Getting Prepared

Getting Prepared

A Poem by Kay Salisu Titilola
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Now,
here I am 
living a dream,
scripting a drama,
sketching my being,
bending with space,
drowning in time,
working the future,
branding the past,
preparing for that day
when all these will be over,
so that I can become a story
in the grand diary of history
(~)

Kay Salisu Titilola

© 2020 Kay Salisu Titilola


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An interesting 'shape' poem that feels infected with a little optimism as the protagonist sets their sights upon a goal to do something significant. An easy flowing read Kay.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

Thank you for you review here, John.
I hope you do my friend.
"preparing for that day
when all these will be over,
so that I can become a story
in the grand diary of history"
Need people to create history. The old men fail and the young. Must change our world. Hello Kay, I hope you are doing well and thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

4 Months Ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, Friend.
I'm doing well. I hope you are doing well too.
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend. Have some fun and be safe.
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Rye
preparing for that day
when all these will be over,
so that I can become a story
in the grand diary of history

Love this part, this is wonderfully penned

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Rye.
I'm glad you like that part.
Indeed, we all become stories. As Eckhart Tolle says, however, your life story is not your life. What is really you is more than your story.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much for that one, John.
It's really amazing.
i like how this is shaped like an evergreen, tall, strong, withstanding all seasons, as the speaker seems to withstand all the seasons of life...all the weather of life.
and yet, the poem also has a similar shape to a bell...as if at the end of the poem, it is his time, he will be leaving this existence, and a lonely bell will ring out his passing...and serenade him as he moves on.
j.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Sir Jacob.
That's a wonderful insight.
This reminds me of what I was going for when I wrote the poem "Getting My Feet Wet" recently . . . the sensations of being afraid to take the plunge, but then slowly working thru all these internal barriers, & getting ready to leap . . . your poem expresses this very differently, but it's almost identical to how I was thinking about laying this out. I don't mean this as an accusation, I only mean that every poet can write about the very same thing, but we all do it differently. The only thing I don't like very much about this message is the end . . . I think it's a fool's errand to attempt ANYTHING in life just becuz we want to be remembered in the grand diary of history. People with such a single-minded, self-serving goal often end up becoming the laughing stock of history, like our current prez in the USA. I see life as being lived for others. What we are is nothing, totally unimportant. It's all about what can we contribute to making this world a better place? That's why I don't like the self-serving ending of this poem very much. But many people feel exactly as you do & people get famous & rich all the time when they have such a single-minded self-serving goal. So your poem definitely captures the mindset of many people . . . just not me! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kay Salisu Titilola

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much for that powerful review, Margie.
What I'm trying to say here is that we sh.. read more

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Added on March 25, 2020
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Kay Salisu Titilola
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