Olanrewaju Kolade

Rookie (23rd December,1993 / Osun State, Nigeria.)

Madiba Lives


He dehumanized inhumanity
By humanizing humanity
He defeated defeat
By strangling fear to death
Madiba uprooted the weeds of apartheid
With the hoe of selflessness.


He is an oak of great height
He paid the price for greatness
By standing on a quicksand
He held on
Until a rock appeared beneath.

He walked in perilous ways
A long walk, he called it
A walk through the land of captivity
He was sustained during the journey
Faith, determination and courage
Accompanied him during the walk
He came out freed
Not alone but with all.

He bailed freedom out of jail
By living with freedom in jail
Both came out together victorious
Live Madiba, freedom still lives
Hold the hands of freedom
Raise your fist; a sledge hammer
And let death flee
Knowing you still yearn for freedom.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NELSON MANDELA (95yrs.)

Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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A poem written in honour of Nelson Mandela.

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