Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

A Poem by Kay Salisu Titilola
"

....

"
Blue or black,
Which one are you?
Enemy or Ally,
Where do you belong?
You make me cry,
With your smile on you.
You are breaking my heart,
Yet you are mending it too.

You claim to stay,
But you are so far away.
You're pinching me hard,
Yet, rubbing oil on my face.
Blue or black,
Which one are you?
Enemy or Ally,
Where do you belong?

© 2019 Kay Salisu Titilola


Author's Note

Kay Salisu Titilola
In confusion I wrote this.

What do think?

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

This is such a difficult situation to be in with someone. It sounds to me like this could be a co-dependent relationship, or perhaps someone is dealing with a narcissist? Narcissists tend to be both the abuser and the healer, thus keeping the victim in a state of confusion and unable to leave. Keep writing, it will help clear the confusion and I hope you will be able to see clearer through this. Sending you strength and courage. With best wishes, Laura.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Laura.
I really appreciate your kind review.
I am hoping blue and black don't refer to physical bruises here. Even if that's not the case, the relationship seems conflicted: ''You are breaking my heart,/ Yet you are mending it too." It sounds as though genuine love is here, but the line between that and hatred can be easily blurred.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Year Ago

Thank you, John.
Your perspective on this piece is right.
I appreciate your point of v.. read more
Its a sad plight trying to figure out another s intentions out and it can make one's life feel quite complicated at times trying to put things into the right perspective..well done

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Year Ago

Many thanks to you, Fran.
Thank you for your point of view.
This is a powerful statement about our human need to put things into categories, this or that? Despite how urgently the narrator is commanding for things to be well-defined, there's also a tinge of being resigned to the fact that life cannot be categorized so neatly. It's almost as if this narrator understands on some deeper level, that she will never get the answers she demands. But sometimes we just have to rant childishly for life to be simple! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Year Ago

You really understand me all, Margie.
Thank you for this wonderful and thoughtful review.
read more
Wow! very emotional, it really makes one think as well. kinda sad in my opinion

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Year Ago

Yes you're right, it's kind of sad.
Thank you so much, Kescha.
This has a haunting sadness to it as the protagonist feels torn by this person. They wish their friendship but are not sure they can trust them. This erstwhile freeverse has some rhyning snuck in under the duvet.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Year Ago

Thank you for this wonderful review, John.
I really appreciate your thoughtful contribution.
It has a feeling of confusion, but I think it works. Not only are you asking them to say, it gives the impression you too are trying to decide. Because not everyone gets to be in your inner circle.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Year Ago

And that's true.
Thank you very much for this thoughtful review, Cherrie.
Only time will tell. After a while you will learn who is friend and who is foe.Your heart will tell you so. Someone you may consider being your friend at the beginning of a relationship sadly may have other motives.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Year Ago

That true, Chris.
I'm also thinking it takes time to know who is who. Time tells everything.<.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

You are very welcome Kay :)
i understand this confusion...sometimes when we meet a potential partner, we aren't quite sure if that person is good for us or bad for us.
Friends might say one thing, we might feel another...but we have to figure it out.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Jacob.
I'm really trying to figure it out.

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

105 Views
9 Reviews
Rating
Added on August 4, 2019
Last Updated on August 4, 2019
Tags: Trust, doubt, life, lessons, disappointment, confusion.

Author

Kay Salisu Titilola
Kay Salisu Titilola

Ijebu ode, Ijebu ode, Nigeria



About
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..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..