One Nelson Mandela

One man dedicated with a strength of faith,
Sacrificing his life and beliefs for what it takes...
To have the effects of apartheid erased,
With a facing of 27 years incarcerated...
Is an example of a man with a backbone standing,
Against opposition resisting his position.
No matter what demands,
Were placed on his mental and physical condition.
And a man like this will be certainly missed.

One Nelson Mandela living a life sacrificed,
To free the country he so loved...
From oppressive hatred.
And the ones suffering a torment he wished ended,
Inflicted by a wickedness only sick minds permitted.

One Nelson Mandela from his family taken away,
To exist on an island imprisoned to isolate...
Did not allow a hatred to feed upon and diminish his faith.
Nor did he submit to those of apartheid beliefs.
As if to know those with this illness will be exposed.

One man dedicated with a strength of faith,
Sacrificing his life and beliefs for what it takes...
To have the effects of apartheid erased,
With a facing of 27 years incarcerated...
Is an example of a man with a backbone standing,
Against opposition resisting his position.
No matter what demands,
Were placed on his mental and physical condition.
And a man like this will be certainly missed.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

This is totally a magnificent dedication to Madiba, the man who resists till the end days nice piece of work my friend