We Live To Die. (v.1)

We Live To Die. (v.1)

A Poem by Kay Salisu Titilola
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The Birth and Death of nature.

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Rainbow rainbows the daylight skies,
In colourful colours it's seen from afar,
Attractively attractive that it makes men smile,
Sooner it fades away slowly and suddenly disappear.

Flower grows happily at the scent of rain,
It buds so quickly and fight to fill a space,
Beautifully charming, it saves loves and dates.
But it soon withers and becomes a prey to decay.

Sun rises vigorous into the darkest dawn,
Bursting forth energetically with its brightest light.
Its becomes radiant and lights the world of men,
But at dusk, it turns feeble and slowly crawl towards its graveyard.

So is men that are fighting hard only to live to die.

© 2019 Kay Salisu Titilola


Author's Note

Kay Salisu Titilola
I was thinking about how we come to existence and in a short time, we left the earth to be forgotten. I came out with series of thought and this is the first one.

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Your message seems to have a tone of dreary marching on & sucking it up, as we go along thru your inevitable observations (creatively stated) about how transitory things are. It says to me: don't bother getting too excited about this next new thing becuz it will be gone soon too. Growing up on a farm, we saw life & death play out, since we raised & killed animals for our meat. This may have caused me to accept this life-death cycle more easily. I think it's cause for even more celebration, becuz we must savor the fleeting moments of beauty & joy (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

This thought has been disturbing me for quite some time and I felt like finally letting it out.
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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I like that you show the disturbing quality of this realization. Not everything can be presented wit.. read more
Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Yes. You are right.
And you once again.
Nothing lasts forever, that's what I feel reading these lines. Every living thing eventually dies. The natural world included. A lesson here in appreciating what we have before it's too late. Nicely conveyed Kay. That's how your lines spoke to me.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, Chris
For understanding what I mean.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Pleased I was on the right track Kay. Nice work.
Indeed you capture the cycles of nature and we are part of it like it or not. And the only certainty is we are going into the dark at some point never to return. Interesting piece as the three main stanzas depict different elements of nature.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much, John.
We all keep struggling towards our graveyard everyday. How I wish most .. read more
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said you cannot step into the same river twice, meaning everything in the physical world is constantly changing. This work echoes that thought. Change, impermanence, beginning and end. It is the case with all material things. That's why everyone needs to have a spiritual life of some kind.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much John for this wonderful review. I really appreciate.

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Added on July 5, 2019
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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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