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Scars are a mark of character;
the character we hold up with invisible flaws;
we hold it up in one dimension;
the same character that was tormented by pseudo-invincible claws.

You carried the weight of a nations fury and veiled it with optimism,
opting to smile at hope, while shunning despair.
Yours was not a political cloak but a garment of humane virtue. 

On your last memory, cunningly stood a rabbit,
snugly sheltered by your stature,
with intentions rabid. 

It stood like an old friend,
Who`s wit and smarts you knew all too well,
the wisdom lived in you; so like the cottontail, 
you repelled  odd fiends.
Upon its removal
a scar shall remain,
marking the character of an icon that lived before



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  1. Date: 3/27/2014 6:44:00 AM

    Great poem, Vusi,...., A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community, as I did when I first join, March 2010. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and offer positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to my contest and poetry page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry ha-ha a special pair:) here's the link to the contest page. <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@