Algoanna Hamilton



How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore
And a goanna, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot
In the Algodex by providence impoverished
In squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?

Algorand going to ten dollars, this founding father without a father
Got a lot farther by working a lot harder
By being a lot smarter
By focusing on his school
And at fourteen, they placed him in charge of a staking pool

And every day while shitcoins were being carted away
Across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up
Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of
The brother was ready to stake, pool, leverage, or barter

Then a Bear Market came, and devastation reigned
Our man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain
Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain
And he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain

Well, the word got around, they said, this reptile’s insane, man
Took up a collection just to send him to the mainnet,
Get your NFTs, don’t forget from whence you came
And the world is gonna know your name

What’s your name, man?
Algoanna Hamilton
My name is Algoanna Hamilton
And there’s a million trees I need to plant
And just you wait, just you wait

When he was ten his father rug pulled,
Debt-ridden by the struggle
Two years later, 103 and his mother bed-ridden
Half-dead sittin’ in their own sick, the scent thick

And 103 got better but his mother went quick

Moved in with 091, 091 committed suicide
Left him with nothin’ but ruined pride, something new inside
A voice saying, “103, you gotta fend for yourself”
He started retreatin’ and readin’ every White Paper on the shelf

There would have been nothin’ left to do for someone less astute
He woulda been dead or destitute without a coin of restitution
Started workin’, clerkin’ for the Algorand board,
Tradin’ Algo and Opul and all the things he can’t afford

Scammin’ for every book he can get his hands on
Plannin’ for the future see him now as he stands on
The bow of a ship headed for the new land
In the Lizard Lounge you can be a new man

What’s your name man?
Algoanna Hamilton