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The Plight of Third World Countries

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Underdeveloped

Overtaxed

Underappreciated

Over-axed

 

Inching forward

Jumping backward

 

Given a hand here

Stabbed in the back there

 

Debts increase

Earnings decrease

 

Raw talents are plenty for sure

But poverty keeps guard at the door

 

Every indigenous resource all but taken

With no end in sight for this hemorrhaging

 

Lord, we seek Your intervention

Cause our governments to protect our pension

Give them a heart to understand

That this is Your Land

And when You return

You will judge those who didn’t learn

To protect and preserve Your territory

Instead of making deals with the enemy!

 

To Jamaicans the world over, let’s not forget our National Anthem

 

Eternal Father bless our land,
Guard us with Thy Mighty Hand,
Keep us free from evil powers,
Be our light through countless hours.
To our Leaders, Great Defender,
Grant true wisdom from above.
Justice, Truth be ours forever,
Jamaica, Land we love.
 

Teach us true respect for all,
Stir response to duty’s call,

Strengthen us the weak to cherish,
Give us vision lest we perish.
Knowledge send us Heavenly Father,
Grant true wisdom from above.
Justice, Truth be ours forever,
Jamaica, land we love.
 

Janet Bennett