Prose of a Charge for a People

malawi_flag_and_anthemThe nation of Malawi is 50+ years old. If you are a Malawian, what does the mentioning of the name Malawi do to your psyche? When you see the flag of Malawi, do you feel proud and connected to it? When you think about Malawi wherever you are, do you feel there is anything that lauds the history, traditions, the identity and struggles the people of Malawi nation in such a way that you feel Charged to patriotically do your part no matter what the challenges are? Do you pray to God a prayer that says nothing about what a people of a nation should do but just wait for God to fight the battles while they watch? Or do you feel like yours and future generations should live by a Charged that says the following?

God bless our Malawi,
Be on our side as we keep it a land of peace and progress.
Be our shield as we endeavor to put down each and every enemy of our land and element of retrogression;
Greed, corruption, regionalism, tribalism, hunger, disease, envy.
Render your Grace as we join the hearts of our peoples as one,
That we be free from fear and despair.
Bless and guide the leaders that we choose and all of us,
And the beautiful Mother Malawi.

Our own Malawi, this land you so blessed, fair, fertile and brave and free.
With beautiful lakes, refreshing sceneries and mountain air,
How greatly blessed are we.
Hills and valleys, minerals, soil so rich and rare, energy source,
Give us a bounty free.
Wood and forest, plains so broad and fair,
All-beauteous Malawi.

Freedom ever, let us all unite to build up Malawi,
To restore and protect our natural resources,
To preserve our heritage and history,
To leave our land better for future generations.
With our love, our zeal and loyalty,
Giving our best to her.
In time of conflict, or in time of peace,
One purpose and one goal.
Each contributing and serving selflessly
In building Malawi and keeping it The Warm Heart of Africa.

Long Live Malawi!

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About Hastings Fukula Nyekanyeka Betha

Born in Malawian and advocate of community mobilization, citizens' active participation in sustainable community development, and youth empowerment. Primarily focusing on "Organizing Against Poverty" by encouraging a new generation of players to participate in and influence the development of our communities
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