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Acquah Vicki on Sunday March 31, 2013 THEY CALL ME NELSON No man can keep the spirit contained He herded sheep when they called him by name (Rolihlahla) His teacher gave him a new name now "they call me Nelson" His journey was long. I had plenty company he said " my book of poetry"- Plus many souls met him there in his cell. I could hear freedom calling me; When I was already free And -then -when I knew freedom no more I knew I could never become as --a sheep. No man can keep the spirit contained I herded sheep when they called me by my name My teacher gave me a new name now "they call me Nelson" I hear could his name chanted in the" birds cry" Free -eeee Nelson Mandela - How many did we rescue from the Sea of ignorance, many, many ,many ! "Hold on to your dignity" He said, The first and only way to continue the struggle successfully Never compromise it never !. Forward ever..Forward as 'Aluta Continua' Forward we tread as the poem "Invictus" dances in his unbowed head Forward steady -- ever-ready "The people united can never be defeated" Delayed but never defeated. Mistreated but never defeated. Justice -Honor Peaceably was his decree. Like The story of Jesus. Like the Mountain and Mohamed. Like the Dream of Doctor King. Mr. Mandela's humble soul touched and reached-- because he'd speak The language of the heart.; Even while gagged -and Isolated we still jumped for him- In a faith leap And when he was resurrected from Robbins Island and prison the energy was unleashed and we were with him. Now sing your song-koffin-and chant- Lamenting freedoms songs; We shake the shaker-rae with beads attached ( click clack- click clack) Drums of joy moves weary feet Now our feet are happy- We dance-and clap You tell us give you no praise.Yet praise is due Which soul can ignore you ? Who can help but adore you, and catch a spark from that twinkle in your eyes. The creator gave him the greatest task to eradicate- educate -advocate-elevate - - and with these tools you and I -- continue to break the chains that bind our minds. They call him Nelson. Though his given Name Was the one the Gods heard. ( Rolihlahla ) We cried... and we sang a song-- they call him Nelson Sometimes I recite the words that kept him strong for 27 years From one powerful poem " Invictus' Out of the night that covers me,Black as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade,And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate How charged with punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate:I am the captain of my soul~~` ````````````````` I can her him praying and asking for the courage to change things/ Who is this man of unfaltering faith "They Called him Nelson"

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Date: 10/22/2013 8:02:00 PM
I agree with Shadow...a very good and powerful write...
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Date: 10/22/2013 6:28:00 AM
hi Vickie this is up there with the best lovely pen Shadow x smile
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