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Maruge - Freedom Fighter

Maruge - Freedom Fighter

Maruge was a man of great courage and determination Fighting in his life for two kinds of liberation Against the British he took a stand, and Fought for the freedom of his land Then many years later, in his old age, He commenced the battle of the page.
A call came over the radio, "Education for All" Eighty-Four year old Maruge reported for school The teachers and officials were greatly perplexed Why the old man did not go home and relax. "Go home Bwana, your chance you've missed" But the hunger for knowledge made Maruge persist
By sheer determination Maruge won his place in the First Grade to start the education race. Alongside combatants a twelfth of his age The war against illiteracy they began to wage The struggle for letters is not easily overcome Mastered by repetition like the beating of the drum
The war was long over, The British had gone For Maruge, true freedom was not yet won. He was not there yet but it was within sight All …

Nevertheless - II

I lived in fear that I would not be good enough.
I dearly loved Jesus but did He really love me?
I was strongly convinced that I didn't measure up;
That I did not make the grade.

Nevertheless, I had no reason to fear because
Jesus DID love me and loves me more than I can say...

School was a torment, I was teased and called 'weird'
I couldn't play rugby - the sport of men
For cricket you need co-ords - I didn't have them.
I was small. I was weak. I didn't 'pull the girls'
I simply was not like other boys.

Nevertheless, in Jesus, my 'wierdness' was what made me unique
Far from being the OUTCAST who didn't conform
God made me this way, before I was born.

Scared to death that someone would find out
My terrible secret, my great shame;
Paralysed by fear that I'd be exposed,
Carrying on a respectable fa├žade
All the while feeling like a complete charade.

Nevertheless, God "from whom no secrets are hid and all desires known" -
Still loves me …