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 (3/23/2018 10:29:00 AM)

    It is a great tribute to Nelson Mandela. It has been touchingly and astutely depicted. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (3/23/2018 11:23:00 AM)

    Beautiful appraisal of the poem, Kumarmani. Thanks and do remain blessed.

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  • Devanshu Patel (3/21/2018 10:26:00 AM)

    ..simply a great tribute to a GREAT man! ...One of the great heroes of all time in the world... (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (3/21/2018 11:16:00 AM)

    Thanks a million times for your beautiful appraisal of the poem, Devanshu. Remain blessed.

  • Eve Roper (3/16/2018 9:01:00 PM)

    wonderful tribute to a great man.. enjoyed reading Chinedu (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (3/16/2018 9:32:00 PM)

    Hi Eve, thanks a million times for your beautiful appraisal of the poem. Always remain enriched.

  • (3/15/2018 2:00:00 PM)

    A stupendous write is always revisited by virtue of its power to motivate and inspire. This piece has this power. A great piece worth of being read again and again. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (3/15/2018 5:20:00 PM)

    Thanks Rose, for your kind words of encouragement. Always remain blessed.

  • Bipasha D (3/14/2018 2:19:00 PM)

    A magnificent piece that's worth several readings.
    Mandela is surely a Symbol Of The Struggle. He is also a symbol of patience and persistence...
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    Chinedu Dike (3/14/2018 3:51:00 PM)

    Beautiful and insightful appraisal of the poem, Bipasha. Thanks a million times and do remain enriched.

  • (3/9/2018 1:39:00 PM)

    A timeless political write. You have immortalized Nelson Mandela on the canvas of your powerful poem. Nelson Mandela is a man of courage and perseverance and worked tirelessly to free his country from an oppressive government. He proved that with strength of conviction nothing is impossible.A true treasure of South Africa as well as the whole world.10 (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (3/9/2018 2:50:00 PM)

    Beautiful and insightful appraisal of the poem. Thanks a million times, Rose. Always remain blessed.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (3/4/2018 3:05:00 AM)

    Nelson Mandela’s life was not bed of roses! He is the man who has faced all pains, perils, hardships and every odds of life in a manner that no man on this earth has ever faced! When a man feels downed in the sea of despair, he must follow the foot prints of this great man! It’s a piece that I find a lot of motivation and solace in my each visit! God bless you Chinedu! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (3/4/2018 12:51:00 PM)

    Lovely appraisal of the piece. Thanks Dillip. Remain blessed.

  • Maria Goodison (2/22/2018 4:14:00 PM)

    Amazing writing deeply felt words (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (2/22/2018 9:17:00 PM)

    Hi Maria, thanks for your beautiful appraisal of the poem. Always remain blessed.

  • (2/22/2018 1:44:00 AM)

    A great Tribute To Nelson Mandela, a noble prize winner: Thanks for writing a very nice and beautiful poem-10 (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (2/22/2018 3:07:00 AM)

    Hi Jaya, thanks for your beautiful comment. Always remain blessed.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/17/2018 4:55:00 AM)

    It's a priceless piece of work! This great man has shown courage, character, a lot of values and morals to the human society! You have brilliantly depicted his noble virtues of this great 'The Peace Warrior' superbly! I find a lot of inspiration when I read this great piece of work again and again! Great. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (2/17/2018 3:53:00 PM)

    Thanks Dillip, you're a wonderful person. Always remain blessed.

  • (2/14/2018 6:01:00 PM)

    I truly love this poem and I love Mandela! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (2/14/2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Hi Jez, thanks for your beautiful comment and kind words of encouragement. Always remain enriched.

  • Kamesh Mahendrawada (2/11/2018 12:41:00 AM)

    A great poem about the great icon, even we indians honour him a lot. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (2/11/2018 2:02:00 AM)

    Hi Kamesh, thanks a million times for your wonderful comment. Always remain enriched.

  • Paul Butters (2/9/2018 6:33:00 PM)

    A great poem about a truly great man. Well done! ! ! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (2/9/2018 8:17:00 PM)

    Beautiful appraisal of the poem Paul. Thanks a million times and do remain blessed.

  • Doc Banks (2/1/2018 7:10:00 AM)

    this is a lovely poem... rich in decription and vivacious with emotion! I love it Chinedu... well written emotional acount of a rainbow man! ! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (2/1/2018 11:39:00 AM)

    Hi Docbanks, thanks for your insightful appraisal of the poem, and your kind words of encouragement. Always remain blessed.

  • Malabika Ray (1/30/2018 7:45:00 AM)

    What a tribute to a great warrior! The language matches perfectly the theme of freedom and liberty. The line Apartheid Demon persisted in its treachery brings out poet's emotions and reactions about the struggle Nelson Mandela went through. Excellent work! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (1/30/2018 9:23:00 AM)

    Beautiful and insightful appraisal of the poem Ray. Thanks a million times and stay enriched.

  • Levi Mccool Strauss (1/28/2018 5:03:00 PM)

    Well Written Autobiographical Style Poem.

    Nelson Mandela

    Poverty Is Man Made And Can Be Removed By Human Beings.
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    Chinedu Dike (1/28/2018 6:46:00 PM)

    Hi Levi, thanks for your insightful comment. Always remain blessed.

  • (1/27/2018 4:51:00 AM)

    The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus! Like this poem (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (1/28/2018 2:44:00 PM)

    Beautiful comment Jiten. Thanks a million times and do stay enriched.

  • (1/26/2018 6:14:00 AM)

    A tale of a great leader, the iconic man is beautifully presented in this poem. A great tribute to the great man who deserves all praise for his intrinsic virtues for all time to come. A great poem...10 (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (1/26/2018 2:42:00 PM)

    Beautiful and insightful comment Anjali. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and do remain enriched.

  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (1/8/2018 9:17:00 PM)

    A great Hero. Huge inspiration for the World (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (1/8/2018 10:48:00 PM)

    Beautiful and inspiring comment. Thanks Kumar and remain blessed.

  • Frank Adie (1/8/2018 4:41:00 PM)

    A masterpiece. Poetically weaved. Vividly captured, A poem of poems. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (1/8/2018 8:06:00 PM)

    An awesome comment from a dear friend. Thanks Frank and do remain enriched.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 13, 2018

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