South Africa, our lovely land

Jasmine Uys, Alicedale

South Africa, our lovely land,

But so hard to understand,

We have so much to share,

But nobody seems to care.

So much violence and crime,

Everyone say: this land is mine;

We all belong here,

And shouldn’t live in fear.

Women and children are killed every day;

Children don’t even know how to play,

Prisoners in our own homes,

Scared and alone.

Farm killings take their toll,

Bringing fear to us all;

Corruption has no end,

How will our country ever mend?!

So much violence, racism and hate,

Is it really too late?

A change of heart is what we need,

Without it, we will never succeed.