As we approach Easter, Ben Jack looks at what the resurrection...
We Will Rise Up
A poem ...
‘No good, no use, no hope’
That’s what we hear on the news and the radio.
‘The youth are taking over! They’re out of control!’
But it’s your words that shape us, don’t you know?
You’ve created this mould, so why not try to fit it?
Why be Prime Minister, when ‘hoodlum’ is our limit?
But we are the future
That’s what the world doesn’t seem to see,
I could be the next Rosa Parks or Mahatma Gandhi.
So dismantle this mass media hype
And let go of the stereotype.
Don’t make us weak with condemnation
But build us with inspiration
And we will rise up...
Like the smoke from a fiery flame, We will rise up.
Like the sun declaring a new day, We will rise up.
To be the never forgotten generation, To change a nation.
We will rise up to lead
To be what this country needs
To not just be seen, but heard
To gain a reputation we deserve.
Our zeal and youthful vitality
Will inspire the hearts of posterity
The greatness of our innovation
Overcomes every limitation.
So subtract the negativity
Multiply the positivity
Add a little creativity
And it equals great destiny.
Yes, we are young,
But that does not make us foolish.
And together, only together,
May we finally be able to prove this.