Chinedu Dike

Gold Star - 32,289 Points (Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State; Nigeria.)

Mandela - The Immortal Icon - Poem by Chinedu Dike

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: A Tribute To Nelson Mandela. The story is about Mandela's 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. It is the story of a Cosmopolitan Juggernaut that epitomizes agape kind of love - the unadulterated love for humanity. A tale of a great leader who went 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 African - an affectionate name.


Comments about Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike

  • Rookie - 23 Points Jamie Winfrey (7/4/2015 12:07:00 PM)

    Well written and a great tribute to a man so deserving. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (7/4/2015 12:49:00 PM)

    Hi Jamie, thanks for your lovely comment. Remain blessed.

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  • Rookie - 253 Points Joe Davis (7/2/2015 10:20:00 PM)

    Powerful words bring out such positive emotions.So well done! He would be proud... (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (7/3/2015 12:24:00 AM)

    Hi Joe, thanks for your kind words of encouragement and objective appraisal of my poem. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 200 Points Mpho Nkadimeng (7/2/2015 8:17:00 PM)

    Lavishing I must say, you archive what I try to execute and that is the rendition of words to utmost justice (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (7/2/2015 9:20:00 PM)

    Thanks Mpho for your lovely and kind words of encouragement. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 200 Points Mpho Nkadimeng (7/2/2015 8:17:00 PM)

    Lavishing I must say, you archive what I try to execute and that is the rendition of words to utmost justice (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (7/2/2015 9:18:00 PM)

    Hi Mpho, thanks for your lovely and kind comment. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 71 Points Flora Losi (7/2/2015 5:03:00 PM)

    i love mandela and his courage. the world needs more leaders like him :) great and amazing poem :) (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (7/2/2015 5:08:00 PM)

    Hi Flora, thanks for your kind and lovely comment. Always remain blessed.

  • Gold Star - 15,344 Points Ramesh Rai (7/2/2015 11:03:00 AM)

    A beautiful rendition for the great icon. He made the dream of Mahatma Gandhi true. Thanks for sharing +10 (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (7/2/2015 11:45:00 AM)

    Hi Ramesh, thanks for your lovely comment. Remain blessed.

  • Freshman - 669 Points Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (7/2/2015 9:12:00 AM)

    Nice work. Keep writing. Homage to Madiba. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (7/2/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    Hi Joseph, thanks for your your kind comment. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 96 Points Ulka Tejaswini (7/1/2015 1:06:00 PM)

    Beautifully written! Unruffled he declares before High Justice:
    '...[I]t is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.' Silence,
    and From abyss of darkness emerged The Institution; are my favorite lines. I ended up reading and re-reading all your poems. :) (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (7/1/2015 1:12:00 PM)

    Hi Ulka, thanks for your lovely and kind words of encouragement. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 90 Points Azer Reza (6/30/2015 11:33:00 PM)

    Nelson Rohilala Mandela, deserves the tribute. Thank you, for writing such a wonderful poem in his memory. May God give peace to his soul. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/30/2015 11:46:00 PM)

    Hi Azer, thanks for your lovely and kind words of encouragement. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 116 Points Chirag Rai (6/28/2015 12:47:00 PM)

    A very nice tribute indeed, may his soul rest in peace and god bless you as well. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/28/2015 1:13:00 PM)

    Hi Chirag, thanks for your lovely and kind words of encouragement. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 76 Points Nishtha Trivedi (6/27/2015 9:31:00 AM)

    Amazing poem with powerful emotions, creating a beautiful tribute to a great man. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/27/2015 10:21:00 AM)

    Hi Nishtha, thanks for your lovely and kind comment. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 112 Points Kevin Scanlon (6/25/2015 3:37:00 PM)

    Amazing eloquence and emotion, it's like this poem bursts free from the page and flies into the air like a million rainbow butterflies. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/25/2015 5:05:00 PM)

    Hi Kevin, thanks a million times for your lovely and kind words of encouragement. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 72 Points Susan (mihika) Mishra (6/25/2015 12:08:00 PM)

    Mandela was an incredible man, a real hero. A lovely poem and a great tribute to a great man. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/25/2015 12:28:00 PM)

    Hi Susan, thanks for your kind words of encouragement and objective appraisal of my poem. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 11 Points Stella Jones (6/25/2015 9:25:00 AM)

    we all miss Mandela..he cant be juxtaposed anywhere anytime..Nice articulation of the poem..He has given life to so many and you have given life to him again..perfect.. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/25/2015 11:22:00 AM)

    Wonderful collaboration of words in appraisal of the poem. A million thanks Stella, may your future be greater than your past and present would let you dream of. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 183 Points Vishal Wadhwa (6/25/2015 2:35:00 AM)

    Let's keep our pens fuelled up, as one day they'll right destiny. You have put powerful words behind a great tribute to a great man. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/25/2015 3:22:00 AM)

    Hi Vishal, thanks for your kind words of encouragement and objective appraisal of my poem. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 268 Points Abdalla Juma Shenga (6/25/2015 2:08:00 AM)

    a great poem about a great man. couldn't have said better (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/25/2015 2:21:00 AM)

    Hi Juma, thanks for your lovely and kind comment. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 128 Points Oluwatomiwo Akinyemi (6/23/2015 10:24:00 PM)

    its a good poem which celebrates a true legend. the words legend is a small magnitude to even celebrate him. thanks for honouring such a great icon. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/24/2015 12:37:00 AM)

    Hi Akinyemi, thanks for your lovely and kind comment. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 36 Points Sj Holland (6/23/2015 12:32:00 PM)

    I like these 2 lines that contrast good and evil, and good always wins out, one way or another, But Apartheid demon persisted in its treachery....Looming on the horizon, a sight of Equality... Very good overview given of the origin of your poem. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/23/2015 1:03:00 PM)

    Hi Holland, thanks for your kind words of encouragement and objective appraisal of my poem. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 491 Points Kinyua Karanja (6/23/2015 5:36:00 AM)

    Great poem especially for an icon of true selfless leader. I like it's symbolic and imagery language. keep it there. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/23/2015 5:58:00 AM)

    Hi Kinyua, thanks for your lovely comment of encouragement and objective appraisal of my poem. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 111 Points khaled Elbalishy (6/20/2015 4:20:00 PM)

    Lovely poem about human right.In addition to using anagonisy like liberty salavery.Equality the best word for this poem (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 32,289 Points Chinedu Dike (6/20/2015 4:41:00 PM)

    Hi Khaled, thanks for your lovely comment and objective appraisal of my poem. Always remain blessed.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 4, 2014


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