Beyond The Ballot Box
Heed the turn of tide, pursuing our people’s pride
Frustration of a nation, now seeking salvation
No compromise! we paid a painful price
Communities collide; factions of faith, tattered by tribe
Archaic affiliations, pawns of politicians
Inequities ignite; restore our rights!
Enough heard! your sugarcoated words
We have watched you turn, when through us you won
Perhaps we will unite for the final fight
In arms with one vision, fulfill our mission
Together for tomorrow; hopes of our heroes
The land is returned, where once it burned
Will it all end, soon as we mend?
In the euphoria forget, swift to separate?
Was it just for that one day, our efforts soon cast away?
History has shown, futility of fleeting jubilation
The vultures only hover to see, swoop upon the carcass of unity
Oneness is not a moment
Oneness is an attitude, an upbringing, a habit
A life-long lesson, a legacy
Practiced well before
To be perfected well beyond
The ballot box
As we select
Consider where we are headed
Not from where we have come