Nigerian Poetry: 'Tomato Rhymes' by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson


"A basket of me costs a car!"

Once upon a long-gone time

I was as common as a lazy rhyme

And cheaper than fresh thyme


Today I am a gold bar

My price makes people go “ha!”

A basket of me costs a car!


Kukogho Iruesiri Samson is an editor at Words Rhymes & Rhythm, Nigeria’s number one poetry platform.

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