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A Once In A Lifetime Wish

by Uduak Whill Uwah


I’ve heard it said before
That dreams do come true
Listen; let me tell you what I saw
In case it has ever occurred to you

An angel asked me out for a flight
I hung my head and replied
“You know I’d love to, but its night”
She said “If you let me be your guide
You won’t feel the need for light”

So I had my first date floating across a starry night sky
You see, I’ve always believed I could fly

She then asked me to make a wish
A once in a lifetime wish

I began to imagine the bliss
Of an eternal angelic kiss

Then I fell on my knees and started to beg
“Will you be the one basket I can put all my eggs?”


2017 Uduak Whill 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 rhythm and rhyme to convey truths pertaining to various aspects of everyday living in stirring poetic language. His work has been published in a number of online literary magazines. He has an ever expanding archive of poems and song demos to his credit. You can find him at www.facebook.com/whilltree.

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