Chinedu Dike

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Mandela - The Immortal Icon - Poem by Chinedu Dike

The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - a colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
Once, entangled in the web of racist succubus;
Unruffled he declares before High Justice:
'[I]t is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.' Silence -
Pregnant with dreadful menace in court ensued.
A beast of burden consequent of unshakeable stance.
In the slammer, Symbol Of The Struggle he attained;
But Apartheid demon persisted in its Treachery.
'Coalition Of Conscience' inspired outcry for Liberty;
Plagues of sanctions shatter manacles of Slavery.
Looming on the horizon - a sight of Equality.
From abyss of darkness emerged the Institution;
The Immortal Icon; And Mastermind of Rainbow Nation.







NOTE: A Tribute To Nelson Mandela.
The story is about Mandela's journey from The Rivonia Trial (where he was charged with TREASON - an offence carrying the death penalty by HANGING)to Freedom and Democracy.
He was after much... sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour. It is a story of the Cosmopolitan Juggernaut that epitomizes agape kind of love - the unadulterated love for humanity.
A tale of a great leader who went from prison (for 27 years) to become the first democratically elected President of South Africa.
May his wonderful and gentle soul continue to rest in the Bosom Of Almighty God.

MZANSI is another name for South Africa - an affectionate name.

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom, liberty, nelson mandela, slavery


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  • Duke Perry AbrokwaDuke Perry Abrokwa (2/13/2020 12:45:00 AM)

    Nelson Mandela was the African King of emancipation, you are a poetry king. Good job (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(2/13/2020 10:38:00 AM)

    Hi Perry, thanks for your kind words of encouragement and beautiful appraisal of the poem. Remain blessed.

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (2/4/2020 9:19:00 PM)

    Nelson Mandela is a hero to many people in my country, and rightly so.
    It relly took inner strength to endure his many years of imprisonment. A great President
    also.
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(2/5/2020 11:02:00 AM)

    Hi Michael, thanks for your comment. Remain blessed.

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  • Atasha WilliamsAtasha Williams (1/30/2020 6:38:00 AM)

    beautiful piece. wish he got to read it himself. keep writing poet (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(1/30/2020 10:17:00 AM)

    Hi Atasha, thanks for your lovely comment. Remain enriched.

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  • Lee BoueriLee Boueri (1/23/2020 9:42:00 PM)

    A great tribute to a great man. RIP. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(1/23/2020 10:09:00 PM)

    Hi Boueri, thanks a million times for your beautiful comment. Remain blessed.

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (1/21/2020 12:58:00 AM)

    This great poem is my favorite poem as I have a lot of respect and admiration to this great soul human civilization has ever produced! You have so meticulously abstracted the virtues of this great man, the pride of your land and the whole world through this magnificent piece of poetry! I derive a great pleasure reading this poem again and again with utmost joy! (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(1/21/2020 10:35:00 AM)

    That's an awesome comment, Rani. Thanks a million times and do remain blessed.

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (1/21/2020 12:29:00 AM)

    Apt and fitting tribute to a great leader of humanity. A true Gandhian, one among India's best ever friends. Beautifully written poem Chinedu. Reflects Nelson Mandela truly 10+ (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(1/21/2020 10:31:00 AM)

    Hi Kesav, thanks a million times for your beautiful appraisal of the piece. Remain blessed.

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  • Louis RamsLouis Rams (1/17/2020 12:12:00 PM)

    MANDELA and MARTIN LUTHER KING stood up for injustices to mankind even if it meant their deaths and will forever be honored by young and old alike. they live in our hearts. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(1/17/2020 5:11:00 PM)

    Hi Louis, thanks a million times for your insightful comment. Remain enriched.

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  • Mj Lemon (1/9/2020 11:01:00 PM)

    A deeply moving tribute.Rare are people like Mandela. Through your words his soul and inspiration can continue to have an impact on the world. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(1/10/2020 11:39:00 AM)

    Hi Lemon, thanks a million times for your beautiful comment. Remain enriched.

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (1/5/2020 5:27:00 PM)

    One of the best I have ever read. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(1/5/2020 8:18:00 PM)

    Hi Fran, thanks for your awesome and kind appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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  • Priyani Lekamwattage (12/22/2019 12:56:00 PM)

    A kind tribute to a Great man, thank you. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(12/22/2019 6:02:00 PM)

    Hi Priyani, thanks for your beautiful appraisal of the piece. Remain enriched.

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (12/19/2019 6:20:00 AM)

    A great poem sir. I respect sir Nelson Mandela. This is an excellent piece. thank you for sharing...10+++ (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(12/19/2019 7:39:00 AM)

    Hi Magadha, thanks for your beautiful comment. Remain enriched.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (12/15/2019 10:15:00 PM)

    A one of a kind tribute to a one of a kind man.
    A great man and a brilliant leader who has a gentle soul.
    Beautifully crafted, well executed and informative write.
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(12/15/2019 10:42:00 PM)

    Thanks a million times for your beautiful appraisal of the piece, Rose. Remain blessed.

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  • Sarah ShahzadSarah Shahzad (12/9/2019 3:57:00 AM)

    simply truly, beautiful and touching piece thank you so much for sharing, I love to write as well, have my own poetry so plz check out :) (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(12/9/2019 5:31:00 AM)

    Hi Sarah, thanks for your beautiful appraisal of the piece. Remain enriched.

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  • Chandini Jaswal (11/22/2019 9:07:00 PM)

    A very well written and befitting tribute to this gem of a person, dedicated leader and patriotic hero. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(11/23/2019 1:48:00 AM)

    Hi Chandini, thanks for your insightful appraisal of the poem.
    Remain enriched.

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  • Malvikas Poet ChannelMalvikas Poet Channel (11/16/2019 10:48:00 PM)

    He is really a kind and dedicated to the nation.
    Nice tribute to Nelson Mandela sir.
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(11/17/2019 5:18:00 AM)

    Hi Malvikas, thanks for your insightful appraisal of the piece.
    Remain enriched.

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(11/17/2019 5:17:00 AM)

    Hi Mallika, thanks for your insightful appraisal of the piecep

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  • Laura (11/7/2019 2:46:00 PM)

    Good poem (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(11/8/2019 2:03:00 AM)

    Hi Laura, thanks for your lovely comment. Remain enriched.

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  • Sankhajit BhattacharjeeSankhajit Bhattacharjee (11/3/2019 10:26:00 PM)

    Mandela is my icon too
    marvelous
    10+
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    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(11/4/2019 2:21:00 AM)

    Hi Sankhajit, thanks for your beautiful comment. Remain enriched.............................................

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  • Mrudula Rani (11/1/2019 3:33:00 PM)

    Loved your wonderful tribute to this great leader, and a gorgeous human being, Chinedu. Wishing you all the best. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(11/1/2019 4:18:00 PM)

    Beautiful appraisal of the piece, Mrudula. Thanks and remain enriched.

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  • Vikas SharmaVikas Sharma (11/1/2019 6:25:00 AM)

    Great job done Dike! Nice to see such a poem after a long time! (Report)Reply

    Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike(11/1/2019 10:24:00 AM)

    Hi Vikas, thanks for your beautiful comment. Remain enriched.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 1, 2019


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