A poem for Madiba


MADIBA

 

This man of honour, integrity, truth

An example to all, the young and the old

A leader of men, with foresight and vision

A man amongst men – he stood out alone

 

The price he paid to uphold his beliefs

Was rewarded in full when he was set free

Apartheid abolished, injustice set right

The freedom of all now equal and one

 

This man of honour should be followed by all

We should walk in his footsteps and follow his lead

His wisdom and courage our inspiration each day

We acknowledge his birth, his life and his strife

 

Today we acknowledge all he has done

For his country of birth, the land that he loved

For his people, his children, his comrades through life

For justice and freedom, equality, peace 

 

 

© Des Squire

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