Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Nigeria
God lives not in Bible pages,
He counts not rosaries, nor habits images.
No, He, the Qur’an cannot house;
Clanging bells and murdered cocks only arouse
The keeper of the shrine –
The pastor, imam and prophet to shine –
Who sell ‘god’ for the coin in your pocket,
Caging souls in verbal lockets,
Blinding you to the God in you;
That voice, whispering deep inside
Quietly, when you do and refuse to do…
He is God, the true God you already denied!
Photographer: Henry Victor, Canada
Excerpt from #1 Youth Shades, September 2016