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