I love Langston Hughes’ Still here. It epitomises the die hard, not going anywhere attitude that I see all around me. Its this sort of in your face refusal to give up that makes our lives so rich…love it!
I’ve been scared and battered.
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me,
Sun has baked me,
Looks like between ’em they done
Tried to make me
Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’–
But I don’t care!
I’m still here!