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

  • Christina Chin (12/4/2018 5:27:00 PM)


    Great tribute to an amazing man! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (12/4/2018 11:21:00 PM)

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

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  • Tommy Wigington (11/24/2018 4:28:00 AM)


    Stunning absolutely amazing! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (11/24/2018 9:20:00 AM)

    Hi Tommy, thanks for your awesome comment. Remain blessed.

  • (11/23/2018 1:36:00 PM)


    A poem on Nelson Mandela is not enough, he was a good leader for African people, people all over the world know him, I am glad to read the poem (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (11/23/2018 3:05:00 PM)

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

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (11/18/2018 7:58:00 PM)


    amazing tribute to Nelson Mandela (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (11/18/2018 10:27:00 PM)

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

  • (11/12/2018 3:13:00 AM)


    I convey my gratitude to him (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (11/12/2018 7:49:00 AM)

    Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. Remain enriched.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/11/2018 1:58:00 AM)


    A great poem! An invaluable piece of sparkling diamond! My great pleasure revisiting this magnificent piece of poetry! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (11/11/2018 10:15:00 AM)

    Thanks Dillip. Remain enriched.

  • (11/5/2018 4:12:00 PM)


    powerful (Report) Reply

    (11/6/2018 7:32:00 AM)

    Thanks Negro. Remain blessed.

  • Milkyboy Galia (11/1/2018 5:26:00 PM)


    Very Good sir. It speaks will for this great man Mandela. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (11/1/2018 6:58:00 PM)

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

  • (11/1/2018 11:28:00 AM)


    A fantastic tribute to a great leader who gave comfort and hope to many.
    A great write.
    (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (11/1/2018 5:10:00 PM)

    Hi Dave, thanks a million times for your lovely comment. Remain blessed.

  • Nadia Umber Lodhi (10/27/2018 1:21:00 PM)


    Great tribute, great leader nalson mandala (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (10/27/2018 3:46:00 PM)

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

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (10/24/2018 11:03:00 AM)


    Typo......
    must be read....sacrifices
    (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (10/24/2018 4:59:00 PM)

    It's a common typing error. Thanks and do remain enriched.

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (10/24/2018 11:01:00 AM)


    A wonderful tribute.A useful piece of art.
    The greatness of a wonderful person must be written
    and must be read by all.
    Mandela's noble works and sacrifices will always be the guiiding
    light for all those who are committed to FREEDOM.
    This magnificent piece will always find a home in the hearts of many of us if not all.
    Revisiting this poem will inculcate in one's mind that greatNess is imbued with saxrifices.
    (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (10/24/2018 4:57:00 PM)

    Thanks for you beautiful appraisal of the piece, Rose. Always remain blessed.

  • Shaiful Islam Majumder (10/18/2018 8:54:00 AM)


    Salute Mandela.will be idol for the world forever against the miss-ruling world..... (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (10/18/2018 7:04:00 PM)

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

  • Butch Decatoria (10/11/2018 4:58:00 AM)


    At first I thought it was a misspelling of Mandala, then quickly realized it was about your idol Mandela. A good write on the man’s gigantic life turned legend. I wonder tho, mr. dike, if you had a Mandala Poem? Mandalas are beautiful, and my favorite... thank you for your reviews, peace... 😁 (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (10/11/2018 7:45:00 AM)

    Hi Butch, thanks for your comment. Remain blessed.

  • (9/29/2018 6:29:00 AM)


    - - -REZA HUNTER HERO. go home will ZeRO (Report) Reply

    (9/29/2018 7:09:00 AM)

    Hi Reza, thanks for your comment. Remain enriched.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (9/20/2018 10:10:00 AM)


    It's a timeless piece of work Chinedu! My great pleasure reading it time and again! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (9/20/2018 4:09:00 PM)

    Hi Dillip, thanks a million times and do remain blessed.

  • (9/15/2018 7:22:00 AM)


    Looming on the horizon, a sight of Equality.
    From abyss of darkness emerged The Institution;
    The Immortal Icon; and Mastermind of Rainbow Nation. A great A Tribute To Nelson Mandela......................10
    (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike (9/17/2018 7:55:00 AM)

    Hi Israj, thanks a million times for your beautiful appraisal of the piece. Remain enriched.

  • 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.

  • (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.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 3, 2018


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