Dilemma

Dilemma

A Poem by Kay Salisu Titilola
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Dilemma

Life is a home of dilemmas,
and here we live as victims.

It's meant for us to reach the peak,
but all these slopes are slippery steep.
We came to world to live in peace,
but here we are dying to live.

Truth is more a must to speak,
but here is lie that save a stint.
we keep planning for future things,
yet tomorrow remains a mystery.

we have to live the best we can,
but there are worse lying around.
They said that smile is good for heart.
but here are pain tormenting lives.

Poor people proudly lie to sleep,
wealthy men unrest in their riches.
Here is danger and there is risk,
like roses grown in thorn field.

Life is a home of dilemmas,
where we live only to die.

© 2020 Kay Salisu Titilola


Author's Note

Kay Salisu Titilola
Just thinking about life.

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I think many of us have thought these very similar thoughts - what is it all for? Why can't we appreciate what we have? Where do we find that thing called happiness? Why is it so hard? Can't tell you how many times i have contemplated all that and more.... perhaps the after life will reveal the big secret...perhaps!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

Thank you for that thoughtful and powerful review, Carolynn.
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Nev

This is certainly one of your finest poems to date my friend.. at least in my opinion .. and furthermore, it sits perfectly on the page with a two line stanza at the top and the bottom sandwiched between four four liners...

Neville

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much for that wonderful words, Neville.
I'm glad you like it.
Nev

3 Months Ago


I really did my friend
I'm sorry, I can't read this. It looks like pure black smudges! Don't forget some of us have OLD EYES! *wink! wink!* If you change this, feel free to RR me again! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

Thanks for that, Margie.
I'll try and make it readable to the OLD EYES.
barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thank you, sweetie! *smile* Your poem is powerfully written, with good details about all the differe.. read more
Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

Thank you for that powerful review too.
You hit the nail exactly on the head.
Those ar.. read more
This work deals with the ancient question as to why there is pain in life. Indeed, if we are meant to reach the peak, why are there so many slippery slopes? It does seem we live only to die. Still, I don't find despair in the poem, only puzzlement. That is probably the case with everyone.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

That's where I'm heading to, John.
Life is full of too much of mystery that only the one who .. read more
Yes I’ll never understand y we are here living to die but it is a journey and we need to see what needs to be taught...well written...🌹

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Kelly.
There's a lot for us to know.

I really appreciate yo.. read more
Poor people proudly lie to sleep,
wealthy men unrest in their riches.

Excellent irony here... the sound sleep of the honest person, versus the insomnia of the damned.
Funny which one we usually choose to call misery...

Blessings to you, Kay! 🙏🏽

V

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

Yeah, thank you very much for that wonderful and thoughtful response, Verse.

Blessing.. read more
we can plan all we want to, but life will throw disasters at us over and over...our home will often need to be remodeled but if we are strong enough and creative enough...we can reconstruct the broken parts and add additions that again make us comfortable in our own skin.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Sir Jacob.
I really appreciate your thoughtful review.
We certainly do have to live best as we can and try to smile at the challenges life throws our way - an inspiring write Kay.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Fay.
I really appreciate this wonderful review.

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Added on February 23, 2020
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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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