I’m not going to tell you about politics, corruption, greed or our daily struggles today, instead I offer you my version of Jingle Bells.

Dashing through the dust

In an ox cart full of hay

Through farms where all is bust

Laughing all the way.

Sparkling diamonds were found

And the rich made still more money

While we all scratched around

In the land of milk and honey.

Clanging bells, clanging bells

Clanging all the way

Oh how hard it’s been to ride

In Zimbabwe’s darkest day.

Fifteen years ago

Our government took the farms

People reaped what they didn’t sow

But no one took up arms.

The dollar crashed and shops were bare

Homes torn down and jobs were lost

Nothing was legal, right or fair

And so many paid the cost.

Clanging bells, clanging bells

Clanging all the way

Oh how hard it’s been to ride

In Zimbabwe’s darkest day.

We’re on the last leg now

Or that is what we hope

For sure they’ll be a row

But let’s not weep and mope!

Our people are the best

Making a plan is what we know

The goodwill wave will crest

Back to milk and honey we’ll surely go.

Clanging bells, clanging bells

Clanging all the way

For our beloved Zimbabwe

We say hip, hip hooray.

Article originally appeared on Moneyweb.