Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Villa of Promise


sensing the new dawn
i rise early
like the wandering sun
in the spaces between
deprivation and existence
feeling your presence
i find myself
in the great villa of promise
on the frontier of reason
sipping a nice
cup of you
with hungry lips
as love blossoms in earnest
putting a smile on my face
i bask in the naked beauty of your sweetness
dreaming
of the living poetry
of the morning light
clothed in love
i open up
like the autumn rose in triumph
learning to fly
i blend and embrace
the new dawn
as the earth moves
nourishing my soul
in the divine
flame
of your essence


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Autumn Bliss


the golden leaf drops
like honey
maximising my autumn bliss

you come to me in waves
of desire
rocking my gentle world forever

you are the autumn cheek of my dreams
the magic fragrance
of the soul holding up the universe

the suns of autumn flirt with time
under the golden light
blooms flourish in my secret garden

the hungry birds at play over the
crescent moon
heightening my longing

cool autumn day. i walk like a soul
possessed
raking the fallen leaves with gusto



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The City of Dreams


born in the city of dreams at the end
of the rainbow
i build the future from the ashes of time

i encounter the forces of reason
the wonderful
glow of light that made me

knowledge comes to the rescue
shaping the mind
and moulding my dreams with golden hands

i embrace the fecund universe with passion
finding the missing
pieces in the puzzle of existence

my soul opens up
like a rose
blooms flourish in Oz

behold a perfect stranger in my orbit
a secret song
that unlocks the mysteries of the universe

you guide me to the secret garden
of wonder
nourishing my soul as new life blossoms



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Homeless


homeless in Findon
the sound
of autumn wind

no room at the Inn for the refugee
plugged from
the secret river of tears - this dreadful night

a wandering soul in the
city of light
the danger of stateless life foretold

shaken and broken, you sleep
under the stars
like this shadow hunter in the back of beyond

you transform the dream
in silence
feeding the homeless birds

you shelter under the wings of compassion
cuddling the moon
in this cold and stormy night

you read the divine poetry of passion
with restless lips
exploring the strange beauty of the naked night

behold the homeless man in a crumpled suit
taming his demons
how things have changed in the land of endless summer?



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Feeling Your Heartbeat


i fly to the innermost heart of the beloved
at the speed of light on the luminous wings of silence
carrying the message of hope
and a pocket full of lucid dreams

i drink a wonderful
cup of you
over the crescent moon
feeling your heartbeat

the wondrous flower of life opens
lifting the gloom just in time
as i get into
the fertile mind of wonder

i explore the mound of Venus with lustful eyes
tasting your nectar; living the dream
with love and passion
as the apple falls in the nick time

you put your sweet melody
on my flaming lips
capturing the moment as i sink into your veins
building the protective orbit of desire around you

now we morph into oneness (you & i)
melting like the snow
reading the divine poetry of joy
in the secret places of the heart



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Migrant Dreaming


i glide into the sunburnt country
like a delicate little snowflake
on a mission to discover the luminous landscape
of life in the pivotal moment of creation

with the flame of destiny in my soul
i find stability in the midst of chaos as love whispers in my ear
i dance like the gentle wind
in the golden light of dawn; holding up the sky

and like the Martian in fancy clothing
made of light that never fades
i take the citadel of dreaming by storm
yearning for your gentle touch under the rose petals

the fragrance of your passion
overwhelms me in the moist hour as i explore
the pulsing heart of Oz; searching for you
in the deepest waters of my longing

like the restless love particle under the antipodean sun
i come through the window without walls bathed in your glory
finding the inner beauty of your essence
the living drop of nectar divine



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blissful Smile


the buds of desire in bloom
i lost myself
in your blissful smile of wonder

rising above the darkening cloud
i search for
for you with a thousand eyes

your sun touches my heart in the
defining moment
energizing my soul as the earth moves

behold the fragrance of hope along the
winding path of time
feeding my longing before dawn

Stuck in the labyrinth of life. Your smile
comes to the rescue
beautifying my soul in the spaces between dreams



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Taste of Beauty


i sail through
the veins of the beloved
like the restless love particle
on a mission
finding solace
in the fragrant spring of life sublime
we
morph into oneness
feeding the dream
as the boundless
field of sweetness beckons
i break the shell of being with glee
revealing the mystery of life in all its manifestations
i move
into the blissful orbit in the moist hour
devouring your beauty
like an hungry soul
in the immense universe
of wonder
i cradle the luscious moon swathed in love
singing the songs of joy
as dreams come true under the glow
of your naked beauty
how wonderful is
the birth of light (and the soothing deluge of love)
in the greatest hour of need



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Waves of Change


out of my comfort zone
i ride the waves of change
like
the true
son of the soil
in the human universe
of meaning
harvesting the moon
i pluck the tangled
web of thought
in the field of dreams
before the chilly winds
of winter
i peddle
the language
of hope
as your smiling eyes
of love
fuel my longing
i turn over a new leaf in the nick of time
sharing the pleasure
i write an ode
to the enchanted doll of the realm
a dream lover
with exquisitely
sculpted lips
of promise
over the crescent moon



@ Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Imagined Life of Selfie


in the brave
battle
for survival
you crack the code
of success
showing the wonderful colours
of your selfie
a self portrait of an imagined life
that brings to an end
the famish years of uncertainty
paving the way
for a brave
new dawn of promise
in the realm overflowing with
the creative
force
of desire
the living seeds of light and air
but selfie is an illusion
(an illusion that lifts the spirit of the moment)
it is an imagined universe
of the soul in need of satire
and by its very nature
selfie is the manifestation
of the hidden desires
and emotions
of the restless soul in the process of transition



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Summer Night


summer night…
your beauty drops like honey
warming my heart


i drink a wonderful cup of you
with flaming lips
under the glow of the yellow moon


new dawn in my orbit
cherry blossoms
from the mesmerizing sound of first love



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Long Way from Home


a new lease
on life
in Terra Australis
and the birds
are feeling groovy
showing the creative
sparks of life
yet, like the wandering muse
of the realm
searching for inspiration
in silence
you spend your days
battling the gloom of night
as the new dawn
weaves its magic with gusto
pining for home
like
the lost boy
in distant
places of the heart
searching for the sky blue



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Rising from the Shadows


escape from the maze of doom
i find solace
in the luminous orbit of desire

like the songbird of the realm
i spin my way
around the spinifex of time

weeping in the valley of tears
i weave a metaphor
rising from the shadows of the night

i extract nectar from the veins
of the gods
fulfilling my cherished dreams

longing for the new dawn
i taste
the Desert Springs in full bloom

a glimpse of the future under the rose petals
the naked moon jumps
for joy as love streams from my veins


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Feeling the Love


i fly to the edge
of the fecund universe
of desire
healthy and free
like this beam of light
like the lonely soul on a mission
to discover the sweet waters
of imagination
in the back of beyond
clouded in mystery
i encounter
the powerful forces of reason
the forces that transform my soul
showering me
with love
and tenderness
in the moist hour
guiding me
in the right direction
as i morph into freshness
dazzling with ambition
like a lion
in the courting season
i seize the moment with gusto
weaving dreams
with a splash of colour
and feeling the love and
tenderness
in the naked night of nights
paving the way for the birth of a new dawn



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo