A South African public holiday
This month is marked as the month of Youth
This day is marked as Youth Day
It all happened because of young students marching.
Matric was required to be written in Afrikaans
That’s where the fire started
Young students protested
Some did it for democracy
This all backfired
We lost many lives
Hector Pieterson was brutally killed
He died in the arms of a student
With his sister alongside.
This day is marked as an important day
It is a remembrance of what students did back then
Their cries were heard
Their flooding eyes turned into a pool of blood
But they didn’t go down the drain.
Our public holiday.