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For You, Tata Madiba - Nelson Mandela

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For You, Tata Madiba - Nelson Mandela

                 Nelson Mandela

The beauty of your being holds me close,
Embraced in the silence of tearful joy.
The wonder of Life manifest on earth
Echoes in the memory of the path you trod
In the name of humanity’s deepest desire.
The desire for freedom –
Freedom of the soul to express itself
According to the gifts bestowed by the heavens
At the very core of creation.
The heart of the universe pulses with the rhythm
Of your courage, humility and Love,
Compassion born of surrender to the forces of change,
The very fire formed on the anvil of hope
When eyes of Light turn to the skies
Where the lost years of one life
Become the catalyst for a cup of gold
Flowing with richness down the centuries.

Copyright © Heather Green

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  1. Date: 12/30/2013 5:19:00 AM
    WOW... Heather this is an amazing tribute to Madiba. Excellent write!! Post some more of your gems please, and don't forget to join our writers group in 2014 :) xx

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:53:00 AM
    - A fine poem to a man the world will never forget, Heather. - R.I.P. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 6:32:00 AM
    Nice tribute paid to Madiba, Heather