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Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Escaping tradition
Running away from responsibility
Only to be caught
By a greater responsibility
Chiseled by a quarry
Bathed in salty water
Seasoned by kelp banished to an island
Never forgetting
No man is an island
Even royalty
Heeding a calling
Caught forever
The trap Sisulu’s making
Tightened by Tambo
The nation falling onto the safety net
Thank you Madiba….

Excerpt from Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit

Copyright © knox mahlaba 2014
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit

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