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THEY DONT KNOW: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Two strangers into each other stumbled
Two friends holding each other tumbled
Two lovers hating each other rumbled
Still wanting each other, they trembled

He think he knows her
Like an old love-letter, read, reread
Until fading words paint familiar iris
Butterflies and blooming trees
But you do not know her!
Be filled with dread!
She is nutty!

She thinks she knows him
Like path to moonlight tryst, trod, retrod
Until pebbles tease familiar feet
Marking time with heartbeat!
But you do not know him
Get a spanking rod!
He is naughty!

You think you know you
Like eager lips, kissed, rekissed
Until saliva bathes familiar tongue
Hours become seconds long
But you do not know you!
Swing your axe, swift!
You are knotty!

Stone walls, time crumbled
For left-overs, they scramble
Forgetful, none will grumble
“I love you” Who mumbled?

But still, they don’t know!


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.

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