October 4, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Adelami Smart Ayodele



Uduak Uwah




Beauty That Mocks The Eye


(Dedicated to Adelami Smart Ayodele; a fire accident survivor)



Here lies beauty that mocks the eye

Yes, the kind that eludes even the butterfly


A black pearl wrapped in smoldering fur

A victorious survivor from earth’s core


The eye may not even bother to look twice

But isn’t a glimpse enough for the wise?


Now to a pearl of inestimable value;

“Let not the seared fur define you

Forgive the earthquake that displaced you

Reign, for your throne is safe within you


For until the world realizes

That beauty isn’t merely for the eyes

The demons will continue to thrive in disguise”






Uduak Uwah

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. His work has been published on Aphellion, Bravearts Africa, The Kalahari Review, Literary Yard, The Poet Community and of course Tuck Magazine. He has an ever expanding archive of song demos and lyrics to his credit. And you can find him at www.facebook.com/whilltree.

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1 Comment

  1. Adelami Smart October 07, at 08:39

    I am sincerely honoured to have received such a wonderful appraisal from an intellectual figure. Thank you very much, sir.


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