Poetry: Justice for Uwa | Abayomi Awelewa

Uwavera Omozuwa

It will never be well with them

Who plucked her life at prime

Seeing her young and beautiful

Full of life; full of hope

Defying a senseless lockdown

To better her lot in life

Cut short brutally by the animals

Who felt entitled to her body

In a house of God where she sought refuge!

That was supposed to be “a strong tower”

But she towered down in minutes

With no one in sight to rescue

The gods went asleep as they yanked off her soul…!

They will never find peace

Not here on earth, not in heaven too

It will never be well with them

And their generations after them

Those who abuse, rape and murder innocent souls.

It will never be well with them. AMEN!


Abayomi Awelewa
holds a BA (Literature-in-English) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, a Master’s and PhD in English (Literature) from the University of Ibadan. He is an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)/African Humanities Program (AHP) Fellow. He is a Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). He heads a publishing outfit, New Africa Book Publishers (NABP) and is the author of “Dilemma of an African Prince”, a play that has been recommended as dramatic text in over 40 Nigerian tertiary institutions.

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