when a king farts with his mouth
like kaBhekuzulu – a man uncouth,
Trouble truncates his sleeping time
to merge Life and Death into a rhyme.
when Royal lips part empty of wisdom
Goodwill is exiled from the kingdom!
men bleed on Zwelithini‘s folly-slab
a king walks sideways like a crab!
Author: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
KIS, author of two poetry collections, ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO?’ and ‘I SAID THESE WORDS’, is an award-winning Nigerian writer, photographer, and media professional with experience in journalism, PR, publishing and media management. In 2016, he was listed in Nigerian Writers Awards’ list of 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL NIGERIAN WRITERS UNDER 40. The same year 2016, he won the Nigerian Writer’s Award for ‘Best Poet In Nigeria 2015.’ he had also won the Orange Crush 1st Prize for Poetry in 2012.
He is the CEO of Words Rhymes & Rhythm LTD.