Devil In Chains

Devil In Chains

A Poem by Kay Salisu Titilola
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My keeping quiet doesn't
mean I can't speak.
My gentleness doesn't
point out my weaknesses.
I may be calm and cool,
I may prentend I'm fool,
You may spit on my face,
and decry me with disgrace,
But try looking into my eyes,
there lies a devil bound in chains.
Not that I can't fight you back,
Not that I can't release the beast,
But here I stand in endurance,
All for the sake of peace.

© 2019 Kay Salisu Titilola


Author's Note

Kay Salisu Titilola
My anthem whenever I'm angry.
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To be able to stay calm on the outside when on the inside you want to rant and rave, well, that is something many people are unable to do. I think it is a smart way to act.....because attacking when you are enraged is often regretted later on. No, you can not judge a book by its cover. No one knows what is going on inside another. Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

What a wonderful thought!
Thank you so much for this, Lydia.



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Count to ten and wa)k away..when all you really want to do is strangle them.there and then...very well expressed and penned ..

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much, Marie.
I really appreciate this wonderful review.
Good flow through out, i might consider retooling
... Not that I can't release the beast, But here I stand in endurance, ...
Don't change the image just the flow.
I really like what you've created here.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Cherrie.
I really appreciate this wonderful review.

You have a fine anthem here Kay, be proud of it... .. Neville

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

my pleasure my friend, and so you should be.. very proud indeed :)
Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

* smiles *
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

..... Me too :)
Strength in my mind never comes from allowing rage to enter the room strength come from being and doing even when they are not the popular things to be and do but to be who you are because of your choosing not whats popular or the unspoken rules:) so i would say its a fine anthem indeed

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

You are right!
Thank you so much for this, Robert.
It's hard keeping a cool head in the face of adversity. I'm known as the mediator of my family - I find ways to keep the peace and keep communications flowing. But there's so much rage in our country today. People killing each other over complicated lives or disgruntled employees taking the life of the innocent. For the welfare of man - can't we just learn to keep the peace?

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

That's one of the questions that compelled me to write this piece.
I just wish people would u.. read more
At this point in my life (63) I was thinking I just don't like confrontation. But in many ways, your poem expresses my journey getting to a place where I will not engage in a confrontation anymore. In the meantime, I had to bite back my venomous words, since I'd seen too many times how fighting fire with fire just burns everything to the ground. I love how you convey the intensity of holding back a firestorm, but not making it sound like a big sacrifice . . . just something you decided to do . . . and I LOVE the last line. My painful old body just cannot take strife anymore. Staying relaxed & peaceful is better than medicating with pain pills that break down your liver over time. After ten years of learning to do constant pain without pain pills, I'm a warrior now, when it comes to protecting my peaceful mindset (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

I really appreciate this wonderful review, Margie.
It's been of help and encouragement.
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A tightly done, well written piece of work detailing out the bounds of inner-self...
Hardships are evident, but a tougher shell is more evident...
*misspelled pretend*
"I may prentend I'm fool, "
If you do not care, do not worry, cause i do not either...
Hella raw, mate...
I felt this one, tasted it in my teeth...
Found some bloody trails...
but a fighting spirit


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much.
I've seen the typo and I'll correct that.
And thank you for your wo.. read more
To be able to stay calm on the outside when on the inside you want to rant and rave, well, that is something many people are unable to do. I think it is a smart way to act.....because attacking when you are enraged is often regretted later on. No, you can not judge a book by its cover. No one knows what is going on inside another. Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

What a wonderful thought!
Thank you so much for this, Lydia.
Like the sentiment and the verse as you set the bar for a sage and sensible way to deal with such provocation. Wish I were so calm lol!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Everybody has a devil in them, only those that can handle it can be calm in this kind of situation.<.. read more
It takes much restraint to hold back when you are angry enough to let rip. Certainly retaliating can add fuel to the fire and make a heated situation even worse. I like the metaphor you have used her Kay. Nicely cinveyed

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Yes you are right, Chris.
Nobody is naturally calm, we just have to avoid aggravating matter.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You are welcome.

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Kay Salisu Titilola
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Ijebu ode, Ijebu ode, Nigeria



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