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In Loving Memory; World Poetry celebrates Nelson Mandela!

In Loving Memory; World Poetry celebrates Nelson Mandela!

By worldpoetry on December 10, 2013 - 9:16pm

This is the first of several poems and a special historical video poem by Una
Bruhns to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, Father of Peace. 1918-2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0qYNPcA3t8
“The poems are posted in the order that they came in. Thank you all for your submissions.

Madiba.
You are an example of courage forgiveness, and love.
Transcending the boundaries of human existence.
Embodying peace and respect.

Madiba.
As you travel into the heavens You live within all of us ,
blazing a path, a peace beacon for us to follow.

Madiba.
Thank you for your gifts.
We love you.
We love you.

Ariadne Sawyer ©

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In Loving Memory of Nelson Mandela

In our smiles we have all seen the world’s children raised to open
their arm’s and embrace the future within a glorious freedom.
A light of knowledge you have shed
to help to see us through the days as never-ending dark deceit still
cowering within racism’s rawness as hatred’s blindness has burdened us
too long in this dark time’s age.
If in fervent striving, we have found heart’s fuller destiny beyond all decay.
We need only open up windows
and let our new breeze come to drift in and hope for a brilliant new
dawn to rise that never stops its filling smile.
For sun will sparkle forever its golden glow upon every once darkened soul.
To bring love’s clear message of awakening within all deeper depths,
we will take that bridge across struggles and follow his champion heart!

Saleh Mazumder Copyright 2013

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AN ODE TO MADIBA
Madiba!

The heart of forgiveness and of peace…
To the shore hereof
He sails
after
his impeccable sail…

Madiba!

The personification of Ubuntu-
The spirit of community
And
Of brotherliness

He
Has this darkened day
Gone mute-
Breath has O departed his dust

Let the earth
So
Honour his spirit of Ubuntu
With oneness
And sense of forgiveness

Let the earth
Chorus
His sense of loveliness
And to his sailing soul bid, ‘Fare Thee Well Madiba!’

Oswald George Okaitei ©

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Africa In Mourning

(Farewell Madiba)

Death has beaten his drum
The dancing step has changed
Death has spoken his words
The melodious song has turn dirge.
Death has drew his rope; taken away our hope
Death has opened the vault,taken away our joy

Oh! See the fall of tears as it roll in our eyes
Hear the mourning cries as it fill our mouths
Africa in mourning
Oh! Africa weep of a great lost,
Death has taken away the eagle
Madiba is gone!
Who to recipe for our fate?
Death; Oh! Death
Who shall pay the debt of this great loss?

Weep not
Oh! Africa weep no more
Ordinary men are born to die once
But Great men are born to make change
Mandela has gone to the journey of no return,
He has left the stage but has left a page
For stories to tell to our children’s children.

Farewell Madiba
You have journeyed on the road of heroes
You have lived a life of courage and wisdom
until death.

R. I. P Nelson Mandela.

Written By Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon © World Poetry Youth Ambassador to Nigeria.

Posted in Featured Poets, General | Tagged International Peace Award Ariadne Sawyer, Md Saleh Mazumder, Oswald George Okaitei, Oswald Okaitei., Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon | Leave a comment

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