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Floating like a ship with no rudder
In in this sea called life
Almost under
The waves with which I strife
My face raised to the sky
My voice reach to the heavens
Praying that help comes by
Even if the messengers be Ravens

See the sea of faces all around
Some long some round
Some to me by blood bound
Some by twist of fate found
Yet strife grinds me to the ground
Yet to my shackles I am bound
No help in them I found
For all they want is my penny and my pound

I see the light now
My cross is mine to bear
And the sweat on my brow
Shall remain there
Except by my will alone
For no one knows a brother
Each is on his own
Even seeds of the same father

Written 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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