Injustice

Injustice

A Poem by Kay Salisu Titilola
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Suffering is not a doom from heaven,

Neither is hardship a curse to the earth.

The world is naturally a holy temple,

Made gory by the work of men.

 

I see greediness in its brightest color,

Like rainbow overshadowing everywhere.

I see these advantages taken by the strong ones,

Leaving the weak with nothingness.

 

I see corrupted minds in power,

With their hands full of gore and filth.

They even make bribery a legal act,

And impose tax on those living in poverty.

 

I’ve seen men of wisdom wandering about,

Looking for a place to showcase themselves.

Yet, I’ve seen fools at the highest stands,

Just through some men of influence.

 

I’ve seen priests with grimy hands,

Scamming churches for their stipends.

Right in their mind, they know it’s unfair,

But wickedness won’t let them rest.

 

Just to rise up to power,

I’ve seen fathers battling their sons.

Mothers sell their daughters to strangers,

All to get some cash in return.

 

I think marriage should be a thing of joy,

But I’ve seen many that end in divorces.

Not because they don’t like each other,

But because of some selfish art of love.

 

Though I’ve seen a lot of this through my life,

Yet, through my mind I perceived a lot more.

That not everyone humiliates the other,

It’s the matter of who we come across.

© 2019 Kay Salisu Titilola


Author's Note

Kay Salisu Titilola
What Ia see going on in most part of the world and from personal experience.
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We do live in a world of injustice and sadly the people who we should hold in esteem, can often be the ones at the centre of it all. It's a sad fact of life but we are never far from corruption and greed. Some great lines here Kay. Nicely penned.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much, Chris.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You are welcome Kay. A great pleasure to read your poetry.



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powerful. definitely, the most driving point is the imagery of the dirty, gory hands. excellent choice there, what a pointed representation of the corruption of our modern civilization.
through all of it there's a cynical tone, yet it seems the narrator knows there is still hope, and still believes in the inherent good of people.

expressive and dynamic piece, very modern and relevant to our present society. elegantly done, Kay, i think this is one of my favourites.

Posted 23 Hours Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

23 Hours Ago

Thank you for your powerful and thoughtful review, Florence.
You really see through this piec.. read more
florence

22 Hours Ago

my pleasure, Kay.
surely this is going on here in the states....all of it...
it's a sad world right now...very sad.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

It also happens everywhere.
In the family, church, government, businesses, homes and many oth.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

yes, it does....it certainly does.

I think you have captured & crafted the greed of man, here within this fine poem the very essence of him will now forever linger... Neville

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. It's too inappropriate for some people to be greedy, and never.. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

I concur..... tis so unjust ... N
Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Yes it is.
I have to tell you, I read through all these stanzas in no time at all, as your words built up a towering lighthouse of truths.

Money seems to be the common denominator for those with dirty hands.

The raw emotion of the author drives this insightful piece. Really enjoyed reading your work, Kay.:):)

Deb :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much for taking your time to review. I really appreciate it.
And thank you for.. read more
I felt quite unsettled reading this, even a bit disgusted thanks to your emotive choice of words (grimy, gory), at the injustice which you so directly lay out for us. I liked this piece a lot, it is direct and honest. Best, Laura.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much Laura for understanding my message so well.
Such a truthful write, I love your last two stanza's, so full of truth.
Very well written

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much, Brandie.
I really really appreciate this.
We do live in a world of injustice and sadly the people who we should hold in esteem, can often be the ones at the centre of it all. It's a sad fact of life but we are never far from corruption and greed. Some great lines here Kay. Nicely penned.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much, Chris.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You are welcome Kay. A great pleasure to read your poetry.
I think you have captured what many feel in this poem. The opening stanza was a hook as you decry the acts carried out by humans on humans and you have again penned many excellent descriptive lines.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much for this, John.

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Kay Salisu Titilola
Kay Salisu Titilola

Ijebu ode, Ijebu ode, Nigeria



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Just trying to reveal to the world about my point of view about life. What I think life is and How I think we can overcome. Through my experience and challenges in life, I've been able to figure ou.. more..

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