Titilola Giwa wrote the poem The Closet. In this poem, this poetess shares her vision on society. A splendidly written poem, that fits right into the Christmas Spirit. To be more critical when it comes to how we treat others.
Titilola lives in Lagos (Nigeria), where she studies Psychology at the University of Lagos. She likes to read books and write reviews about them. She also loves poetry and writes her own poems.
“It’s a form of expression for me. Words have power and if they are used in the right way, they can bring a positive change.”
Titilola writes when she sees something she finds to be wrong. It is all about healing and sharing the positivism in her heart.
She publishes her work on Instagram.
About The Closet
In her poem, The Closet, Titilola takes the time to confront all of us. We are all part of society and there is a need to show us, what the pressure of acting normal and good is. According to this poetess, many of us hide between a facade and this doesn’t make things easy. The pressure to act in a certain way, causes people to suffer and stop smiling.
We preach to other people
We comfort them with our words
Liars are all we are
For we shed the same tears they shed
We cry for the same reasons they cry
We deceive them with our smiles
We call ourselves survivors
For we have perfected the art of crying in
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