An Ode to Madiba Mandela

☆An Ode to Madiba Mandela ☆

5th December 2013

A great Dove has flown
Leaving behind a legacy
Madiba’s words have grown
Shaping humanity’s destiny.

Against Apartheid he spoke
Willing to die for freedom
Showing transcending love.

The inequality chains he broke
Standing as reflective beacon
Goodbye irreplaceable Trove.


Freedom was a long walk
A change for human history
Liberator, Father and Rock
South Africa’s Royal mystery.

27 years in prison
For defending inclusivity
Against a legalised oppressor.

Modern Washington in reason
Revered as moral authority
Mighty voice to the lesser.