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Mandela In You

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Mandela In You

Mandela In You


I scanned into your entire writ
I perceived an unremitting wit;
There’s a Mandela in You,
Oozing from your daring script;

Loaded with a spirit of sacrifice
To eradicate mundane malice
There’s a Mandela in You,
That resonates in your artifice!

A Fighter for Mankind’s thrall,	
Equality for gender and for all
There’s a Mandela in You
Reprimanding: Divided We Fall!

Peace is in your daring hand
Which you staunchly defend
For, Mandela in You says
“No to Civil Wars in our Land!”

Women also need their space
Enough to powder their face
There’s a Mandela in You
Lending impetus to their pace!

Antipathy, aloud do denigrate
Which Warmongers do initiate
There’s a Mandela in You,
With a smile that doesn’t fail;

It intones when Spirit is weary
Shining when the Sky is dreary
There’s a Mandela in You
Painting Blue the Sky so bleary!

Write, write, your mantra write
Let revulsion be in your write	
For, there’s a Mandela in You
Pleading for Humanity to Unite!

Dedicated to Zimbabwean Poet, Wilson Mapfumo upon being inspired by his Poem: Cry Africa.

JM

14th Oct’ 2013


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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:20:00 AM
    u shld have gone a little deeper and this poem was going to be phenomenal

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 11/12/2013 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tawona! I hope I find you well. I value your great comment my Friend. I appreciate you've visited my poetry. I pledge to read your work. Friend, JM
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:18:00 AM
    u shld have gone a little deeper and this poem was going to phenomenal

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 4:32:00 PM
    May all the Mandela all over the world read your poem, so that they become aware of the power that strong words can give to a failing or doubting spirit. What we also need is someone to say that behind the Mandela, many other spirits like yours do stand like towers. to support THE Mandela. God bless you, Joseph! Hanitra

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/21/2013 6:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mandela, epitome of humanity; forgiveness, humility, bohemia......Thanks Hanitra. JM
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 5:42:00 AM
    Another excellent piece from you, Joseph. Truly inspiring - thank you!

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/17/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for visiting my work. Had it not been friends such as you in Soup, I wouldn't be here! Yours Truly, JM
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:03:00 AM
    Great work that you have penned honoring Wilson Mapfumo..Enjoyed reading your uplifting work..Thanks for the visit by my page..We need rain here stil so far a very dry fall..We also need the outpouring of Rain from Heaven..Sara

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/16/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sara, I appreciate your comment. Rain is Life. You caught me by my shirt sleeves! Keep it up. Your poetry is delicious. Your Admirer, JM
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Outstanding wisdom filled piece.

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/16/2013 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hie, Lam. You started it and I'm only following your foot steps. It's good to hear that from a great Poet. Much appreciated and keep up the poetic flame. Your Friend; JM
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 8:44:00 AM
    A well written inspiring poem. Unity and love!

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/15/2013 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Monterey. Your comment is a lot encouraging..JM
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:13:00 AM
    It's a great pleasure and honour to recieve such a special dedication from a special poet like you Joseph.You are my inspiration and i hope to follow your footsteps and reach higher levels like you,with your guidance of course..appreciated

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/15/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Its OK Wilson Mapfumo. I URGE YOU TO PURSUE YOUR LITERRY JOURNEY. you're A VISIONARY STAR.
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:02:00 AM
    Unfortunately I am not familiar with the work of Wilson Mapfumo, since you say though that there is a Mandela in him, it is more than enough to honour the man and pay him such a fine and eloquent tribute! Also I would humbly thank you for the honour your comment on my poem : Man's Life, has bestowed upon me!

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/15/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wilson is a rising star- or rather, a young writer in Zimbabwe, I should lend a hand either by words of encouragement....... You see, I'm easily moved by people who yearn to excel. I'm moved by people who lead the way for others to follow. Wilson is a spirited poet! Thanks JM
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:45:00 PM
    Nice tributary expressions to the poet, Joseph

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/15/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much. Your comment is highly valued. Regards JM
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:02:00 PM
    Excellent.write JM Great tribute!!! Love the message, your fan:0) cherie

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/15/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hie Cherie. Its good and warming to hear from you. Thanks for the response. I also enjoy your work. Keep it up. Friend JM.
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 1:38:00 PM
    - People for peace! - Pleasant to read this poem Joseph. - Well done. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/15/2013 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ANNE!!!!! I'M CURRENTLY PENNING ONE ENTITLED; POP(CORN) MUSIC & YOU'LL BE FEATURING IN THE POEM AS MY TANGO PARTNER WHO SENT ME HURTLING ACROSS THE DANCE FLOOR!!!!