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Ode To Nelson Mandela

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Ode To Nelson Mandela

How can such a mere mortal
Afford that contagious smile?
A smile of love and innocence
Smile of a man sans grudge
A smile that unites mankind
A haloed smile of great man
Whom the world deserves
A smile bringing hope to life
A smile of peace and tolerance
Treasured smile of an icon
Building bridges for humanity
A man who leads by love
Heroic smile of a unique man
Who forgives all aggressors
And vaunts the downtrodden
A smile frozen in bold history
Yet invaluable gift for the future
Rippling smile of inert humility
Of he God bestowed the world
To cherish and to emulate
To trace and trail smile of peace
Evocative of the immortal
Love of He who created man!



A song for Nelson Mandela who is in hospital.

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  1. Date: 8/18/2013 7:11:00 PM

    This is a wonderful tribute for a great man. I hope he recovers soon so he can continue to bring light to the world. :)