How do you stop loving someone? How do you forget her eyes and her face and her secret smile and the unwordable look she bears upon her countenance?

How do you stop loving someone? How do you forget the times shared? How do you forget the Love, the eternalness of your togetherness? How do you make it right forever?

How do you stop loving someone? How do you uproot love from your soul? A love that wants to remain. Someone who loves you so. A union that begs for fulfilment. How do you not continue an ancient story in a modern world? How does an old tune not give birth to a new tale? How does a stream die?? It just resurfaces in other places…

How do birds of one wing not visit heaven together? How does loneliness not seek itself? How does fire not burn? How do sowed seeds not grow? How can you restrain the moving sun, unless you first stop the rotation of the earth…? But then how so many other people die, how many other things are lost?

How do waterfalls desist from falling? Two elephants in one heart, two hearts in one elephant. If you kill the elephant and open the heart in order to understand this phenomenon, what if they all die, elephants and hearts?

How do you stop loving someone? I don’t know.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.


  1. Stop being in love does not mean stopping to love all good memories or hating the person for disappointing my ideas of “us”. It just stops being something to carry on.

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  2. It is not possible, I guess. If you have connected to someone in love once, you will always be connected. A deep topic, I also enjoy writing about.

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  3. I don’t think it is possible. A real love is not something that can be turned on or off, I think it is something that is/was always there … Something that is awakened from a dormant state perhaps, but not extinguishable. Yes, you may try to hate, but isn’t that the more painful path ? We are here to love, why not just let Love BE …
    A very emotional and beautiful piece though …

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