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
but
what if
your star dances in my orbit
as the earth moves
will you seize the day and jump for joy?
and
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?
and
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
dreaming
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
divine
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?
and
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
weeping
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
and
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
droplets
of your love and beauty?
will your secret river of honey
nourish my
tender ribs
soothing my
painful memories?
and
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
and
what if
i plant the seeds of love
on the fertile crescent
of your soul
my sweetest one
will love
and
happiness grow
like the wildfire in the finest
moment of desire?
will you sing and dance
like
a soul possessed?
and
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
and
what if
the love particles sing
like the
gentle wind
over the crescent moon?
will they
devour
the virgin star?



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo