Treasure Island

Tracy Scheepers

(14 December 1977 / South Africa)

A Nation United


As I gaze at the streets of my home town
I see a sad glimpse of what used to be,
But also a joyful glimpse of what can be
Diversity optimistically intertwined

This stormy sea was calmed a long time ago.
But this ship has not made it to shore,
There is an anchor holding it down.
What prevents us from wanting more?

The strengths and abilities exist
Fear the unfortunate obstacle
United as one!
This we should not resist.
A colourful nation!
What a beautiful miracle.

Proud to be a part of this heritage
Sad that we keep struggling on.
Praying for this nation to be united
Knowing....
Our prayers will be answered.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Edited: Monday, July 11, 2011

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  • Patrick A. Martin (11/9/2009 4:48:00 AM)

    A strong tree does not grow in one season but if it is encouraged to grow straight it shall in the end bear sweet fruit. God Bless you and your colorful land may it grow and thrive. (Report) Reply

  • Bob Blackwell (11/2/2009 7:11:00 AM)

    My thoughts too Tracy, long way to go, change comes slowly to our world but change does come, our lives are full of change. There is no going back. A great write, a read to practice what it is right. Thank you. Bob (Report) Reply

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