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Mzansi And The Ballot Box

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Millions queued in lines before Arbiter Of Disputes.
Hopes were high,
Duty and resolve holding firm.
Hearts dance with spirit of Emancipation,
Each with ammo stronger than bullet,
Ready to dislodge a fiendish cabal out of Power.
All conscious of long night of tribulation.
Singly, the weapons were discharged
Into The Receptacle Of Liberty;
Upon which they received baptisms of Freedom.

Inside the altar tugs of war ensued:
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Mzansi And The Ballot Box
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: democracy,freedom,inspirational,liberty
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Mzansi is another name for South Africa. The story is about her first democratic election.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM

A vivid depiction of attaining democracy. Yes, we fight for democracy to enjoy wonders of existence.

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A magnificent poem brilliantly woven and presented.

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D Loveday Morris 29 July 2020

Nelson Mandela was and will always be remarkable and an inspiration for me. I enjoy the tribute that you have written for him.

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Ketan Hukare 11 June 2020

The poem is so powerful and inspiring. I feel the struggle in South Africa and pray that humanity lives and grows with brotherhood and peace. Very well penned.

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Chinedu Dike 11 June 2020

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

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A powerful and inspiring write. Yes, the ballot box is the receptacle of liberty. A sacred tool to determine the popular will. The embodiment of the rights and hearts of the people. An excellent write brilliantly conveyed and crafted. Very informative.

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Chinedu Dike 06 April 2020

Hi Rose, thanks for your kind comment and insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain blessed.

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Alison Mujati 31 March 2020

Thanks for a vivid reminder Long live Madiba, gone but not forgotten

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Chinedu Dike 31 March 2020

Hi Alison, thanks for your comment. Remain enriched..........

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Michael Walker 04 February 2020

In 1994, true democracy came to South Africa when apartheid ended. The ANC prevailed at the ballot box-where it counts.

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Chinedu Dike 05 February 2020

Hi Michael, thanks for your insightful comment. Remain enriched.

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Louis Rams 17 January 2020

a well penned eulogy to south africa and Mandela and very well explained in your notes - thanks for sharing

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Chinedu Dike 17 January 2020

Beautiful comment, Louis. Thanks and do remain enriched.

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Marie Shine 15 January 2020

Thank you for sharing this exquisitely penned tribute to 'The Prince of Peace' who left this world a better place than he found it through the many sacrifices which he made. Freedom is not free, there is a very high price paid for it and Mr. Mandala was more than happy to pay it, if his country was free of apartheid. A poetic gem which shines resplendently, Chinedu...

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Chinedu Dike 15 January 2020

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

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Unnikrishnan E S 22 August 2019

The poem highlights the power of democracy with acute sharpness. Tells us how apartheid was thrown to winds by the people. In South Africa. But it is a pity that apartheid is still alive and kicking in many minds. Please take time to read my poem, “Mother of Emmet Till”, along with the poet’s Note on it.

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Chinedu Dike 23 August 2019

Really an insightful comment, Unnikrishnan. Remain enriched.

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