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Madiba – A Final Farewell


Quote from Nelson Mandela

Quote from
Nelson Mandela

Madiba – A Final Farewell


He was just a boy,

Born in the land ‘cross the Kei,

A boy who grew into a man,

A champion of democracy.

A man who noticed inequality,

Whose conscience was stirred

And who tried to change his world.

Madiba, we thank you,

You did your very best,

You became an icon,

But you were just a man,

Loved by all ~

But only a man.


©Denise G Allen, 13 December 2013 20:36

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

6 thoughts on “Madiba – A Final Farewell

  1. indeed, he was a man, but one who showed us the extent of a good man’s soul


  2. He is, was and always will be a great man in our history…


  3. Love this simple tribute, adee. 🙂


  4. all it takes is one person waking up to our reality and deciding they are going to make a difference…and he did…and he did….nice


  5. Oh dear. You are buirsting the bubble of all the people who seem convinced that he is a demigod.
    Great sentiments, though.


  6. Yes, a man who did more than his fair share of change


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