Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Madiba Mandela Nelson
true emblem of reason,
an icon of all seasons,
which refused to die in prison.

you demonstrated rare leadership
a leadership of servant ship,
people spoke,
you gave an ear.

South Afrika still free
Afrika still free
you inspire like a tree.

prison bars,
sjambok scars,
couldn’t break your heart
and stain your leadership art

the world learns from you
we are inspired by you,
if only our leaders,
would be your readers.

African leaders of this day
need a leaf from your tree
to learn to lead ,
and lead to learn

you quenched the flames of wars,
you stood between a gun and an enemy,
you stand between wisdom and knowledge,
you stand between Afrika and the world.

Happy Mandela day
Happy day of inspiration
Happy iconic day
Happy day of wisdom