Anc And The Struggle Poem by Chinedu Dike

Anc And The Struggle

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January 1912, Mzansi brought forth a child 
In a harsh political climate 
Destined to free her people
Bound to cruel Fate 
Long Live Child Of Necessity!  
Viva ANC!  

His growth fraught with perils 
But nurtured by sons and daughters of the soil 
Deprived of dignity and birthright
Whose principal offence is not being 'White'
Long Live Son Of The Soil!  
Viva ANC!  

His clarion call an impetus to the Struggle 
Unifying localized forces of Freedom
Into mass-based Liberation Movement 
Brought into the realm of Global Awareness 
Long Live Symbolic Leader Of The Struggle!  
Viva ANC!  

Fighting against enormous odds 
Together with hopeful but ill-equipped natives 
Onto the spirit he anchored Power 
Victory guaranteed on Resolve
Long Live Son Of Hope!  
Viva ANC!  

Braving the slammer, torture, bullet...
Massacre of his warriors the order of the day
Energized by tears and blood of compatriots 
Civil Disobedience intensify with Sabotage 
Long Live The Indomitable Warrior!  
Viva ANC!  

At long last, victory and jubilation 
Forces of Liberty topple forces of Oppression 
Embracing 'no winner no loser' notion
He calls for 'Rainbow Nation'
Long Live Son Of Liberty!  
Viva ANC!  

Long Live The Symbol Of Human Dignity!  
Viva The Legacies Of African National Congress!  

NOTES: Mzansi is the affectionate name for South Africa. 

Depicted in the poem is the awesome story of 
The African National Congress (The ANC)  
as a Liberation Movement, from its inception
on 8 January 1908 up to its momentous victory
at the 1994 first generation election.  

Since gaining political power, The ANC 
has increasingly changed from a Freedom 
Movement to an ordinary Political Party.

And for the suffering and disillusioned masses,
democracy has proved to be a mirage:
their once hopeful assertion of Black Rule  
has become an anticipation of a flashy illusion.  

The ANC albeit a shadow of its former self,   
has continued to maintain political power  
without pause through the power of thumb.

Anc And The Struggle
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: liberty,political,inspirational,africa,history,historical,freedom
Clarence Prince 21 December 2014

Long Live Son of Liberty Yes, let freedom prosper! Well done, Chinedu!

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Hazel Durham 24 December 2014

Brilliant write with such intense emotions beautifully delivered for the best impact about the struggle to end oppression! !

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Nishi Kumari 01 January 2015

beautifully written and well formed description about the constant struggle! ! !

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Charity Nduhiu 02 August 2015

Long Live Son Of Hope! Destined to free her people. Very touching poem. Good work Chinedu

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Chinedu Dike 03 August 2015

Hi Charity, thanks for your lovely comment. Remain blessed.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 21 July 2022

A magnificent presentation. To my Poem List.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 21 July 2022

It expresses in beautiful and brilliant detail how the ANC liberated the people from the bondage cruel Fate.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 21 July 2022

A powerful and wonderful tribute. Very inspiring.

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 19 April 2021

Your rousing and beautifully written tribute to the African National Congress, is a joy to read.

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Thank you Chinedu, your eagerness to pictures the great people is great. You have beautifully accomplished the commitments. Your noble mission is praiseworthy

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Chinedu Dike

Chinedu Dike

Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State; Nigeria.
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