Have you ever been judged
sentenced without even a word?
Was it by the people you loved
due to a truth they couldn’t afford?
Did they number your sorrows
or just your flaws?
Did they notice the chaos
that bred the wars?
Did you gather all you own
ready to vacate your mind?
Or did you prefer to sell your soul
in other to safeguard your mind?
Some days might just be cold
don’t say you’ve not been told.
Uduak Uwah is an emerging Nigerian poet, essayist, lyricist, and songwriter. Based in Calabar, Nigeria’s first capital and its number one tourist destination, Uduak, also known as Whill, employs gripping rhythm and rhyme to convey truths on various aspects of everyday living in stirring poetic language. He has an ever-expanding archive of song demos and lyrics to his credit. And you can find him here.