We must begin
Tears, agile tears,
Rising and falling from
The very surface of deprivation
And hostility, falling like a crazy rain,
Floating on oil and deceit.
I do know what they say,
We’ve had enough, they say.
We lack the essence of laughter
In the midst of humiliation.
We were unsatisfied, yet were
Offered more hunger to plunder.
Going forward on a downward escalator
Is like a rocking chair, gifting us something
To do yet going nowhere.
Everyday more sadness comes visiting,
Like dew on grass on every summer’s night.
We’ve lost the sense of being gullible.
We’ve lost the art of contentedness,
The scorching sun beneath
Who we walk and work has drained all
Abilities and knowledge of patience.
Today is the day! We must begin
The end of an era.
We must retrieve the keys of our nation.
We must! We the children.
For our fathers have gone against
The Lord’s will; Offering us stones
And snakes when we innocently
Desire bread, health and education.
We must retrieve and install,
The greatness of the founders!
The ones whose hearts were pure
And sweet as the strawberries they look like.
We must wash off the distinct colours
Of our clothes which was dyed by they
And mask our faces with the unitary
Number of ONE and hold in our minds
The phrase “Evil prevails when
Good people do nothing”
And thus we will survive and our seeds
Will prosper and blossom.