YOUR FAITH IS WORTHLESS by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

a thirsty fool stood on a mountain
praying for water to quench his thirst
“god, i have faith in you,” he says
bring me water from the stream below”

god looks at him with disdain
“why not make the water move first
faith, without work, never pays
there’s water below, you know!”

he held on to faith, waiting in vain
skin burnt as though into fire immersed
just before his final breath, he prays
“god, do not forsake me so!”

down at the foot of the mountain
water bubbles form and burst
as crocodiles, deers, frogs and jays
drink, oblivious of a fool’s dying echo

FAITH IS WORTHLESS by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

FAITH IS WORTHLESS 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.


  1. Reply
    Maureen says

    That’s what many have reduced faith and Christianity to.
    They wait on God to do what God is waitibg on them to do.

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