Res­ur­rect the hero in you!

Jamaica Gleaner - - ARTS & EDUCATION - – Shauna-Kay Dou­glas

As we pause to re­flect on our her­itage, To our Na­tional He­roes we pay our homage,

For their tire­less work, their strength and courage,

So we can cel­e­brate our free­dom from bondage!

We salute Sharpe, Bogle, Gor­don, Manley, Bus­ta­mante, Gar­vey and our fear­less Nanny,

Who fought for our rights and put an end to slav­ery,

I pray we’ll em­u­late such brav­ery!

That brav­ery to res­ur­rect that hero in­side, To stand up for what you be­lieve in with dig­nity and pride!

To fight for what you want, though no one may be by your side, And to let your in­stinct be your guide!

Yes, that hero lies within! It is your duty to res­ur­rect him. That hero that tells you, “You can achieve”,

That hero that gives you a rea­son to be­lieve. That hero that al­ways tells you, “You can”, That hero that pro­pels you to stand up and be a man!

That hero in you need to be res­ur­rect, So you can be proud, hav­ing a pos­i­tive mind­set. Un­earthing the great qual­i­ties you pos­sess, And show­ing the world, you’re a hero in your own unique­ness.

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