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
Our prayers will be answered.
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