All posts by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Kukogho Irusiri Samson is a Nigerian poet, blogger and multimedia journalist. Winner of the Orange Crush 1st Prize for Poetry 2012, I am a contributor to several print and online platforms. I founded and curate popular online social reorientation Facebook Poetry 'Page Words Rhymes & Rhythm' (www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry). Contact: kukogho.samson@hotmail.com +2348060109295)
ARE WE STILL SLAVES? (On the South African Massacre)

ARE WE STILL SLAVES? (On the South African Massacre)

Black men bleed dead on Zuma’s ground No more to hear the piercing sound Of white man’s bullets flying by Nor shake their head, or breathe a sigh! So I ask, are we still slaves?When… Once and again on running track Bolt beat them all, a tall man black And did you not all clap … Continue reading ARE WE STILL SLAVES? (On the South African Massacre)

ROBIN van DEVIL

ROBIN van DEVIL

  There was a Robin in my hood With nimble feet – oh! – he was good. And Robin nursed a broken wing But still to him did Arsene cling – For 7 eons without relent – Until the Robin’s wings had strength! 1 season Robin made us fly- The Tots and Blues we did … Continue reading ROBIN van DEVIL

Questions (on A Thief’s Birthday)

Questions (on A Thief’s Birthday)

Did your father jump with boundless joy when you emerged in bloody hands? Were there smiles as your bloody cord was that night seeded into mother Earth’s womb? Did they drink and dance, passing frothy jugs of wine and steaming plates full, the day you took a name? Did you breathe our air, drink from … Continue reading Questions (on A Thief’s Birthday)

LAMENTATIONS. (When shall we heal; what shall we remember?)

      I. Leave me be, let my wounded heart bleed. Did not your own eyes see the planted seed, Dug out while yet a sapling in the soil; There goes the reward for the farmers toil.   II. What shall we say now to the little one, Tugging teats from whom breath has … Continue reading LAMENTATIONS. (When shall we heal; what shall we remember?)