Thursday, February 11, 2010

To You Madiba

Today is exactly 20 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison. This is a piece I wrote in 2005 for one of my heroes

The seal, Patmos
The deal, Robben
Rolls of scrolls unfurl
Things that must shortly come to pass
One to reveal
One to release
One to die
One to lead
And when revealed die
And when released lead.

Through the Red Sea
Through the wilderness
To Canaan
To Soweto
…to freedom.


  1. *Wow* Powerful as usually NFA. Amazing piece.

  2. Thanks Myne Whitman. I am glad you like this

  3. You are a real poet, Nana. Madiba is also one of my heroes.

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing that with us!

  5. thanks Stefania...I am humbled by your commment

  6. @Marie...thanks. Sharing is the essence of writing...


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