Show the world that you're so strong,
Make me proud of being an African,
No tap, just the journey, too long,
Survive, save, succeed yes we can.
You are the beauty of Mother Africa,
Our joy is through your strength,
Our extended family is in America,
Increase all their great lives' length.
Strongly stomp the yard with pride,
25 litres on your head is an exercise,
Your talents will be known worldwide,
One day you'll have your own enterprise.
Study hard even when it's hard to study,
Slippery stones, so is that corporate ladder,
You'll always conquer if hardship is your buddy,
After all is said and done, you're a born leader.
Painting by: Wendy Drake