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hey! close
the umbrellas!
let rain pour on
our bloodied fields

let our battlefields
drink to their fill, again
watch! we will sow maize
where we now plant bodies

we’ll pee the pee
at Square andRock
when umblella rags lie
under many masara sacks!

UMBLELLA UNDER MAIZE SACKS by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (2)

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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