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 death penalty by HANGING) to Freedom and Democracy. He was after much... sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour. It is the story of a 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


Comments about Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/5/2018 1:16:00 PM)


    It is a great tribute to Nelson Mandela in favor of his journey from The Rivonia Trial(where he was charged with TREASON, an offence carrying death penalty by HANGING) to Freedom and Democracy. You have touchingly and nicely inscribed this poem. Thanks for sharing.10 (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (8/6/2018 2:33:00 AM)

    Thank you sir, for your beautiful appraisal of the poem. Remain blessed.

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  • (7/28/2018 11:58:00 PM)


    Pick from the poem words that rhyme with the following words (Report) Reply

    (7/29/2018 2:59:00 AM)

    Thanks for your comment Nishant. Remain enriched.

  • Kelsey Gallant (7/7/2018 5:52:00 PM)


    Wow! I like the rich language and the content of this poem. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (7/7/2018 6:22:00 PM)

    Hi Kelsey, Thanks for your beautiful comment and kind words of encouragement. Remain enriched.

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (7/3/2018 5:12:00 AM)


    THE FOURTH AND LAST PART:
    I witness that now. Readers must be shaken awake, otherwise they regard that as normal and a bit exceptional only, but IT IS GOD's GREAT WONDER. Thank you so much for sharing, because of your poem, I can tell the readers of this Wonder. Amen, Sylvia Frances Chan, Dutch Poetess and Evangelist.
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    Sylvia Frances Chan (7/3/2018 11:25:00 AM)

    You're most welcome, Chinedu. Great glee to know that you discovered what I meant. GBU Abundantly.

    Chinedu Dike (7/3/2018 6:24:00 AM)

    I'm very pleased that you have opened my eyes to the spiritual aspect of the whole story. Thank you very much madam and do remain blessed.

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (7/3/2018 5:12:00 AM)


    THE THIRD PART:
    through the new SOUTH AFRICA. With NELSON MANDELA as the first Black President and that at his age. Most people over the world regarded this event as a natural event, but in fact this is GOD's WONDER, and I witness
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    Chinedu Dike (7/3/2018 6:35:00 AM)

    Thank you very much madam. Remain blessed.

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (7/3/2018 5:09:00 AM)


    THE SECOND PART:
    This lovely poem of you contributes a very lot to THIS GREATEST WONDER GOD HAS presented to MANKIND all over the world. WE ALL are witnesses of this greatest occurrence mondially, and your testimony is one very precious. I see this as one of THE GREATEST WONDERS GOD PRESENTED US
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    Chinedu Dike (7/3/2018 6:33:00 AM)

    Thank you very much madam. Remain enriched.

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (7/3/2018 5:08:00 AM)


    FIRST PART:
    The GREATEST of GOD's WONDER IS that Nelson Mandela SURVIVES his being imprisoned for so many years, and the moment when he was out from prison and became the FIRST PRESIDENT of SOUTH AFRICA.
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    Chinedu Dike (7/3/2018 6:18:00 AM)

    Thanks a million times for your beautiful comment, madam. Remain enriched.

  • Petals Azureblue (6/22/2018 11:19:00 AM)


    Hi Chinedu. I often wish he could have replicated himself. He had a brilliant mind. You captured beautifully his spirit in your prose. Thanks much for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (6/22/2018 12:49:00 PM)

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

  • Rosie Bourget (6/19/2018 7:46:00 PM)


    He will never be forgotten, nice of you the write a piece in regards to his memory. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (6/20/2018 9:09:00 AM)

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

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (6/10/2018 6:16:00 PM)


    Typos: A work! Sorry for the inadvertent mistake! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (6/12/2018 9:12:00 AM)

    It's okay Dillip, typing errors are very common. Remain blessed.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (6/9/2018 5:48:00 AM)


    An work of art! A great piece of poetry my friend! My pleasure reading it time and again! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (6/10/2018 4:01:00 PM)

    Hi Dillip, thanks for your kind words of encouragement. Remain enriched.

  • Chandan Dey (6/5/2018 3:30:00 PM)


    The great man Nelson Mandela is an infinite source of protest and love. When a poet like you writes about him, it produces a special feeling in us. Thanks Chinedu, for sharing this inspiring poem with us.
    Chandan
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    Chinedu Dike (6/5/2018 4:55:00 PM)

    Hi Chandan, thanks a million times for your insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

  • Neil Stewart Mcleod (6/2/2018 11:25:00 PM)


    Being from Kenya, where we suffered a very different trial to the transition of power, I very much appreciate just how awful the South African conflagration was. Mandela avoided what could have been a bloodbath! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (6/2/2018 11:40:00 PM)

    Hi Neil, thanks a million times for your beautiful and insightful appraisal of the poem. Always remain blessed.

  • Tribhawan Kaul (6/2/2018 5:07:00 AM)


    A beautifully crafted poem on one of the greatest Gandhian philosopher. Thanks for sharing and also thanks for visiting my page. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (6/2/2018 8:17:00 AM)

    Thank you sir for your beautiful comment. Remain enriched.

  • Adrian Flett (5/31/2018 8:43:00 AM)


    A great sonnet to remember our truly wonderful statesman.
    His ability to believe in the cause and to forgive those who opposed him is a proof of his greatness.
    Such a moving tribute, thanks Chinedu.
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    Chinedu Dike (5/31/2018 1:23:00 PM)

    Hi Adrian, thanks a million times for your beautiful comment and kind words of encouragement. Always remain blessed.

  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/31/2018 1:52:00 AM)


    the heartiest loving words-

    From abyss of darkness emerged The Institution;
    The Immortal Icon; and Mastermind of Rainbow Nation.

    superb 10+++++
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    Chinedu Dike (5/31/2018 3:27:00 AM)

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

  • Indira Renganathan (5/21/2018)


    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.' very poignant and desrving tribute dear friend....awesome beyond rating
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    Chinedu Dike (5/21/2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Thanks a million times for your awesome comment, madam. Always remain blessed.

  • Britte Ninad (5/20/2018 2:10:00 AM)


    excellent words tribute to the ever best greatest immortal icon

    nice 10+++++
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    Chinedu Dike (5/20/2018 2:47:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful comment. Thanks a million times Britte, and do remain enriched.

  • Ghazal Ebrahimzade (5/8/2018 8:47:00 AM)


    very influential poetry sir, very effective... i really like it. appreciating. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (5/8/2018 9:16:00 AM)

    Thanks a million times Ghazal. Remain enriched.

  • Bipasha D (5/1/2018 1:34:00 PM)


    An iconic poem for an Immortal Icon. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (5/1/2018 2:59:00 PM)

    Lovely comment Bipasha. Thanks a million times and do remain enriched.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 3, 2018


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