Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Long summer’s Night

long summer's night
the fragrant
of you flow through
my heart
like the secret
river of time
the course
of true love
with glee
in full view of the yellow moon

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Heart of Dreams

still largely unseen by the naked eye
creative thoughts blossom
like the red roses
in the fecund garden
of the African Diaspora
as dreams drip
with honey
i walk into the realm
like the son of promise
in the moment of clarity
moving from one state of being
to another
yet, even with the daily struggle
for survival
in this heart of dreams
under the darkening cloud
there is an emerging synthesis at work
a strong sense of the self
and resilient
in the face of adversity
i watch as new ideas glow
like diamonds in the sky
revealing the human condition
i weave together
the unresolved questions
of the past, present and future
the fundamental questions that give
birth to the new dawn of awareness
on the long road to Utopia

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The New Dawn

transcending time and space
i waltz into
the new dawn
like a soul possessed
under the swirling storms
i rise early
like the wandering sun
spreading the light
revealing the glittering particles
of ambition
i navigate my way between worlds
in real time
i catch
the universe next door
seeing the flowering
of love divine
i extract beauty
from the tears of desire
as the heart beats
from the depths of truth
feeling the pulse
of time
i draw the lustful angel
out of hiding
i manufacture hope
from the divine fragments of life
seizing the day

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Finding the Way

i find the way to the true north
of my being; soaring like an eagle
moving like the charged particle
in the gravitational vortex of wonder

hope springs anew as i weave the new dawn
with gusto; carrying the torch of destiny
under the shadow of the past. My
feet a fragile wheel in the motion of time

lost in the colony of dreams
i discover the fundamental laws of survival, the laws
that make my day; spurring me into action
and firing my creative energy as the earth moves

i find the divine beauty of your essence
the sparkle of your gentle smile
overwhelms me, setting my world alight, as i taste
your dream in silence; feeling the love

i reach out to touch the cool face
of the lonely blossom in the
moist hour; sharing the wonderful gift of life
as love runs through my veins like the golden river of time

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Dreamtime

i sail through
the dreamtime
speck of light
immersed in solitude
finding Eve
under the rose petals
as love particles
bloom in earnest
my heart at dawn

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Window to the Soul

i see myself in your
lovely eyes
as the earth moves
under the passionate
wings of Eros
flushed with endless desire
i immerse
in your beauty divine
tasting the dream
as your
eyes speak to me
i plunge
deeply into your gaze
the golden window
to the soul

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Grain of Truth

like the night parrot
of the realm
who dreams
of the luscious wings
of spring
the tapestry of life
i crack open
the grain of truth
savouring the harvest moon

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Springtime's Tale

springtime’s tale...
the lonely blossom sings of love
feeding my longing

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Sound of Hope

i listen to the cheerful
sound of hope
in the broken world of shadows
as the rainbow lorikeet sings

your divine nectar
runs through my veins
feeding my dreams
on the glorious wings of hope

excitement stirs my body and soul into action
changing everything
as spring blossoms under the lustful
eyes of the wandering sun

i journey through the power of hope
morphing into blossom
i watch as you say the Word with glossy lips
whispering like the gentle wind under the rose petals

you are the fragrance of wonder
the charming dream that reigns over my heart
blessing my soul
with the precious gift of light

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Seeing the Light

seeing the light
i swim in the blue waters
of the soul
as excitement runs
through my veins
i savour the knowledge
of your essence
in silence
capturing the moment
from the depth of truth
i fly like an eagle
on the luscious wings of wonder
i melt into the light divine
and flourish like the magic blossom
i paint
the mysterious world of words with gusto
kissing the divine syntax of life
with lips of fire
i see a new wave
of passion and creativity
a flash of inspiration
as the earth moves
i find the light of lights
in the tender face of hope
the hungry soul in the crack of dawn

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jump for Joy

you are
the gentle wind that blows
across the land
of hope and dreams
opening my eyes to infinite possibilities
what if
your star dances in my orbit
as the earth moves
will you seize the day and jump for joy?
what if
i warm your heart
in the greatest moment of desire
will you rise
like Venus at dawn
and bring your
poignant brand
of humour
to the hungry soul?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hands of Clay

you mould the future
with hands of clay
gazing upon the stars
what if
things are hard and the future
looks bleak in the school of hard knocks
will you
still manage a broad smile?
what if
hope runs through your veins?
will you light up my life in the darkest hour?
will you
walk proudly off the beaten track
like the rainbow warrior on a mission
like the Nefertiti’s kitten
of an infinite universe
of desire
a universe
without pain and sorrow?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, August 04, 2017

The Chaos of Life

in this long and empty night
i look
into the chaos of life
and find your essence
the wondrous fragrance
of love
poetry rises
like the sun in the nick of time
energising my soul
but what if
the gentle rivers of gold run
through my veins
this precious moment?
will the
hungry birds sing?
will you set my soul on fire
this winter’s night?
what if i pray
oh my God
oh my precious one
will you
taste my dream with
glossy lips
feeding my longing?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Against the Odds

against the odds
you deliver me from the winter’s chill
in the spaces between
alienation and belonging
what if
you bring the divine light
into my life?
will the heart sing like never before?
will the springtime come with a vengeance
and flowering
like Venus on heat
like hope in the galaxy of wonder
like the hidden treasure of desire
feeding my passion
and what if
my heart beats for you as the earth moves
in the heat of the moment?
will you be
my wondrous flower of choice
the teddy bear of my dreams?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hungry Soul

what if
i feed the hungry soul
with the
of your love and beauty?
will your secret river of honey
nourish my
tender ribs
soothing my
painful memories?
what if
a flash of your smile
lit up
the night?
will you feed my longing
with the endless
glow of emotion
under the full moon?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Flower Moon

what if
i taste your divine nectar
over the
flower moon
what if
i plant the seeds of love
on the fertile crescent
of your soul
my sweetest one
will love
happiness grow
like the wildfire in the finest
moment of desire?
will you sing and dance
a soul possessed?
what if
i feel the warmth
of your cheek
will you light my fire?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Lustful Angels

what if
i drink a wonderful cup
of you
in the first light of dawn?
will the
lustful angels come
what if
the love particles sing
like the
gentle wind
over the crescent moon?
will they
the virgin star?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Rainbow Dreaming

what if
i’m the brightest star
of your dreams?
what if, fondest one,
the cherry blossom
of my desire?
will the
still move?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Long Days of Solitude

long days of solitude
i find
the dream
in your
magic fragrance
feeling the love
as i plant
the divine seeds of life
under the
whispering stars
(transcending the moment)
my true potential
in the infinite
universe of shadows

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Eyes of Love

in the fleeting
of desire
the dreaming sky
i witness
the birth
of love
in your eyes

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Flame

you are the fire
of life
that burns
through my heart
energizing my soul
as cherry blossoms
not even the cold
winter’s rain
can douse the flame

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Tenderfoot on the Move

behold the sublime image
of the tenderfoot
in the exotic landscape
of hope
carrying the colourful dreams of life
like the rosebud
in my father’s garden

i discover the inner
beauty of the migrant soul
struggling for survival
in the divine comedy
of this painful life under the sun

you emerge from the
cloud of dust with a burst of energy
like the rainbow lorikeet of Oz
sailing through the naked solitude
of antipodean sea

poetry blossoms
in earnest
dancing with my shadow

you find solace in
the secret places of the heart
this blissful night

you mend the broken hearts
with the divine fragrance of wonder
the seeds of love
before the first light of dawn

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fragments of Dreams

you step into the limelight
in fragments of dreams

your inner light shines upon me
in the moist hour
nourishing my soul forever

i ride the flowering dream along the
winding path
holding up the universe with glee

you are my joyful flame of destiny
the edible
fruit of wonder whispering to me 

i watch as you glide into my orbit with
a necklace of poems
capturing the echo of real happiness within

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dance of the Divine

poetry dances to the sound
of silence as the liquid
light shines upon me
my body and soul
words run through my veins
as the fire of your
divine poetry
burns ever so brightly
blessing my days
i find the Way, the lost metaphor
of reason beloved of the gods
i morph
into the soul of the beloved
like the divine drop of nectar
like the love particle on a mission
to rescue the wandering sun
you whisper to me
in the secret heaven of desire
under the rose petals
as the word becomes flesh
binding hearts and minds
in the blue waters
of the imagination
where love was born
i devour the moon
like a joyful soul under the poetic light
(in the defining moment of clarity)
sparkling like a lonely star
in the spaces between shadows

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, May 12, 2017

Heart of Wonder

lonely heart of hearts in Hanging Rock
there is
a place for you in my orbit of life

your sweetness shines through
the fog
putting a new spin on this painful life

cold winter’s night under the gum tree
i taste
your dream with flaming lips of desire

and the divine inspiration drops like honey
the moment under the rising sun

the bluebird sings of love and joy in the
land of Oz
painting a rainbow of fun and broken dreams

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, May 05, 2017

Word Matters

two words meet
on the blank pages of time
apple blossoms

you are the word that runs through my veins
the magic flower of reason
whispering the divine secrets of life in my ears

i devour the word like the hungry lion
of the realm
energizing my soul in the fecund light of day

you are the fragrance of desire
the hidden
power of the word within

i watch as your word flickers like the star
on the pages
of life charged with love particles

you are the powerful word of words in the deep
recesses of the brain
the perfect gift of the mind that made me

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hopeless Night

hopeless night on the Snowy Mountain
i manufacture
the power of hope in the greatest hour of need

i sow the seeds of joy in the garden
of wonder
before the first light of dawn

i morph into your essence on the mound
of Venus
weaving dreams in absolute silence

you watch over me like the cosmic maiden
with a thousand eyes
sheltering me from the chaos of this painful life

behold a cupful of hope in my orbit
with the divine grains of laughter

like the fragrance of the antipodean sun
i rise and triumph
waltzing with the morning glory of my dreams

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

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
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
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
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 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

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
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
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
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
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
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
in the naked night of nights
paving the way for the birth of a new dawn

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo