Stanley Collymore


Your Considerable And Historic Legacy Will Enduringly Live On, Mama Winnie Mandela - Poem by Stanley Collymore

By Stanley Collymore,

You were s resolute and steadfast beacon of illumination,
inspiration, consolation and unchanging reassurance
during those hideously barbaric years of apartheid
attendant with their premeditatedly conceived
and inhumanly inflicted atrocities directly
associated, not only with the iniquities
of apartheid itself but also the barbarous policies of
Black subjugation virulently and malevolently
attested through the intensely implemented
disadvantages of social, economic and
academic exclusion but additionally
and rather significantly as well,
political disenfranchisement.

Calculatedly created and insidiously established
encumbrances that purposely and effectively
constrained and inescapably killed off all
perceptibly pragmatic hopes of Black
societal emancipation and political
empowerment stone cold dead.
But you Mama Winnie: a formidable, relentless
and successful fighter against these callously
devised, spitefully enduring and rigorously
performed injustices, inspirationally and
coherently imbued in the rest of us, the
matching persistence and unwavering
steadfastness abounding in yourself
to carry on regardless, in our joint
fight against the overabundance
of social and human injustices
that our Black Race, not only
presently but unremittingly
for several centuries now
has also been intensely,
injuriously and rather
cold-heartedly been
evilly subjected to.

And although this uncompromising and committed
war for our unquestionable human rights, social
entitlements and characteristic self-esteem as
fellow human beings isn't at all universally
recognized let alone supportively aided
by others, or on our part completely
gained entirely on our struggles - nevertheless
thanks tremendously to you, Mama Winnie
and your most efficacious combat against
apartheid - our own distinctive battles
for unresolved justice and equality
will assuredly and unremittingly
carry on, until the day of our
triumphant and deserving
freedom finally dawns.

© Stanley V. Collymore
20 April 2018.


Author's Comments:
Hail to you Winnie Madikzela Mandela! A stalwart and courageous warrior for Black dignity and our malevolently trampled on sensitivities. A liberator of everything good within our Black race and an outstandingly commendable and inspirational creator of a legacy that will enduringly live on in the hearts and minds not only of those who were fortunate to know you and likewise observe your struggle while you were living amongst us, but will also carry on as a highly illuminating beacon for countless future generations of Black people and genuinely emancipated women across Africa, throughout its global Diaspora and the rest of humanity.

Therefore, now that your admirable and successful work on earth is completed rest, dear and sweet Lady, deservingly in eternal peace together with your Almighty and benevolent Creator and the Heavenly host of Angels of which you yourself are now one of them. And in bidding you a fond farewell, but most definitely no goodbye, I earnestly look forward to the glorious and the most rewarding opportunity of meeting up with again in person in eternity. God Bless and on earth and among our still subjugated Black Race especially - Amandla Awetu!

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hail to you Winnie Madikzela Mandela! A stalwart and courageous warrior for Black dignity and our malevolently trampled on sensitivities. A liberator of everything good within our Black race and an outstandingly commendable and inspirational creator of a legacy that will enduringly live on in the hearts and minds not only of those who were fortunate to know you and likewise observe your struggle while you were living amongst us, but will also carry on as a highly illuminating beacon for countless future generations of Black people and genuinely emancipated women across Africa, throughout its global Diaspora and the rest of humanity.

Therefore, now that your admirable and successful work on earth is completed rest, dear and sweet Lady, deservingly in eternal peace together with your Almighty and benevolent Creator and the Heavenly host of Angels of which you yourself are now one of them. And in bidding you a fond farewell, but most definitely no goodbye, I earnestly look forward to the glorious and the most rewarding opportunity of meeting up with again in person in eternity. God Bless and on earth and among our still subjugated Black Race especially - Amandla Awetu!

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