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


Comments about Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike

  • Sarah 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 Dike(12/9/2019 5:31:00 AM)

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

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  • (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 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 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 Dike(11/17/2019 5:18:00 AM)

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

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

    Hi Mallika, thanks for your insightful appraisal of the piecep

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  • (11/8/2019 3:20:00 AM)

    A great ode to a wonderful man. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(11/8/2019 3:46:00 AM)

    Dear poet, thanks a million times for your beautiful appraisal of the piece. Remain enriched.

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  • (11/7/2019 2:46:00 PM)

    Good poem (Report)Reply

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

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

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

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

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

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  • (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 Dike(11/1/2019 4:18:00 PM)

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

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  • Vikas 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 Dike(11/1/2019 10:24:00 AM)

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

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  • Andrew Blakemore (10/31/2019 1:22:00 PM)

    An eloquent piece and a fitting tribute, well done. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(10/31/2019 6:20:00 PM)

    Hi Andrew, thanks a million times for your beautiful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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  • (9/29/2019 6:42:00 PM)

    Great poem with beautiful tone and intellectual context. I love the history you infused into it. Very creative diction, and homage paid to a legend. (Report)Reply

    (9/29/2019 6:45:00 PM)

    Hi Brian, thanks for your beautiful and insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (9/22/2019 10:37:00 PM)

    A poem executed with accuracy. Very informative.
    A great tribute to a great man and leader. Against all
    odds, he fought for freedom.
    A powerful write.
    (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(9/23/2019 2:34:00 AM)

    Thanks for your beautiful appraisal of the piece, Rose. Remain enriched.

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  • Chima Ononogbu (9/17/2019 9:13:00 AM)

    Chinedu this is one of the best well thought out rendition of poetic prowess. The poem appeals to all lovers of freedom across the globe. Timeless, indeed. Thanks. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(9/17/2019 9:33:00 AM)

    Hi Chima, thanks a million times for the beautiful comment. Remain enriched.

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  • (9/1/2019 9:45:00 PM)

    The poem of the century. (Report)Reply

    (9/4/2019 7:36:00 AM)

    Hi Jason, thanks for your awesome comment. Remain enriched.

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  • Ghislaine Vandevoorde (8/23/2019 4:08:00 AM)

    i like this - i have great respect for nelson mandele as well (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(8/23/2019 6:03:00 PM)

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

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  • (8/22/2019 8:56:00 AM)

    Nelson Mandela is well known in India, as he is anywhere in the world. But he has a special connection with India. He is the true disciple of our Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(8/22/2019 10:41:00 AM)

    Hi Unnikrishnan, thanks for your beautiful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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  • (8/22/2019 8:53:00 AM)

    Wonderful tribute to the great icon of peaceful resistance Madiba. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(8/22/2019 10:45:00 AM)

    Thanks Unnikrishnan, for your beautiful appraisal of the poem. Remain blessed.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (8/21/2019 10:39:00 AM)

    The fathomless spirit of this great work on a great man civilization has ever produced drags me to read it time and again dear Chendu! Invaluable piece of work! You have indeed produced a work that you and your readers will cheeich forever! Stay always happy and blessed my good friend! (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(8/22/2019 10:47:00 AM)

    Thank you Dillip, for your kind words of encouragement. Remain blessed.

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  • (7/12/2019 1:06:00 PM)

    One of the greatest men in modern history. We love him. May God bliss him and light his grave. Best respect and regards. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(7/12/2019 5:47:00 PM)

    Hi Hemaidy, thanks for your beautiful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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  • Dipak Adhya (7/8/2019 8:32:00 AM)

    So beautifully written. One of my favourite Heroes. Thank.. (Report)Reply

    Chinedu Dike(7/8/2019 11:05:00 AM)

    Hi Dipak, 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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