LOVE IS THE GOOD FIGHT

It‘s just a day like any other
Despite flowers, bub and ice cream
Unless you touch deeply another
Member of the human lonely hearts‘ team.

So, along the way:
Let your heart find an inner stream
On Valentine’s Day
Something so real it feels like a dream.

A Dream of another humanity
Justice, sharing and solidarity.
Love is the fight to banish animosity
And hatred, and usher in global unity.

Che Chidi Chukwumerije

THE MISSES I’LL REGRET

Very soon I might have to drop
Half of the things I’m into
In order to find enough time
To do the things I really mean to

The years fly past on fast forward
And everyday I feed the beasts that are eating me
Sometimes I need to stop, check and be sure
If it’s angels or demons that are leading me

Politics and society, belief, love and money
The five names of the very same monster
How long can Reincarnation remain on Auto-repeat
Futilely yelling I came, I saw, I conquered?

So give me that filter, I’ll separate
The misses I’ll regret from all the rest
Even as I wonder if it’s already too late
Before Death comes to pass the test.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.

HIGH PRICE

Is the price
Of life
Too high?
Experiences that break you
And rob you of the desire
To carry on living.

Is the price
Of knowledge
Too high?
Experiences that teach you things
Which in the end you wish
You never came to know.

If the price
Is this high
Then the prize
Had better be worth it
What ever it may be.

Some say it’s eternal life
Some say it’s finding yourself
But what do they know?
All these wiseacres
Just as lost as you are.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.