NEED

One land’s poor man
Is another land’s rich man
It’s all relative
How many meals do you need to be hungry?

One school’s teacher
Is another school’s student
It’s all relative
How much knowledge do you need to be ignorant?

One court’s free man
Is another court’s prisoner
It’s all relative
How many laws do you need to have injustice?

One era’s inventor
Is another era’s copycat
It’s all relative
One religion’s wise man
Is another religion’s fool
It’s all relative
One heart’s sorrow
Is another heart’s happiness
It’s all relative
One man’s woman
Is another woman’s man
It’s all relative
One nation’s outcast
Is another nation’s promised helper.

It all depends
On what you need
Some want the flesh of the fruit
Some crave its inner seed.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.

5 thoughts on “NEED

  1. Aka,
    You are one of the best examples of what Joseph Campbell talked about when he said, “Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another.” “Mythology is composed by poets out of their insights and realizations. Mythologies are not invented; they are found.”

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    1. Hi Jim,
      thank you very much for this insightful quote, it gives me something to reflect upon…
      Wishing you a great day.

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