Poem: I Took Away my Own Life

By: Uduak Uwah 

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I took away my own life
Without the use of a knife
From the lair of a roaring lion
In the guise of a life companion

I took away my own life
From the cage of strife
And from shivering in icy silence
Coupled with emotional violence

I took away my own life
From a bustling beehive
Of a tyrannical husband
Preferring to live like an orphan

I took away my own life
From a nagging, desperate wife
For the sake of peace
For she was impossible to please

I took away my own life
At the age of twenty-five
From the swamp of toxic friends
They only cared about their gains

I took away my own life
I had to
Otherwise I would have forfeited my own life

 

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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 pertaining to various aspects of everyday living in stirring poetic language. He has an ever expanding archive of song demos and lyrics to his credit.

 

 

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