Thursday, September 22, 2016

Songs of the Lost Boy


the lost boy
in his element
weaving dreams
over the
harvest moon
tasting
the divine fruit
of knowledge
on the fatal shore
one piece
at a time

you are the
child of great promise
a survivalist
with ambition sublime
holding up the sky

you slap adversity
on the face (praying for mercy)
marching like
the leading force
of light in the dark places of the mind

you roar
like the lion of destiny
facing
the new dawn
with unshakable optimism

and now
you carry the flame
of hope with glee
longing for solace
under the rising sun



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo
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