MÄRCHEN

Ich hatte Lust auf sie
Habe unterschätzt nicht sie
Sondern die Macht unserer Chemie
Bis ich ihr machtlos erliegen war

Nicht ihr, sondern der Chemie
Und fort an, überall, suchte ich sie
Nicht sie, sondern diese magische Chemie
Die nie wieder zu finden war

Denn 16 ist man nur einmal
Und es war schon einmal.

Che Chidi Chukwumerije
2019: Jahr der deutschen Dichtung

LET IT BE LOVE

When a flower is touched by the rays of the morning sun, it opens up, touched by love; and one says that the opening was done in love because it was opened in the daytime, by the light.

But when a flower opens up in the night, it too might have been opened up by the light, the soft moonlight or the warm embrace of a gentle night wherein lives quietly love too. For some flowers love the day and some flowers bloom at night.

But a brutal Hand, a treacherous laugh, a cruel hungry storm, will not wait for day or night; it will prise open its stolen prize, and pride will pay a heavy Price, for it will be broken. So, let it be love, dear. Because nature wants to take her course, not give her curse.

At the right time
In the right way
In all simplicity and naturalness
Gentleness and in trust

My dear Child, let it be Love.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.