we want the truth with our lips
but flog the truthful with our lips
we say we abhor lies and deception
but one must birth lie to get reception
should i kill the truth for the lie
and coat the truth with silent sigh?
should i blunt the edge off my words
and hack my people with blunt swords?
so black becomes grey and white is milk
leather is soft, yes, softer than woven silk
“i love you,” i’ll say when I just want sex
flawless smile i’ll sport, even though i vex
sorry, i won’t wag my lips
like a prostitutes’ paid hips
as the candid thoughts form
so will these dark lips inform!
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.