Let’s All Do The Popular ‘Jeru’ Song And Dance

Instead of bombing, shelling and trashing our neighbors

Let’s all do the highly popular fun ‘Jeru’ dance

By ‘Jeru’, I mean the Jerusalema beats and vibes

Of South Africa. My friends, imagine that we’re not strangers

To each other, because we are all brothers, sisters and cousins

Let’s stop the deadly explosions in the streets of Ukraine

Let’s stop bombing and slapping the mountains of Afghanistan

Let’s stop the evil and senseless bombings for the sake of humanity

Let’s stop the nasty nuclear cruise missiles and the glide bombs

Let’s feed the children and eradicate poverty and misery

Especially excessive or extreme hunger. Let’s stop the pogroms

Let’s be clean competitors and the champions of everlasting Peace

Let’s stop the daily wars of our lives from the Middle East

To Bagdad, from the shanty and small towns to the streets of Kiev

Oh! Yes, we are indeed the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve

Let’s do the song and dance of Master KG and Sister Nomceko Zikode

Let’s spread harmony, dignity and love in the deep Valley

Let’s feel good about ourselves to make the late Miriam Makeba

Very proud. Wake up! Get up! And stand up to talk to each other

Stop the kidnappings everywhere, stop distributing weapons

To evil and wrong hands. We don’t need the bombs and the harpoons

Quit, stop, and stop creating more enemies and more unfriendly situations

Let’s stop all chaos and mayhems, and let’s invent positive celebrations

Let’s create beautiful rainbows in the blue skies. Let’s have Peace

In the hearts. Let’s chat, play and laugh; and enjoy divine feasts

Let’s enjoy the ‘Jerusalema’ dance. Put the deadly weapons away

Destroy the bombs in the name of God. Let’s talk, laugh and play.


Copyright © March 2022, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved

Hébert Logerie is the author of several books of poetry.




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