Raffia Reed

Raffia Reed

Raffia Reed


Sometimes we work from a self-defence mechanism perspective

We need to ask ourselves why we are defending against the unexpected

Is it the truth that we are scared to seek

or is it the lies we have dared to speak

that keep us wrapped up and bound like raffia reed

only to find that this too unfurl’s like twisted deeds

To till the certainty of truth we expound our life’s roots

We tell ourselves the help was covered in soot

so we can keep our lives from prying eyes

When all we need to is let go so we can fly

To nest our desires cradled in the bosom of clouds

So we have the simple life of living unbound

Living in the life of now and future realities

we must sync our trials with triumphs subtleties

so our sunsets can rival sunrise and we avert demise

© Seyi Sage Awolesi 230420121830


About CerebralCausality

I am an Architect, Photographer, Poet, Writer. I'd say a bit of a renaissance man. I love and imbibe creativity of all forms as it is the essence of life itself. Take a walk down the myriad process that invigorates my mind, be still for a spell and let my words dwell in your subconscious allowing you to intellectually copulate with me.


  1. ‘Sometimes we work from self-defence’.. so true. ‘Defending against the unexpected’.. true again. Makes the reader think, this poem.


  2. I love this piece..it suits what i feel write now..


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