Caged Humanity

Caged Humanity

A Poem by Kay Salisu Titilola


Caged Humanity

Men caged in the mystery of life,
running helter-skelter that they might survive.
Single day with sumless strife,
trying all they could to get out of the trap.

The loop holes are hidden from the eyes.
The escape route lies somewhere blank.
Men keep running over and over
often returning to where they started.

Nevertheless, among the rest,
few people are getting out of the net.
People who keeps looking for the best
and could see the light through the darkness.

© 2019 Kay Salisu Titilola

Author's Note

Kay Salisu Titilola
I've been out of here for too long. I'm sorry for not giving a notice.

Here I am with this one.
What do you think?

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Very intriguing write here, I enjoyed this. got me thinking

Posted 1 Week Ago

The poet here comes across similarly to Plato in his famous allegory "The Cave." The greater part of humanity is bound by its own blindness. A few, however, are, as the poet puts it, "getting out of the net." They are not content to remain limited, but are looking for the best. These are the ones who will eventually "see the light through the darkness."

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Very nice penmanship about freedom. I enjoyed it. c: It was lovely. c:

Posted 2 Months Ago

Kay, I see humanity today as an absolute mess. We're caught in the nets of a sad conformity, a laziness and self-consumption many can't seem to escape. We walk through this world head down, eyes drilling into our mobile devices, oblivious to everything off the screen. We're caged in our own minds, it seems, and only the most humble, self-reflective dare escape. A stream of thoughts that flow from reading this well-written poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago

I am reminded of people everywhere in third world countries in particular who feel trapped. Trapped for many reasons. By circumstance, by poverty and because they are unable to express themselves in the way they would wish. That is indeed like living in a cage. I am fortunate to live within a free society, and I sincerely hope it stays that way. My mind wandered to many places reading you Kay.


Posted 2 Months Ago

hello Kay I'm not sure if you meant this to be gender specific the writing doesn't seem to lend itself to it tho so I'm probably misreading your intent in this... I am left with a feeling that my world is a bit different than yours in this arena what you would paint as strife (I too) often times is a "given" in my society as compared to yours I have befriended some african nationals over the years and know that life can be much harder there as compared to here and I know the doctrines of emotional expression are much more restrained in its environment. Making me want to mention how you are a rare exception in a much harder world but as these things you write of are universal just different in there extremes

Posted 3 Months Ago

I'm not sure if your msg is meant to be a statement about MEN (males in particular) becuz you use the word "men" twice & then you switch to "among the rest, few people" which makes me think you might be comparing MEN (males) to all the rest (presumably women?) Anyhow, this is not clear to me, in the way you use these words that imply gender or include any gender. In general, I prefer to use words like "humans" or "people" or "beings" to get away from any gender association that's not intended.

As for the overall msg, I like it -- it's strong, thought-provoking, & true. Your poem causes me to ponder how humans believe ourselves to be masters of all things, yet we are the most confused & muddled of all the planet's creatures! Your poem seems to be saying that we are all in this together, we all share our confused sense of purpose, we all bear out the mistakes & misunderstandings. This is the opposite of playing the blame game. (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago

Wow, what images floods my mind on reading this poem, truth about humanity in general Kay. Very astute observation stated as well. How we as humans do actually go around in a circle and bite our own butts. Due to social situations not due to our own doing but by big governments and politics and so forthwith.

Posted 3 Months Ago

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very well written and a powerful read, intrigued by this.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much Rye.
I really appreciate your kind response.
You express that experience of being trapped by circumstance and being helpless. Many people all over the world feel this way. Those in poverty, especially those in India and Africa who lack even drinking water or those in war zones such as the Kurds in Syria or the people of Yemen. In the end you finish on a hopeful note and human's need that threat to hold on to if they are to endure hardship!

Posted 3 Months Ago

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Added on October 8, 2019
Last Updated on October 8, 2019
Tags: Life, challenge, step, experience.


Kay Salisu Titilola
Kay Salisu Titilola

Ijebu ode, Ijebu ode, Nigeria

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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