We laid bricks last year…
To build strong walls for our kingdom
and with zeal we built and built
but months after months we relaxed, we slowed down, we looked at what others were doing…
They were building castles in their kingdoms
We abandoned the wall and dug foundations for castles
Months after months of laboured building
We sweated, we tired, and we abandoned
Today, the walls are unfinished, and the castles still have no roof.
We cleared our own lands
We prepared seeds for planting
With zeal we made ridges and planted
But days after days we relaxed, we slowed down, we looked at what others were doing…
They were buying and selling cattle
We abandoned our crops, we prepared ranches for cattle
Months after months of rearing cattle
We sweated, we tired, they were stunted, and we abandoned…
Today, our farmlands are full of weed and our cattle are dying of neglect
Only a few made it to adulthood
Many dreams we started… we abandoned
Our kingdom festival; would have been the first of its kind on earth
Our kingdom music; would have travelled around the world
Victory in the war we abandoned would have freed us from our oppressors for life.
Now we live with no income, no protection, in oblivion and under oppression because we looked at what others were doing…
In the name of my kingdom I pledge that today …If the heavens give us another chance, we will finish all we have started, we will press on till the end… never minding what others are doing.
11 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.