Drum of Truth

(A satirical cry and criticisms on man and society)

My fingers are always on the drum

To beat and produce sounds of truth

And carry my will like a messenger bird

To all the ears that hear

***

When I fight for my freedom

I achieve unbreakable silence,

When I fight for my infringed rights

I’ve chosen to graze on gold mine,

I can hear the echo of silence stings

When the drum of truth bangs and bites

***

I know the sound of gun when it goes off

And the wits of pen when it writes,

If I can see the hand of corruption

And yet fail to cut it off

Have I not failed my conscience?

If I’ve allowed the footprints of injustice

To continue on the sands of time

Have I not hurt the history’s timeline?

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry Chukwuma (c) Feb 2021. All Rights Reserved

Success Way Forward

The past is a platform to climb on higher not a monumental regret to lie on. Everyday is a new beginning.

I’ve fallen and derailed,

It’s time to focus;

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I’ve slept and snored,

It’s time to wake;

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I’ve looked on and waited for long,

It’s time to act;

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I’ve crawled and walked,

It’s time to fly.

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Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry Chukwuma (c) Feb 2021. All Rights Reserved

Sick World

for the victims and survivals of Covid 19 in Vietnam

Shock and terror

It rains and struck meteoric

Spreading fast and wide

It’s bitter sting-deadly claws

Cruel-besieged us globally

***

Killing and maiming

Millions dead, losses counted

Business closed, jobs lost

Behold! untold pandemic 

Panic, tears and pain felt

***

Stained-virus sick world

Beaten down from covid 19

‘Stay home’, we’re told

Stone-faced we hid, died and cried 

For losses lost forever

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry Chukwuma (c) Feb 2021. All Rights Reserved

Brothers in Arms

A satire on war and the ironical ‘oneness of purpose’ in military profession

We are brothers in arms,

We’ve sworn to die

For our nation’s flag

To pay the supreme sacrifice

In defense of her territorial dignity

***

We are brothers in arms,

We pursue one cause-

Of defense of our motherland

Yet on the battlefield of nations’ interests

We shoot ourselves for glory and honour

***

We are brothers in jungle,

We sleep in the woods in our missions

Yet, to ourselves,

we’ve become prey for hunting,

Watching out for our brothers to kill

***

We are brothers in arms

Yet, we are always at war,

Dying by each other’s bullet

Oh! In vain we share our brotherhood

Even when we are one in profession

***

We are brothers in arms,

With military salutes,

We measure our superiority

Yet in killing ourselves,

We sacrifice love of oneness

***

We are brothers in arms,

Bound by oath of brotherhood

Yet our brothers’ asses we kick

Their backs we stab,

Failing in our great duty

Of being our brothers in arms’ keeper

***

We are brothers in arms,

We are comrades for peace

We pay no allegiance to our safety

But loyalty to our nation’s flag,

Dying for each other, our oath it should be

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry Chukwuma (c) Feb 2021. All Rights Reserved

Can you be my Val?

Dedicated to all true lovers on Valentine day – 14th Feb. 2021

My love flows with blood

Wrapped with heart’s own bound

Let it kindle aglow

With rays on the mirror

***

[Chorus:]

You’re my all in all

Yet I want to ask (you) again

Can you be my Val? (x2)

Can you be my Val again?

***

When your eyes meets mine

It ignites the sparks therein

I’ll look you in the eyes

And tell you my love is yours

***

[Chorus:]

You’re my all in all

Yet I want to ask (you) again

Can you be my Val? (x2)

Can you be my Val again?

***

Not for joke, not for sigh

I’ll love you till I die

Even as a corpse in the grave

I’ll in faith attest to this oath of love

***

[Chorus:]

You’re my all in all

Yet I want to ask (you) again

Can you be my Val? (x2)

Can you be my Val again?

***

With your kiss, keep me alive

In your warm embrace, let me live

I’ll sing for this love a song

To show how true we’ve been for long

[Chorus:]

You’re my all in all

Yet I want to ask (you) again

Can you be my Val? (x2)

Can you be my Val again?

***

Yes, our love hasn’t been in debt

Come on, give us some credit

I love her and God knows it

She loves me and I deserve it

***

[Chorus:]

You’re my all in all

Yet I want to ask (you) again

Can you be my Val? (x2)

Can you be my Val again?

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry Chukwuma (c) Feb 2021. All Rights Reserved

Forgiveness is Expensive

People don’t run out of love,

People run out of forgiveness.

L. Duncan

If forgiveness is costly

Pay it to be free,

To free your conscience

From bondage of bitterness

To laugh and smile with your heart clean

And look into the world’s eyes with maturity,

***

If forgiveness is costly

Pay it to be free,

To help heal the world’s hatred

And to see the good in people.

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry Chukwuma (c) Feb 2021. All Rights Reserved

Lessons of Education

21st, September, 2019

Within the ambience of humanity

Lies the spirit of education for survival,

If water can primarily keep us alive

A foundation built on education is life;

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Development in all strata of life

Emanates from practical knowledge,

When we in the true values of education abide;

Our dreamy sunshine will shine brightly

And our stars of success will glitter with sparks;

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In education, we’ve gotten all we need to survive,

When we combat the forces of nature

We do so with the lessons of education,

When we make discoveries for better lives,

In the spirit of education, we do so;

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If l can truly learn and be taught well,

I believe I’ll survive and live life to the full,

From the soul of education ignites thus

The fire of civilization to burn for all of us;

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Until we learn to live and survive through education,

We wouldn’t become real and better humans,

We’ve benefited from the fruit of education

More than Adam had gained in the Garden of Eden.

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry Chukwuma (c) Feb 2021. All Rights Reserved

To my Bosom Lover

From the onset

you caught my sight

And won my heart,

Like  magic stars

We’re glued together

***

Oh! my rose

Your flowery taste is good

And your body contours all rhyming

With character well deserving,

Cuddling you to sleep at night

Keeps my soul awake

To take on the world

***

On my breath, I have vowed

To cherish you all my life,

Seeing you smile is my joy

I know no other love than this

And I pray it last long

***

In your love’s bosom

I always find the will

To climb ahead,

If this love is really a crime,

I’ll be glad to commit it.

***

https://henrycpoemlyrics.wordpress.com/2021/02/09/to-my-bosom-lover/

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry Chukwuma (c) Feb 2021. All Rights Reserved