Hope still

Be like them, they say or be down
Straw grabbing, hypocrisy, expectations abound
Stumble, left behind on the bandwagon ride
These times, there’s no place to hide
No place to hide only the slide
Landing in the basket of the few
Rejected battered and caked in mildew
Hope in struggles that bring people together
Hope for the like-minds in rejection of the norm
Hope in the lonely gauntlet of adders
For whatever it is, we hope
For whatever we are and form
Struggles, sweetness, joy, loss even as we grope
We live we learn

(c)Bolaji Alonge 2016


Bolaji Alonge is an artist, photographer and actor from Lagos, Nigeria with more than a decade of experience in documenting history, looking for beauty where it is least expected.

Revised 2020

Photo by: Eyes of a Lagos Boy, Thuringen Germany

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