In my country, I see children, lost and afraid,
Uncertain of a future yet to be made
Boys in place of men, prisons in place of schools,
Voices of strength drowned out by fools

In my country, I hope the philosophy “equal, but not the same”
Can bring respect and unity where previously stood shame
Your strengths are my weaknesses, and mine are yours
But that doesn’t mean either of us is worth less or more

In my country, I strive for love to cleanse us in waves
For the anger and hatred to be washed away;
Restore integrity to our fathers, and strength to our mothers
To bring unity, and appreciation, because we need one another