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THE LATE HUMOROUS MANDELA

THE LATE HUMOROUS MANDELA The late former President Nelson Mandela, Was known as an extremely humorous fella, A respected freedom fighter and leader, Referred to her Majesty as Elizabeth, amusing many a reader. ENTERED FOR EDUCATE ME WITH HUMOR – LEADER CLERIHEW POETRY CONTEST 24/1/2019 Dear fellow soup readers and judges. Having realized that line 4 did not adhere to competition rules I have edited and changed it.

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Date: 2/18/2019 7:56:00 AM
A lovely tribute, Jennifer.
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 2/18/2019 10:05:00 AM
Hi Line, Nelson Mandela was a great President, the best South Africa has ever had! Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/16/2019 4:15:00 PM
I have read your short work and wanted to say congrats on your win ..Way to go.. Sara
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Date: 2/4/2019 12:08:00 PM
Congrats, Jennifer, for this well-deserved win and I appreciate your kind comments re my entry in the contest - Bob
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Date: 2/3/2019 4:31:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on your fine win:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/4/2019 9:01:00 AM
Thank-you Alexis and very nice to have you visit. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/3/2019 2:53:00 PM
He was a great man, Jennifer, and he would have liked your clerihew. Congratulations on your win in Andrea's contest. Best wishes, Carolyn
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Date: 2/4/2019 8:18:00 AM
Thank you Carolyn, that's sweet of you to say. He was a great humanitarian. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/3/2019 2:44:00 PM
I really like this, Jennifer. I had no idea he referred to the queen by her first name. For that element of humor, you are at third place! Congrats.
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Date: 2/3/2019 11:42:00 PM
Thank-you Andrea, for the honor, and Caren, for placing me third in this contest. Mandela always made the headlines with his humor. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/31/2019 8:26:00 AM
A great poem by a great poet about a very great leader! A fav..
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Date: 1/31/2019 2:22:00 PM
Thank-you Robert for an awesome comment - will speak to you on soup. Love and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/31/2019 5:20:00 AM
Yes a very humorous man, loved by all. Kim
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Date: 2/4/2019 8:08:00 AM
Absolutely, by the whole world Kim. Thanks for comment. Poetry hugs,
Date: 1/29/2019 8:38:00 PM
Ah, that Mandela's humor! Never thought of him that way before... And yet, so consistent with his dignified mien...Now if he had just called the witch (I mean 'Queenie') something like 'Liz' or 'Tin Lizzie' or some such. LOL … But that wouldn't have rung true for Nellie, I mean Nelson. -- Sent tongue-in-cheek from close to the Arctic Circle, i.e., Chicago :)
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Date: 1/30/2019 8:21:00 AM
Hi Gershon, Freezing weather you are having, we are sitting at 30 degrees centigrade and we reached 39 a couple of weeks back. I see you are a royalist fan!!!! No Nelson Mandela, was a no nonsense kind of person, straight down the line! Thanks for an awesome comment, Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/28/2019 4:28:00 AM
Greetings Jennifer, you just reminded me of a half done graphite portrait of his in my file. oh how interesting. true that is, very funny man. i would watch his documentaries with my sisters and imitate his funny self. then they would refer to me as the commentator. Interesting take on someone who once was and is no more. Jesz
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Date: 1/28/2019 6:30:00 AM
Hi Jesz, Thank you for a lovely comment. A truly great man and a world icon, who had to depart from mother earth one day, as we all will. I had the greatest respect for ex President Nelson Mandela - such a wonderful nature and charterer. Thank-you for you visit. You might be interested to read another poem which refers to this great human being, it is titled, "Viva, father of a rainbow nation". Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/28/2019 12:12:00 AM
He was an amazing man Jennifer and I didn't know the story about the Queen or know of his humourous side:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/28/2019 1:26:00 AM
Hi Jan, He was such a humanitarian, a world icon, a very rare individual who forgave and saved South Africa from bloodshed. Thanks for you comment Jan, Poetry Hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/27/2019 4:30:00 PM
One of the greatest men that lived... loved your take on the contest..
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Date: 1/28/2019 1:24:00 AM
Never a truer word spoken S.O. I admired this man and how he kept his cool when he came out of prison after 27 long years, yet still held no grudges. Thank you for you comment. Poetry wishes, Jennifer.
Date: 1/27/2019 2:23:00 PM
You have certainly educated us with humour, Jenny! Your choice of subject is no surprise since you were sure to avail yourself of a famous person so close to home. Warm regards // paul
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Date: 1/27/2019 2:36:00 PM
Thank-you for a kind comment Paul. I have always had an enormous respect for Nelson Mandela and his humor which was dry and sometimes a little dark, but always made headlines! Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/26/2019 12:50:00 PM
winsome writem jen.. he has that impish smile and passion for women, it seems.. good one for a greaat leader.. huggs
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Date: 1/26/2019 12:56:00 PM
Thanks for dropping by Nette, always a great pleasure! Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/26/2019 7:49:00 AM
Your poem, so well written, is a tribute to the great leader. Best for a win, Jennifer.
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Date: 1/26/2019 12:12:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, both for your comment and best wishes for the contest! I among millions of South Africans had a great respect for Nelson Mandela. He was and remains an icon to humanity. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/26/2019 6:25:00 AM
Beautiful clerihew Jennifer...best wishes..
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Date: 1/26/2019 12:07:00 PM
Thank-you for your comment and best wishes Joseph. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/26/2019 5:15:00 AM
Very nicely written for the contest, Jennifer, I never knew Nelson Mandela’s humorous side. Best of luck in the contest. John
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Date: 1/26/2019 12:04:00 PM
Hi John, Nelson Mandela was known for his humour, even whilst he was incarcerated! He often invited CEO's of large corporations and hosted them at his house and on their departure from his home would say humorously I'm sure that your Company can afford R1000000-00 towards the Nelson Mandela's Childrens Fund! They were thus obliged in a very smart way, to donate with a smile on their face! Thank-you for your comment and wishes. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/26/2019 2:02:00 AM
A generous talented poetess who meets the challenges of poetry contests! An inspired and inspiring poetic soul open to different forms of poetry.. with an artistic flair able to touch avid readers hearts! Thank you so much, dearest Jennifer, for introducing me to this appealing form.. A brilliant write! A FAV. and a win.. always a great pleasure to read your work of art and heart, soul sister.. warmest wishes. Love and hugs.
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Date: 1/26/2019 11:20:00 AM
Hi Besma, It is actually my first attempt at this form of poetry - had to carefully structure my four lines in order to express this remarkable man's humor - using the American way of spelling humour - thank-you for such a warm and welcome comment. Love and poetry hugs - you are such a special person Besma - blessings. Jennifer.
Date: 1/26/2019 1:46:00 AM
I keep his humor after all he has been through, wow, good luck in contest!
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Date: 1/26/2019 11:09:00 AM
Incredible I agree Arthur, he was an amazing human being! Thank-you for your wises for the contest. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/25/2019 4:50:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, loved the content of your clerihew. Funny thing, I cannot write humour, yet, I can be quite humorous. Anyway, this is an excellent write for the contest. Wishing you all the best in the contest. Have a wonderful Saturday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 1/26/2019 11:05:00 AM
Thank you Vladislav for a lovely comment and for your wishes to have a wonderful Saturday - I did, oh, and your best wishes for the contest - there is humor in each one of us but we interpret it differently - have a great Sunday. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/25/2019 12:25:00 AM
I love learning while reading Jennifer. I also love to laugh but I can't write comedy tho I have tried. Best for a contest win! : ) xxoo
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Date: 1/25/2019 12:45:00 AM
Hi Connie, Thank you for a lovely comment but have apologized to soup readers and judges - I have changed line four as it did not adhere completely to competition rules - hope you like the change. Poetry hugs, Jennifer
Date: 1/24/2019 11:48:00 PM
G'day Jennifer … from a perspective over here, respect for this man was immense. Not now though for those coming after - good luck Jennifer - Lindsay
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Date: 1/25/2019 12:53:00 AM
Absolutely Lindsay, and never a grudge did this this man bear, and insisted on a peaceful transition - something the whole world admired him for. We have elections in April, all a little on edge but hopefully the situation will be amicable. I have apologized to soup readers as line 4 did not adhere to competition rules so have edited and resubmitted. Hope you like the change.. at a later stage will write a Zuma poem. Poetry hugs, Jennifer
Date: 1/24/2019 11:21:00 PM
Good one. I think I'll post mine soon. This is a cute contest, loaded with possibilities for many giggles, at least from me. I enjoyed yours. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 1/26/2019 7:54:00 PM
Sweetie - the Leader Clerihews have not been judged yet. I got confused about that, too - wonder what led us to confusion? Anyway, we're still golden.
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Date: 1/25/2019 12:58:00 AM
Hi CayCay will soup mail later, sad we didn't make it, but hey, we liked each others poems! Have changed line 4 and apologizing to everyone that has read it this poem as it did not adhere to competition rules. Hope you like the change. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/24/2019 3:26:00 PM
Jennifer, Mandela was a precious gem, Zuma is a collector of women it seems , best of luck in the contest~
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Date: 1/25/2019 1:12:00 AM
Hi Dear Heart thank you for a lovely comment but have changed line 4 as it did not adhere to competition rules. Thank you for your good luck wishes. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/24/2019 2:02:00 PM
Humorous write, quite eye-opening, best of luck in the contest!
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Date: 1/25/2019 1:33:00 AM
Hi Michelle, Thank you for a great comment. I have had to change line 4 as it did not adhere to the competition rules - hope you still like it! Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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