Do you know what it is all about?
Do you know where it all began?
Do you know how it all went down?
Do you know who & why they took a stand?
Some will merely see it as public holiday
A day to stay home and not go to work
Some see no significance, just another day
No historical meaning, destined to fade into the history books
In my eyes I see bodies scattered on the floor
In my mind I recall stories being told of Sharpville Massacres
The date? 21 March 1960 for those not in the know
69 brave people lay there and those responsible did not care
Segregation by pass-laws causing increasing frustration
Segregation by Apartheid causing racial & cultural divides
Treated like modern day slaves under a racist government institution
Forced to identify yourself wherever you went trying to live your life
Brave men and women stood up for these rights we enjoy now
Like stories we’ve heard about knights of old or modern day superheroes
Brave men and women thought of you when they stood their ground
Yet your vision is unclear today like staring through broken windows
I say to you, do not let that day be forgotten
Do not allow ignorance and privilege to condemn the past
Yes it is history but it is yours, inherited and not borrowed
Forget not where we come from as a country and remember the past.