PICK WITH CARE THE ENEMIES YOU BEAR

Pick with care
The enemies you bear
When the unexpected is near
They shall be there
To crown you.

When true friends
Step off the boat
Curious, how the river
Turns your coat
Around you.

Clear your throat
Vomit when no-one is looking
Regurgitated oaths
Pressure-cooking
Sunbrowns you.

If diplomacy
Be their tactless god
How shall he decipher
Your non-committal nod,
Proud you?

But brave soldier
It is the art of war
To live on in pages
Of folklore
Unbound to you.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.

4 thoughts on “PICK WITH CARE THE ENEMIES YOU BEAR

    1. It was one of those moments of reflection in which various scenes and experiences from one’s past, and also things observed or heard in and about the lives of others, all roll before one’s inner eyes and move through one’s heart; and one tries to capture in words at that moment the impressions being made upon one by these pictures.

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