Forget us not,

fellow traveller in our just cause,

 

‘aluta continua’ was our refrain!

As we trudged in soggy marshes,

malarial fevers lashing us in the summer rain!

 

‘amandla’ we shouted!

As we hurled stones at that heartless foe,

facing their metallic beasts with our arrows and our bow!

 

 

Forget us not,

fellow traveller in our just cause,

 

‘aluta continua’ is our refrain still!

‘amandla’ we shout today too!

As the fight continues,

for the many who yearn for a world less cruel,

and more true.

 

 

Forget us not

fellow traveller in our just cause,

 

though we have passed and in the earth we lie,

remember us who fell,

and a tear or two for us in solemn moments do cry!

 

 

Forget us not,

fellow traveller as you pick up our stones,

 

 

forget us not,

as you exhume our tattered rags and bones,

 

 

Forget us not,

and do not our cherished ideals betray,

 

 

Forget us not,

for we too,

still,

believe in that promise of a new day!