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