Not A Planned Child

Posted: April 6, 2015 in poetry

English lyrics to the song:
“Ich bin kein Wunschkind”
by German singer and composer
Rolf Zuckowski


I’m not a planned child
and still so much I’d like to live,
no planned child
but it is life that you will give.
Mamma, thank you so,
hand in hand into the future now we’ll go.

I’m not a planned child,
and still you have though chosen me,
no planned child,
and this big world I now will see.
Mamma, feel my heart,
you and I’ll go on to an amazing start.

In just a few years I will be grown,
and for now the two of us won’t be alone.
In just a few years they all will see,
how far we’ve come on our road both you and me.

I’m not a planned child
so what, what does that really mean?
no planned child,
that’s what so many once have been
Mamma you and I,
we’ve got each other and the best is what we’ll try

I’m not a planned child,
and though I still feel safe with you,
no planned child,
and day by day we will go through.
Mamma, you and I,
sometimes we’ll laugh and sometimes we will cry

In just a few years I will be grown,
and so for now the two of us won’t be alone,
in just a few years they all will see
how far we’ve come on our road both you and me

You did not take the easy way,
my heart inside you made you think
that I would say:

Though not a planned child
still I would love to live,
no planned child
still have so much to give.
Mama, look at me,
from now on we both should see it differently:

I am a loved child
for you have chosen me,
a loved child,
we can live happily.
Mamma feel my heart,
you and I’ll go on to an amazing start.

I am a loved child…a loved child

loved child

Whatever I Do

Posted: September 26, 2014 in poetry

It seems nothing I do is right
I am just not very bright
All I do seems wrong
The list of my failures is long

I’m stumbling in the dark
The difference is so stark
Between what I achieve
And what I’d like to give

Tomorrow I will see
Another way maybe
But now it is tonight
And nothing seems right

Lord please give me a sign
A need so great is mine
For hope which doesn’t fail
Which always will avail

Whatever I do oh God
Without Your help will not
Succeed and bring some fruit
But with You all will be good

Make a tune

Posted: May 20, 2014 in poetry


La-le-loon, make a tune
devoted to the man in the moon
hoe, hoe, hoe, there’s a show
all now watch, high and low
hex, hex, hex, now make sex
with him or her or with your ex

Atomic war is looming
one industry is booming
a few will shout, very loud,
there’s no way out, no way out
so la-le-loon, make a tune
devoted to the man in the moon

Bombs are falling all around
avert your eyes and make no sound
do not look, there are children dying
do not watch their mothers crying
but la-le-loon make a tune
devoted to the man in the moon

But the moon is a rock and the sun a star
looking too long at them from afar
will eventually make me blind
reality I’ll no longer find
so la-le-loon I make a tune
but not for the man in the moon

Darwin versus Kropotkin

Posted: May 19, 2014 in poetry

Where ever I look I always find
The products of a dualist mind
Opposing forces in nature rule
If you say different, you’re called a fool
Laws quite of a different kind
I see in nature, so am I blind?

What really is evolution about?
Kropotkin is in and Darwin is out!
Life is always on everyone’s side
It isn’t struggle, it isn’t fight
It is giving, it’s “Mutual Aid”
This is how and why we’re made

But Darwin they choose, his words they play
And so our culture is in decay
Compassion is out, selfishness in
Honesty and virtue’ve gone to the bin
Survival of the fittest, you must be strong
and this what’s justifies all wrong

Always it is: “them against us”
tout the party line, don’t make a fuss
We are good and they are bad
We are sane and they are mad
We are right and they are wrong
They are weak and we are strong

Though this is not reality
Still it is normality
Every minute, every day
Where I go and where I stay
Everywhere they make it clear
Only choose those who are near

Us or them, a false paradigm,
Us or them will lead to crime
Against man and nature alike
Us or them will do the first strike
When all the weapons we employ
Them and us we will destroy

It is in war, that we will die
And in destruction, we will cry
It is in peace that life can give
Only in peace that we can live
Choose peace not war, choose love, choose life
Choose cooperation instead for strive


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Through a dampening cloud

Posted: May 19, 2014 in poetry

Looking back, looking back
We’re on the wrong track
What I see, what I see
We’re not at all free
What we thought, what we thought
Is real, it is not
Turn around, turn around
Look here, make no sound
Would you guess, would you guess
The world is a mess
Mess of hate, mess of hate
That is our state
Can I talk, can I talk
No I only can walk
Far away, far away
But no place to stay
For my mind, for my mind
Will I ever find
A way out, a way out
To say it aloud
What I think, what I think
I’m just on the brink
Speaking loud, speaking loud
Through a dampening cloud
Let’s make peace, let’s make peace
Listen please


You Say Salaam and I Say Peace

Posted: May 2, 2014 in poetry

You say salaam سلام and I say peace
إن شاء الله(so God will) these words increase
building bridges and we find
a road that’s of another kind
than all dark roads men went before
but one where hate will be no more
together we might find a way
God willing one on which we stay
for all our lives until we see
the place of our destiny.

Peace is what we both desire
and it is what’s the world in dire
need is now, especially now
and what so few of us know how
to make in times so very dark
it is a contrast far too stark
to what the powers which shouldn’t be
see as our destiny
They want us fighting to the end
inflicting wounds which never mend

I know it’s difficult, it’s hard
but couldn’t we still make a start
I take your hand and you take mine
we stand together in a line
with women who like me and you
will walk together and will do
their part to overcome the fear,
hate and distrust which is the clear
reason why so many kill.
We both know this is not the will
of the Almighty God above
who is the source of peace and love.

Christians and Muslims


Posted: April 23, 2014 in poetry

Learning humility is hard
haven’t even made a good start
being the lowest of low
hard to accept it though
nothing I do is right
they say and I pick a fight
afterwards I keep asking why
is it so hard to try
keeping my mouth shut and smile
praying and then in a while
accept the limitations and grow
let faith and humility flow
through myself and my mind
not nurturing a grudge but be kind
and in the end I would see
mine and the others’ humanity