Tuesday, January 7, 2014

An ode to Majority Rule Day in The Bahamas - January 10

Majority Rule in The Bahamas

By Dennis Dames

We are now one people under the law
…with the collective power to choose
It has been a long and hard-fought battle
…to where we are today

The struggle of our forebears
…against injustice and indifference
Produced a people of variety
…to rule our blessed land

We are free to determine our destiny
…the roads of which we choose to travel
Peace, love and prosperity
…or war, hate and poverty

The choice is in the hands of the Bahamian people
…for better or worse
The obstacles of oppression and inequality
…has been optimistically eliminated
Thanks to the unselfish freedom fighters
…our fate is with us

Majority rule has succeeded
…where do we go from here?
The meaning of the victory in reflection
…something that we must all contemplate

Let’s not waste the revolutionary opportunity
…to thrive in harmony
Bahamians together for a prosperous nation
…the unborn generations will celebrate our feat
The torch of freedom and opportunities for all
…burns deep in our hearts

Every citizen deserves liberty
…we all have a duty to ensure the same
Let’s rule with the vision
…and take care of each other
Let the majority remain the keepers of justice
…and minority, civil and satisfied

God bless The Bahamas
…where majority rule reigns with love and compassion

© 2014 Dennis Arthur Dames