Mandela - The Immortal Icon Poem by Chinedu Dike

Mandela - The Immortal Icon

Rating: 4.4


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.






NOTES
This compact synopsis of Dr Nelson Madiba Mandela is a story about his 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.

The piece is a poetic portrait of the cosmopolitan statesman, whose enigmatic radiance of love was tested far beyond the experience flesh has to endure. 

It is a soulful tale about the great icon of peaceful resistance, whom upon his release from prison after serving for 27 years, was overwhelmingly elected as the first President of a democratic 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.

Mandela - The Immortal Icon
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: freedom,liberty,slavery,nelson mandela
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Asit Kumar Sanyal 14 September 2014

This is a great poem. You have exquisite vocabulary for beautifying your poem. I am a fan of Nelson Mandela. A big salute to him.

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Oluwatosin Thomas 21 March 2019

What a world of creativity, where thoughts and ideas are expressed only through pen. Truly the pen is mightier than a sword. This is well structured, nice work.

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Chinedu Dike 21 March 2019

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

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Guido Blokland 11 April 2019

Mandela was an inspiration and an icon of hope to many.

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Chinedu Dike 12 April 2019

Hi Guido, thanks for your beautiful comment. remain blessed.

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Tamara Beryl Latham 20 May 2022

Beautiful synopsis of Nelson Mandela's life and I'm certain he would be proud of the words you've penned. Thank you for sharing. : -)

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soren Barrett 20 April 2022

A beautiful and powerful poem full of very vivid and powerful images. It is hard to believe that men like him and Mahatma Gandhi walked the earth in our life times

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me poet yeps poet 26 March 2022

YES HE WAS A GREAT MAN UNEQUALLED TO ANY IN THEN SOCIETY GREAT TRIBUTE GIVE THEE

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Ayatullah Nurjati 17 January 2022

He was a person I really admired. Such a poem that touches the heart

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George Horn 07 January 2022

Axgreat wtite.

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Chinedu Dike

Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State; Nigeria.
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