Well, it’s Hope that keeps us.
It’s Hope that sustains us.
It’s because of hope that we are still here.
And those who choose to leave,
Perhaps have exhausted theirs
As the mistakes topple on each other
One bad decision after another
Several unmet deadlines
Many impossible tasks
The heartbreaks and heartache
Backstabs and rejections
But it’s Hope that keeps us
It’s Hope that makes us want to hold on to life
In hope that the present is not all there is
That by some chance, tomorrow can turn out differently
That we can experience another reality
That one day we’ll experience genuine joy
That we will feel some happiness in us
And won’t need to be strong
And will just be us
It’s this Hope that makes us humble
Humble enough to talk about it
Humble enough to seek help
Humble enough to succumb to help
In hope that we may really be helped
That the myriad problems will be solved
That these confusions will not last forever
That we’ll come out of these troubles
It’s this Hope that makes us want to try again
Try it another way
Try it in another way
And even try it with another person
It’s this Hope that keeps us alive
It’s this Hope that makes us want to live another day
It’s this Hope that gives us life
Perhaps, it’s this Hope that separates us from the suicidal
It’s this hope I still have
Perhaps, an important strategy is keeping this hope alive.
I am The ImisiOluwa; and I love you Plenty.
It’s Hope that keeps us alive. ✌🏼
Thank you, Hope.
Thank you 😭