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Chinedu Dike

Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State; Nigeria.
Chinedu Dike
Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State; Nigeria.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mandela - The Immortal Icon

Rating: 4.4
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - a colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
Once, entangled in the web of racist succubus;
Unruffled he declares before High Justice:
'[I]t is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.' Silence -
Pregnant with dreadful menace in court ensued.
A beast of burden consequent of unshakeable stance.
In the slammer Symbol Of The Struggle he attained;
But Apartheid demon persisted in its Treachery.
'Coalition Of Conscience' inspired outcry for Liberty;
Plagues of sanctions shatter manacles of Slavery.
Looming on the horizon - a sight of Equality.
From abyss of darkness emerged the Institution;
The Immortal Icon and Mastermind of Rainbow Nation.





NOTE: This compact synopsis of Dr Nelson Madiba Mandela
is a story about his journey from The Rivonia Trial
(where he was charged with TREASON -
an offence carrying death penalty by HANGING)
to Freedom and Democracy.

He was after much... sentenced to life imprisonment
with hard labour.

The piece is a poetic portrait of the cosmopolitan juggernaut,
whose enigmatic radiance of love was tested far beyond
the experience flesh has to endure. 

It is a soulful tale of the great icon of peaceful resistance,
who had gone from prison (for 27 years)to become
the first democratically elected President of South Africa.

May his wonderful and gentle soul continue to rest
in the Bosom Of Almighty God.


Mzansi is another name for South Africa - an affectionate name.
Chinedu Dike
Topic(s) of this poem: freedom,liberty,nelson mandela,slavery
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COMMENTS
Mashiur Rahman 08 January 2021
Great poetry geat Idol great personality great description.....+++10
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Martin Greyford 04 January 2021
the icon who lives on. this poem needs 10+++
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B.Raghurama Raju 31 December 2020
A geeat poem on a great person. South Africa means Sahara, Nile, Lion and Mandela to me.
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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 25 December 2020
A poem that one must read on Christmas day. The immortal icon - Nelson Mandela! Profound poem penned by the great poet Chinedu. Merry Christmas!
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Ashraf Kallod 04 December 2020
Very nice poem.All the best.congradulations
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Clyde King 22 November 2020
Great poem Chinedu. You are a talented and well educated writer. In the movie about Mr. Mandela it was noted that he memorized William E. Henley’s poem “Invictus.” A great poem too. Thank you for reading mine. Clyde Michael King
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Yiyan Han 17 November 2020
Good write. We shouldn't forget it was the pressure from the free world that helped him succeed as well. Just wonder how he would ponder on the reality today in S.A.
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Kyvin Nash 15 November 2020
He played his part...thank for sharing this memory!
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