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