Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Grain of Truth


like the night parrot
of the realm
who dreams
of the luscious wings
of spring
weaving
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
feeding
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
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