Adegbenro Adekunle

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KGB as he is fondly called is a playwright cum poet. He is also a chartered accountant by profession. His love for poetry and thirst for touching lives with his works is overwhelming. more »

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Best Poem of Adegbenro Adekunle

The Rich Beggar

He was rich in the morning
He swam too far in wealth for any man to reach
He was too far to hear the Poor’s mourning
Too busy to save a life with the offer of a fish

No poor moved closer to his shadow
Like sparrows escaping arrows, they fled from him
Hearing his voice would only add to their sorrow
Even the voice he was freely given, was used to chastise them

He was richer than kings in the afternoon
He hated the needy, he rated the poor
‘Poor, poorer, poorest’ was the title of his best pop song
He would take a swig of his wine, wink at the poor like...

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