My thanks to Madiba for giving me democracy
and his able successor, Thabo ~ baai baai danke
For guiding us through those difficult years
took patience and courage to allay people’s fears.
My thanks too to Jacob for steering our ship
no easy task, There could have been many a slip.
A bountiful country with employment for all
Roofs over our heads, public services on call
My thanks as well to the governing party
who else could produce this but the A N C
Our little corner, where none go hungry,
nothing to fear, side by side so happily
And finally my thanks to the doctors and staff
for looking after me, can’t be easy by half.
And the kind lady, in the white suit with the frills
who morning, day and night never forgets my pills.