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WHY DOES LOVE STEAL OUR TONGUES (a true story in verse): by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

he was a little boy reaching for manhood
she, little girl arching for womanhood
his was mixed tale of tears and hope
hers, a life upwards Life’s slope

two stories crossed, one scene, one act
pretty lass, scrawny lad lacking tact
him a sapling uprooted, replanted
her the rose everyone wanted

her heart was loud, but lips were mute
while he was lost in voiceless youth
tho’ Cupid’s bow a shot released
time wept for two lips deceased

a week, a month… wore out Time’s soles
a glance, a smile, two whispering souls
and still no telling word was risked
until away the lad was whisked

she grieved, he mourned but time heals all
… one decade plus, the lad stands tall
once little lass, now jeweled queen:
a wife serving her king’s whim

two stories crossed, same scene, same act
a bejeweled queen, fine man with tact
he an oak, deep-rooted. she wanted
but silver ring on a finger taunted

why does love steal our tongues?!

WHY DOES LOVE STEAL OUR TONGUES (a true story in verse) by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

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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