It was a choice, my choice.
”To believe in a place thought to be desolate
because even dry bones can rise anew
Chances are given to dreary places
because even if the bad spots remain very visible
we still give life a chance
we still give desolate places a chance.
LAUTECH was a choice
to believe in a place tongues waved off
Now, my choice is being dragged in the mud
like used toilet paper.
What else can you lay on me?
You stretched a school year into two
did you think the students would not notice?
or did you feel they would not care?
You have made me stay home for months that seemed like years
staring at each day for good news from you.
A paused education is no better than no education.
Do I sound angry?
or is it frustration you feel off my words?
what i feel is bit of the three
all mashed up in my tender heart
Yet, what is life without hope?
why would I come this far and not have
within me a fickle of hope?
It propels me forward
my voice matters more
now more than ever.
To be the woman i want to be
i have to believe that hope
really will come to this place.”
Temitope believes in this.
What do you believe in?
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PHOTOGRAPHER: TOBILOBA OLUWAROTIMI