trying to build a new life from the
fragments of the old;
singing the blues
in the darkest
hour of longing.

yet, you cross the invisible
barriers of the mind at the
dawn of despair
(in a world of goodness)
weaving dreams
despite the bumpy ride
along the
mystery path

how wonderful is the scent
of survival
under the silver moon?

you dance to the sound
of a different drum
with renewed
vigour and vitality
my heart
with songs of wonder
the pain and anxiety of transition
in the new frontier of reason

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, August 28, 2015

This Winter's Day

this winter’s day
with a vengeance
cold and foggy
like Mount Thredbo
the warmest
thing around here
is my
lover’s heart

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Seeds of Hope

the seeds of hope

in my orbit sublime

fuelling the inner glow...

how sweet is the magic

fragrance of joy!

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wireless Armour

i feel the real essence of the moment
as love and beauty blossom
like the fragrant lilies of the realm
like the wandering rose; tasting the digital fruit
on the fertile crescent of the soul

you sing my name
in the virtual world of changing images
of pleasure and pain
of tweets and texts and digital speak
and the daily diet of selfie in the multimedia universe
feeding the young minds
across the radiation divide
showing the intensity
of the attachment on the naked screen

behold the mystery of life
in my orbit of delight,
a flash of wireless armour
against the evil forces and the absolute power
of the wifi beam of light
that penetrates the global network of popular culture…
a flood
of complex emotions
at work
and play
on the electronic whiteboard of time
a totem symbol of seduction
under the cyber moon

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Migrant Dreaming

you arrive
in the big brown land of wonder
with a pocket full of dreams
walking the tightrope
of ambition; looking for the new dawn of hope
with lustful eyes
knowing too well
that in the passage of time
your life
will change forever

naked waves of delight dance
on the fatal shore
celebrating the new dawn
the sacred nature of migration
in the age of reason

you do what it takes
to imagine the future with confidence
building a new life
on the wings of passion
and breaking the wicket cycle
of disadvantage

you win the battle
for survival in the ancient
where dreams are made
the fragrant moon.

i watch with great delight
as you embrace
the golden wattle
in the first light of dawn
feeling the pulse of the nation within

you bathe
in her inner glow of beauty
thinking of the flowing
rivers of honey
as the future blooms like the roses of heaven

how wonderful
is the mesmerizing sound
of the divine poetry
on the road to utopia?
this is
what true dreams
are made of

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Seeds of the Fragrant Moon

you create
the monuments
of meaning
and beauty
in the playground
of the divine
as my heart beats for you
in the moist hour

i feel the warmth
of your trembling flesh
in the garden of dreams
where the random
droplets of love fall
like the shadows of beauty
like the sweet petals of glory
soothing my heart

you enrich my soul
with the light of your inner beauty
sowing the mysterious
seeds of passion
in the secret places of the heart
the fragrant moon
this winter’s night

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sons and Daughters of Dreaming

they look beyond
the famish years of old
and the war’s clouding
view of the past…
tickling the rainbow
in a new world
of fun and laughter

how sweet is the music
of recovery in the game of life
when dreams come true
with golden hands of passion
seeking the true essence of things
the rising sun

waves of grain...
who says the new migrant does not
a good citizen make?

witness the rise
and rise
of a whole new world
of progress in African diaspora
a sense of optimism in the ‘hood of delight
a splash of colour
as the light of destiny glows
ever so brightly each passing day

the heart sings through
the imagined universe of the harvest moon
as the seed of life blossoms

it’s the rebirth of hope
in the secret places of the heart
a change in the human condition
in the new and emerging
communities Down Under

now that i have taken the path unknown
feeding the hungry child with joyful petals of light
the sons and daughters of dreaming have learnt their lesson
mastering the great art of survival;
awakening the internal rhythms
of the senses
in a complex society

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Lucky Bird

i sail through
the tributaries of thought
this winter’s night
for your divine light
in the island of the formless
to the sound
of your gentle voice calling

you are the lucky bird
of desire made of beauty’s bloom
bright and cheerful
as this beam of light
on my windowsill

quite truly, you are
the rosebud of my dreams
the silent promise
of dawn
in my greatest hour of need

you are the flame
of flames sublime
the communion fruit of the soul
my tongue
in the lush garden of the mind

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Path of Wonder

i walk along the lonely path
with tenderfoot
carrying the seed of destiny,
the secret intelligence of the heart

then, we meet
in absolute silence, you and i
seizing the moment
finding real inspiration
as the journey continues across
the fecund landscape unknown

you open the path of reason
weaving the light
into the fabric of my being

your essence shines
through my soul
like the moons of Saturn in exotic places of the heart
like grains of sweetness
sprinkled with metaphors

your smiling eyes speak
of love on the road to utopia
of heavenly bliss
in winter’s noon

you spread your wings
like an angel of the light
like this fragile soul in her element
ringing in the night of nights
sharing the fruity aroma of delight
on the mound of Venus

behold the Word
the divine pollen of survival…
taming the flood of challenge;
clearing the wandering clouds of dust
in the migrant imagination

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Yellow Moon and I

as the connoisseur
of love molecules under the yellow moon,
i collect happiness like trophies
one memory at a time;
bathing in the fragrance of your beauty

i waltz through
the guiding light of hope
into the inner chamber of your being
invading the hidden universe of fun
where love and passion cohere

i adapt
i survive and flourish
like the shooting star
like the lost boy in the thrill of victory
in the sea of rainbow colours

i extract the oxygen
of desire from a flurry
of love particles
in the forgotten places
of the heart; savouring your essence

you nourish
my soul with glee
giving me the reason to smile
a wonderful smile
even in the darkest of days

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fragments of Hope

the refugee life
is not for the faint-hearted.
it is a journey
to nowhere, a wreckage
of the soul on the luminous
landscape of dreams

yet, you pick up
the elusive fragments of hope
as the earth moves in silence
traversing the fatal shore;
leaving an indelible footprints
in the sand of time

you find your way out
of the struggle street (and conquer the universe)
like this cool and funky dude
from the Oil Rivers
singing the glory of the dreamtime
in the first light of dawn

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dance of the Gentle Wind

the dance of the gentle wind
across the cool canvass of reason
opens the sublime window
to a new universe of fun
and endless passion where i dream.

you take me under your wings;
warming my heart with glee
and kissing me with lips of fire
like this rose fragrance
on my pillow.

how wonderful are your
graceful moves? How precious is
the soothing rhythm
of the naked soul in perpetual motion
this winter’s night?

i drink a cup of you
in the crystal temple of Eros
touching the sky

apple blossoms…
sweet tension drips in the defining
moment of my longing

you come in waves of nectar
like love particles
in the stillness of the night
fixing my broken dreams

your subtle move weaves its magic…
illuminating my soul
with the vivid colours of delight

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Heart of the Winter Moon

like a soul transformed
i taste the sublime nectar of desire
from the lips
of the fecund blossom
feeling the warmth
rousing the love particles
in the fabric of my being.

i walk safely among the birds
like the true blue Aussie cocooned
in love molecules
mending the broken hearts

and like the rainbow lorikeet
at dawn
i harvest
the divine essence of hope
in the dreamtime
heart of the winter moon

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Light of Learning

inspired by the luminous landscape
of promise at the end of the rainbow
the heart blossoms
in the marble halls of learning
(a home of infinite wisdom
among the gum trees)
sharing the joy
listening to the poetry of atoms and molecules
devouring the magic
flavours of reason
as the colourful beam of light
lurks in the spaces between words
i mine the rich seam
of truth and desire
in the first light of dawn
revealing the gift divine:
the flood of joy and happiness
in the strange thicket of the soul.

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

One Day in the Struggle Street

one day in the Struggle Street
you tremble with fear
as hunger strikes
with a vengeance
wounding your pride
as you battle the elements
at the foot
of the rainbow

you walk
like the lost soul
in the labyrinth of destiny
like an orphan deprived
of the milk
of human kindness in the greatest hour of need
fighting for life

yet, in a massive reversal of fortunes,
you redeem yourself in the nick of time
rebooting the dream as the
wandering moon comes to the rescue

you awaken
the flame of passion with absolute tenderness
on the mound of Venus
feeling the life force within

we feed the neurons
you and i
glowing with the first flush
of love molecules

we help each other
along the way; keeping the faith
finding the missing piece
as the darkness falls

you capture the
spirit of the moment
like a young lion in the throes of victory
like this refugee from way back
doing the daily battle for survival
under the weeping suns

you find
and purpose
in the magic blossom of reason
the fecund thought that
opens the way that
leads to the living
treasure of desire in the hall of plenty.

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Divine Light

your divine light speaks to me
in my orbit
like an hungry moon
on a mission
raining love
(a clear hint of promise)
the life-giving
fragrance of reason

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

New Life

i journey through
the beam of light
like a soul in need
of transcendence
basking in the divine glow

i explore the green grass
of destiny at the centre of hope;
dancing to the sound
of a different drum;
making sense of life even in the darkest of days

oh how sweet
and wonderful it is to
fashion a new life
the fragments of dreams

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Dark Matter of Desire

you are the dark matter of desire
the source
of light and radiant energy
the pulse of the universe
holding up the sky

i break
the cosmic code of silence
capturing the poetic geometry
of the moment deep inside
the dark matter of the formless

i search for the elusive
elements of hope in the centre
of the circle where love blossoms in earnest
and where the god particles and the rainbow warrior cohere
designing the building blocks of the baby universe

you are the metaphor and reality of my being
the art and science in the sea of life in which i swim
the magic glue that binds the cosmic realm
the divine construct ingrained
in the human mind

you are the beauty spot
on the powdered cheeks of the universe
the precious pearl of choice
glistening like the smiling star
of destiny in my orbit

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ode to the Golden Heart

i worship at
the altar of solitude sublime
as the moon dancer
weaves her magic
in the inner sanctum
of the divine experience
my consciousness forever

is your essence
the eye
of the precious heart
that adores me

i strike adversity
in the face
as we morph into oneness
(and become part of each other
in the endless universe of desire)
kissing like an angel
sharing the divine moment with sparks
feeling the rhythm
of your heartbeat in the garden
of a thousand lights
blending dream and reality

you breathe new life into
the plebeian soul
in the face of great obstacles

you dance
like the hungry butterfly
in the moist hour
darkness into light

you are the golden heart of hearts
the burning flame of choice
the light waves of reason on my pillow
the wellspring of desire
in which i float
savouring the good life
with boundless energy

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Perfect Smile

poetry vibrates
in my veins
like little cells of colour
as i walk into the deep
inner silence of her being
learning to love
in the raging fire of adversity

i catch
the divine twinkle
in her
eyes of blue
as i inhale her fragrance of wonder
at the
pinnacle of pleasure

i dream
of pathways of light in the lands unknown
of fun and beauty under the rose petals
of perfect harmony with the beloved
in the great curves of time
as her infectious smile
nourishes my soul
behind the spell
in a moment of profound clarity

i dance
like the gentle wind
in the deep north of my desire
painting joy
and happiness
on the dream canvass
of destiny
finding my place in the sublime
of life
and poetry

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Cold Wind of Change

the blast of cold wind
in the ‘hood of Dreaming
changes everything
as we morph into oneness
sharing the forbidden love and humour
transcending adversity
with lots of laughter and the power of mateship

love blossoms in the weave of time
like lines of tender verse in full flight
like a soul in blissful solitude
finding solace
and the mystery
of life
in my orbit

i feel
the tender hand of reason
as I walk
in the shower of light
rebuilding shattered lives
with generosity of spirit
this autumn day of delicate beings

i rake
the fallen leaves
with gusto
absolutely desperate
to save the magic blossom
from the wrath of complex emotions
under the darkening sky

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Art of Survival

you are the chosen seed of destiny
a dream in the process of becoming
battling the ingrained emotions
of love, fear, wonder and guilt
in the prefrontal cortex of the soul
shifting between the heart and mind

you hover around
my moral universe
in the first light of dawn
tempting me
with the glorious
fragrance of desire

love molecules run
through my veins
like the drones of choice
at the cutting-edge of cool
the precious art of survival

i can feel your heartbeat
your insatiable longing…
your inner state of mind
your excitement in the fleeting
moment of time
that defines my consciousness

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Flight of the Autumn Leaf

the autumn leaf in her element;
gliding like an ageless beauty on heat
dreaming of perfection
in the golden light of dawn

you take the world
by storm
spruiking desire

the heart flutters
in the moist hour
sharing the blissful
of love and hope

musing over
the yellow moon, the sound
of endless joy

i quiver in the living
splendour of your essence,
a taste of the powerful fragrance
that transforms my life

i dream
a colourful dream of wonder
orange blossoms

how wonderful is the maiden flight
of the autumn leaf!
the glorious cycle of life
in all its manifestations

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Heart of the Beloved

you are
the centre of my being
the wellspring of desire
in which i dwell

like the monk in solitude
i feed the mystery bird in blissful silence
devouring the moon
in the moment of rapture

i ride the waves of emotion
like the son of heaven in the threshold of awareness
like the soul in the delirium of ecstasy
drunk with love and passion sublime

i delve into the heart of the beloved
like the neuron on a mission
searching for the divine drop of honey foretold
re-imagining the universe of pure light

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Dreaming Sea

on my journey from inspiration
to transformation
i throw caution to the wind
embracing the naked truth

i walk alone
like an orphan deprived
waging peace

i ride the cosmic waves
of passion in Findonsphere where
love particles dance
to the rhythm of the heart

the molecules of desire
runs through
my veins in the moist hour

i capture the powerful force
for good; absorbing the light divine
drowning my sorrows
in the dreaming sea of bliss

new dawn
in Terra Australis
rays of hope

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sweet Memory

i rekindle the flame;
feeling the sweet memory
of first love
over the rainbow

i bathe in the beauty
of the beloved as the heart sings…
savouring her nectar
in the sublime moment of poetry

innocent thoughts drop like honey
like the stars in your eyes
like the divine sensation of oneness
brightening up my days forever

i crack the secret code
of desire in the nick of time
finding solace; solving the wicket
mystery of mind and body

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Spark of Life

you are the golden
seed of destiny; the creative mind
in motion
oozing light
riding the waves of change
as the flawless billabong morphs
into the silver sea

there’s a hidden treasure
in your soul
along with moments
of loneliness
of longing
of joy, passion
and beauty sublime

you fuel my hunger
with your
divine fragrance of desire,
a certain spark
that comes
to life
in the defining moment

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Forest of the Lost

i walk along
the forest of the lost with tender foot
searching for
the sweet fragrance of life,
the true north of my being

love dances
under the eucalyptus tree
warming my heart.
yet, the cricket
does not sing

like the alchemist of desire,
i listen to the mesmerizing
sound of silence…
a slow journey
to the heart of the beloved

in the forest
of the
i find

i capture
the divine moment with lustful eyes
feeding my longing
drinking from the naked solitude of the age,
the profound metaphor for survival

i find the wicket passage
as poetry runs through my veins
nurturing the mind, the centre of my soul,
the living flower of the realm,
the sublime core of everything

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Beautiful One

time marches on
like Nefertiti’s kitten
like the Beautiful One who comes to me
in the pale light of dawn
energizing my soul
as i survey the landscape of destiny
searching for
the magic blossom.

how wonderful is your
tender touch!
the sound of summer rain

it’s the season of lonely hearts
of fun poems
and endless possibilities

i watch as the heavenly waters of desire
on my roof
like saints in crystal buckets
like metals without light
like little drops of passion
oozing dreams (much to my utmost delight):
the perfect balm
of choice
to get me
the restless years

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, January 05, 2015

Hope Rises Before Dawn

in this paradise of wonder
there is no room
at the Inn
for the fragile soul
struggling for survival
yet, with a dash of truth and beauty,
life changes in an instant;
raising a flicker of hope
before dawn…
i walk
into the heart of compassion
like the sublime fragrance of desire
like the vulnerable child-soldier in mufti; dancing to a different drum
plumbing the depths of survival
and pining for succour in agonizing loneliness
only to find
a new lease on life
a home
(away from home)
the dream weavers
of the realm who inspire me

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo