christopher veremu

Peak Of Praise Is He Mandela - Poem by christopher veremu

Hebo Baba can hardly be enough greeting
I see lakes where your swollen feet traversed
In the wilderness rivers were born when you wept
Range of mountains where of necessity you rested

I hear your voice see your vision for Africa in the wind
Listen to secret messages in songs of birds in the trees
Swear they loudly say no easy walk no respite no quiet rest
In much humbled cuddly softness in steely core it passed test

Hear swear do I muffled copulating of twin seas making golden cape
See harsh silent thrust of the Nile upward bound daring try escape
Wrathful sired anger of that other great Kilimanjaro her first name
Up west gusty onslaught Sahara blizzard sweeps all in its angry wake

Baba my voice fails how shall I praise you when robbed for sound
Refuse command will residing chambers deep wilts can not be found
Will Gods coerce words beginning form at base of my heart shout loud
Lord help oil blackman's wheel so hasten fast cover richer ground

Baba we pray for you night over day as you pray for all selfless
I take a peak at the stars and see your arms dishing hope ceaseless
God made best investment in you how can there be debate not shameless
Your still image personifies His glory manifesting itself boundless

Of this God has made known created man in His image his very own
So personify graceful wisdom His compassion preserve of few chosen
How shall I praise you when you are immune flattery to you barren
How can I sum total everything you have done to a thankless brethren

I pray dare try walk slowly in the shadow of your path unfafraid
Have fed my soul on your ways teachings lighting up the heavens
Been blessed washed by your laughter shining the sun on every face
To your royal feet welded am I march into dewy tomorrow bear witness

I see a huge dream begin to cyrstallize with each golden moment this
A giant vision continues heavenwards march purpose filled with bliss
Fiery quest bathes African man's claim on God's table a just demand
Right not acquired but birthright be called God's children all asked

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is in praise of Africa's greatest citizen, Nelson Mandela

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 31, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 31, 2013

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