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the seed must die for the plant!
smiles grow on bitter trees
petals flourish among thorns
rainbow appears in bitter tears
friendly laughter grows on a fart
love germinates in a field of hate
life is planted where Death roams
dig for gold in muddy mud
crack for milk in naughty nut
bitter leaf can make sweet soup!
~ Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
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.