As the world we used to know
Has now become what we don’t
Hope still lingers.

As global warming befalls us
Amidst threats of nuclear wars
Hope still lingers.

Even as our national peace and unity
Is threatened by ethnic and tribal wars
Hope still lingers.

Though moral ethics molders on the daily
And duplicity and lewdness have become life’s nomalcies
Hope still lingers.

As political wars and factional brawls
Take our lives more than normal death would
Hope still lingers.

Even as the birth of our promised tomorrow
Is expected from the sixty-seven years marriage of our impotent fathers
Hope still lingers.

As the lives of cows feeding on grass on our farms
Have become more precious than we tilling the soil
Hope still lingers.

Even as societal and human values
Takes the fall for greed and personal gains
Hope still lingers .

Even as the people’s choice for better
Has become our curse for worse
Hope still lingers.

Even as rodents and serpents have taken up our offices
And Charles Dickens is forced to hire Sherlock Holmes
Hope still lingers.

Even as we’ve lost our voices
To the cries of a plea for better ears
Hope still lingers.

And though they exploit us of our oil
With no infrastructural development on our soil
Hope still lingers.

Even as the love they preach in our cathedrals
Is now only given to gains
Hope still lingers.

Even as compassion vacates human hearts
And hate and cruelty become the masterpiece of our arts
Hope still lingers.

And as we yet hope for better tomorrows
Amidst our wants and sorrows
Hope still lingers.

Even as we wait on the Lord our God
With faith and hope in accord
Hope still lingers.

Though our faith dwindles, HOPE STILL LINGERS ON


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About Author:

Wilfred Yeminifie Deigh hails from Okpoama in Brass LGA of Bayelsa. He hold a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Niger Delta University and loves writing about love, society, life and host of other things.

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