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Matthias Pantaleon

Rookie - 289 Points (August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

The Black Child


As he run wild and naked in the rain
The black child is free in his realm
And heaven seems to acknowledge
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Topic of this poem: faith


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

For Nelson ‘Madiba' Mandela
You stood like a true African should have; never shy away from adversity like a true son of a black man should have. You are the black child.

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