My Queen’s Beauty by Chisom-Nonso Henry Chukwuma — MasticadoresUsa // Editora: Gabriela Marie Milton

My queen’s beautyBy Chisom–Nonso Henry Chukwuma[author’s site] I owe my queen a tribute to her beauty,I’ll stand where the ocean ends and profess it,On the mountain top, I’ll cry and echo it aloud; You’re a dazzling bright lightEven amidst thick dark smoke,Your face twinkles and glitters like a star; Dazzling like a diamond in the […]

My Queen’s Beauty by Chisom-Nonso Henry Chukwuma — MasticadoresUsa // Editora: Gabriela Marie Milton

I feel very honored and thrilled that my poem, My Queen’s Beauty, is published and now available at MasticadoresUSA. I could still remember the last day I completed this poem like yesterday. Thank you Gabriela Marie Milton and your team for giving me an opportunity to make my voice heard through this poetic piece.

THIS TIME

The problems of 21st century

Can we survive this time?

Yes, we can

Can we win this war?

Yes, we can

In many fronts, war awaits us

War!  War! War!

***

If we can fight terrorism

Why can’t we fight extremism?

If we can fight racial supremacy

Why can’t we fight culture superiority?

If we can fight social injustice

Why can’t we fight fake news?

If we can fight policy domination

Why can’t we fight culture cancellation?

If we can fight covid-19 virus and cyber warfare

Why can’t we fight poverty and hunger?

***

Protect! Protect! Protect!

If we can protect womens’ rights

Why can’t we protect religious differences?

If we can protect free speech

Why can’t we protect identity crisis victims?

***

Create! Save! Create!

If we can create skill economy

We can’t we save human jobs?

If we can conquer the space

We can’t we save our earth?

***

Can we win this battle?

Battle for the soul of human survival

Can we bridge this divide?

Divide along race, creed and belief lines

***

Together! Together! Together!

With spine and steel

Made of metal and guts

Woven in spirit of oneness

We can win all wars together.

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

***

Henry. C. Chukwuma © September 2021. All Rights Reserved

A package of love by Chisom-Nonso Henry Chukwuma — MasticadoresUsa // Editora: Gabriela Marie Milton

I am very glad, humbled and excited to announce that my poem, “A package of love” has been published at MasticadoresUSA. Thank you Gabriela -the editor, for accepting, recommending and publishing my poetic work. This poem is a reminiscence of both imagination and realistic lessons and thoughts on “the practical expectations of genuine love, sacrifice, friendship and relationship” which I try to live up to every day of my life. Thanks everyone.

You can read the poem here – MASTICADORESUSA. I always enjoy your constructive feedback. Thank you.

A package of loveby Chisom-Nonso Henry Chukwuma[author’s site] You who chose meWhen I had nothingWith loyalty and confidenceThat I am a treasure, You chose nothingIn the world except meHence, I’ll rejectThe entire world for you; You who stayedBy my dreams to protect themWith passion and zealThat they’ll come true; Among the thingsYou deserve most-Crowning youWith […]

A package of love by Chisom-Nonso Henry Chukwuma — MasticadoresUsa // Editora: Gabriela Marie Milton

A package of love

Lyrics on “practical expectations of genuine love, sacrifice, friendship and relationship

Also, you can read it in https://allpoetry.com/poem/16077807-A-package-of-love–by-Henrychukwuma717

You who chose me

When I had nothing

With loyalty and confidence

That I am a treasure,

***

You chose nothing

In the world except me

Hence, I’ll reject

The entire world for you;

***

You who stayed

By my dreams to protect them

With passion and zeal

That they’ll come true;

***

Among the things

You deserve most-

Crowning you

With stars is the least;

***

Clasped hand in hand,

We’ll conquer

With the will to live in the future,

Stopping even time,

***

Together, in good faith

Let’s walk down the aisle

To confess our solemn oath

Of love to humans and to God.

***

Forever, you’ll become

The cornerstone

Of the history I’ll make.

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry. C. Chukwuma © August 2021. All Rights Reserved

A Cup-full of Broken Ice

Dedicated to victims of KABUL airport chaos on August 16th 2021 following U.S. policy withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of U.S. occupation in war against Al Qaeda, ISIS and Taliban forces. However, on 3rd May, 2017, I wrote a poem on “Issues of global war and terrorism in international politics”, but most of the underlying messages therein reflect the continuous rise in tension and threats of war as we see it unfold in many parts of the world today.

The bang of war has been beaten

Causing a battle line to be drawn,

The cry of war has began to ring aloud

To produce shots of undignified threats.

***

The world’s land is fertile with enemity

And soaked with grudges,

Brewing atmosphere of war

Ready to be cultivated whilst waiting

For a quarrelsome spark of light to ignite it.

***

The world’s curtain has been drawn

Exposing clashing swords of choices

And juxtaposition of differences in needs

As the language of violence ensues.

***

In the quest to change the world,

It may not too hard

when humanity in good faith wishes it so.

Bettering the world,

In our hands lies

The need for humans

To think and re-think, learn and re-learn

Adjust and readjust worldly values.

***

To every spoilt object not yet amended

We consider it condemned

When no hand of reconstruction

Has attempted to remodify it.

***

In avoidance of a universal bomb blast

That could lead to a world thorn apart,

Hanging cobwebs of war

In all continents must be removed

In restoration of a planet

Once clothed in nakedness of innocence.  

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry. C. Chukwuma © August 2021. All Rights Reserved

It’s always us

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16034168-It-s-always-us–by-Henrychukwuma717

It’s always us all the way

From yesterday’s sunset till today’s dawn

It’s always us

***

From tears to laughter, from sorrow to joy

It’s always us

***

Walking on thorns together, fearing not its pricks

It’s always us

***

Unstoppable, we’re like legion but just two

It’s always us

***

Flying together without perching

It’s always us

***

Climbing together without resting

It’s always us

***

Running together without halting,

we’ve been running this race

And

It’s always us all the way

***

It’s always us all the way

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry. C. Chukwuma © August 2021. All Rights Reserved

Molded from the Ashes of Life-phenomena

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16010757-Molded-from-the-Ashes-of-Life-phenomena-by-Henrychukwuma717

Through the decision of my past

The tale of my future embodies blissful crest;

Though co-mixed with rights and wrongs

Still, with my head held high, Escaping woeful throngs.

***

I feel high when in goodness, I thrive

Yet, in abundance of success,

Always happiness, I derive.

As I beckon on the best life can offer

I await the worst it can as well proffer.

***

Bounded by my staunch will and hope

Of a better tomorrow that will come

Even amidst shattered dust of past ashes

That will in short time stand tall as lofty glories.

***

In salutation to my honour as a hustler

I pledge in all my struggles to be ‘a big-time player

Crouched with the faith of ‘what comes my way

I’ll in an ultimate degree, my dues pay.

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry. C. Chukwuma © July 2021. All Rights Reserved

An Ode to the God of Last Minute

(In honour of the great deeds of Almighty God – creator of all creatures)

Many a times, you’ve defiled scientific research,

With miracles, you’ve shock the world many times,

If blood runs through my veins

And I breathe with my nose,

No human and spirit can be your match;

***

[Chorus:]

Oh! You’re a God that’s true

And my family and I will serve you in truth,

If to me, you’re this true

Why won’t I worship only you?

***

What humans often thought difficult, you’ve made easier,

We owe you nothing but praises and true worship,

If I’m a champion today, you made it possible

I owe it to you if I’ve been counted successful,

***

[Chorus:]

Oh! You’re a God that’s true

And my family and I will serve you in truth,

If to me, you’re this true

Why won’t I worship only you?

***

You’ve sustained me with undying will-power

And blessed the works of my hands with grace,

You’ve decorated my life’s itinerary with journey mercies,

In the pit of despair, I cry for help

And at the last minute, you answered me

***

[Chorus:]

Oh! You’re a God that’s true

And my family and I will serve you in truth,

If to me, you’re this true

Why won’t I worship only you?

***

On the mountain of aloneness

You became my companion

And gave me wings to fly,

If the ocean can divide itself in your name

You’ve proved to be God of surprises,

[Chorus:]

Oh! You’re a God that’s true

And my family and I will serve you in truth,

If to me, you’re this true

Why won’t I worship only you?

***

If you can talk through thunder and rainstorm

You’re mightier than I thought;

If you can raise dead bones to life

You’ve gotten no worthy challenger,

***

[Chorus:]

Oh! You’re a God that’s true

And my family and I will serve you in truth,

If to me, you’re this true

Why won’t I worship only you?

***

If from the tunnel of death, you’ve given me life

You’re the one who says “who dies and who lives”,

If you can exalt me high in the arena of disgrace

Your divine will can’t be fathomed,

With faith I’ve believed

That you’ve blessed me since morning

Though, when you wake up

Becomes your own morning time

***

[Chorus:]

Oh! You’re a God that’s true

And my family and I will serve you in truth,

If to me, you’re this true

Why won’t I worship only you?

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry. C. Chukwuma © June 2021. All Rights Reserved

Good Sides of Hard Times

I know that life in itself is mean and harsh,

It’s virtually serious with everything

After all, yesterday was once a tomorrow

But it all made me meaningful, myself.

In every disappointment, a lesson is learnt.

***

A message of hope is conveyed in times of despair,

Planting seed of positive expectancy is possible

From a history once straight but now bent.

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry. C. Chukwuma © May 2021. All Rights Reserved

Doom of Boom

The nature of civilization and existence of modernism

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15862505-Doom-of-Boom-by-Henrychukwuma717

There was a rare flower,

Newly planted in the orchard-

Orchard of old culture which blossomed,

Like a flowery coated garden of fruits.

***

There came the sound of catastrophe,

Its cringing echo equated-

The sound of earthly death;

The new rare planted flower

Bow peacefully to its strange call.

***

No sound echoes more loudly,

Than voices of eternal echoes,

Breaking the rhythm of time

And thwarting the sound-pitch of a race.

***

Time in its encompassing habit,

Outlive not only but one thing-eternity;

Take not society away from civilization

And never divorce time from changes.

***

Poet/Lyricist – Henry. C.

Henry. C. Chukwuma © April 2021. All Rights Reserved