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