Diana van den Berg

Veteran Poet - 1,290 Points (4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

The Nation's Birthday - Poem by Diana van den Berg

Today you are 87
and the nation celebrates
with you
for we all love you.
How you kept your sanity
your love of people
your sense of righteousness
and your humility
is a wonderful mystery.

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela
with love from the nation.

(18 July 2005)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 3, 2013

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