Treasure Island

Diana van den Berg

(4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

The Nation's Birthday


Today you are 87
and the nation celebrates
with you
for we all love you.
How you kept your sanity
your love of people
your sense of righteousness
and your humility
is a wonderful mystery.

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela
with love from the nation.

(18 July 2005)

Submitted: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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