Yes you can
Yes you can change the world
Yes you can move mountains and rock the world
And dive the seas and see beyond, and make it worth your while
But try you must, mustn’t you?
No you can’t
No you can’t change who you are
No you can’t cease to be a pauper and become a king
And bring the change you wish to see, it won’t be worth your while
Can’t you seeyou can’t?
But others have
Others who had dreams like me
Had no gold or silver but dreams so golden and real
With visions, motivations and aspirations all beyond lack of provision
So I too can, can’t I?
Others tried and failed
They traded their lives with freedom
Democracy they never lived to see or enjoy its fruits
You have a future and dreams; you can’t sell your youth to the people
Can’t you see it’s hard?
Others tried and made it
Great leaders were once ambitious youth
The great Jomo Kenyatta, Oginga Odinga, Harry Thuku, Nelson Mandela
The great Barrack Obama; name them, didn’t they all begin as youth with zeal and zest?
I too should, shouldn’t I?
Yes I can, yes I will
Whether stones bleed to death or oceans dry from anger
Whether banks drain from corruption and the rich click and murmur
Money and a name I may not hold, but my dreams and youthful skills shall I sell
Till you believe I surely can.