Chinedu Dike

Gold Star - 41,637 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

  • Gold Star - 23,446 Points * Sunprincess * (9/4/2015 8:13:00 AM)

    .........a great tribute...I feel he will always be remembered....thank you for sharing ★ (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (9/4/2015 8:20:00 AM)

    Hi Sunprincess, thanks for your lovely comment. Always remain blessed.

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  • Rookie - 254 Points Deepanshu Malik (8/31/2015 9:16:00 AM)

    osm tribute to nelson mandela, thanx for writing this poem, its motivate me much (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 254 Points Deepanshu Malik (9/1/2015 10:53:00 AM)

    sir plz read my 2nd poem-story of my love.i am just a beginer and u are a professional so i want a push

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/31/2015 9:54:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 138 Points Paul Ogbuigwe (8/30/2015 9:50:00 AM)

    I love your tactful use of poignant metaphors, it helps the mind paint quite an exceptional picture of the man. Wonderful tribute and powerful poem. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/30/2015 10:12:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 136 Points Balambal Suryanarayanan (8/30/2015 7:51:00 AM)

    nice tribute to him. I'm so sorry that i read such a tribute very late. great usage of words. proud that you donated it to a man like him (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/30/2015 10:01:00 AM)

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

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/30/2015 9:10:00 AM)

    Hi Balambal, thanks for your kind words of encouragement and objective appraisal of my poem. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 68 Points Regether Pair (8/29/2015 3:42:00 PM)

    Beautiful! Strong words. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/29/2015 4:20:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 57 Points Neil Godden (8/28/2015 3:04:00 PM)

    Chinedu, poems like yours remind of the grace of the truly great people. Very well written and I enjoyed it very much. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/28/2015 3:37:00 PM)

    Hi Niel, thanks you so much for your kind words of encouragement and objective appraisal of my poem. Remain blessed.

  • Silver Star - 3,032 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (8/28/2015 4:25:00 AM)

    '...[I]t is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.' Silence,
    Pregnant with dreadful menace in court ensued. i am a great Fan of Great Nelson Mandela-
    you have really given a great tribute to him. pl. write about his 27 years of hard labour in prison. he was all the time inspired by Mahtma Gandhi of India and Jesus Christ. thank you my dear Poet. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/28/2015 4:35:00 AM)

    Thanks a million times Dr. Tony for your kind words of encouragement. Always remain blessed.

  • Freshman - 809 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (8/28/2015 3:30:00 AM)

    A great depiction of great achievement of a mountain like personality. Nelson Mandela is a hero for every one through out the world who loves democracy. Thanks for sharing. Always remain blessed. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/28/2015 4:34:00 AM)

    Hi Ratnakar, thanks for your kind words of encouragement and objective appraisal of my poem. Always remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 337 Points Dee Corpolongo (8/26/2015 10:15:00 PM)

    A beautifully described poem of a man of love and peace....a wonderfully gifted soul, that will live on in many hearts! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/26/2015 11:10:00 PM)

    Hi Dee, a million thanks for your lovely and kind comment. Always remain blessed.

  • Freshman - 516 Points Ammu Sachariah (8/26/2015 6:19:00 PM)

    A beautiful tribute to Nelson Mandela. I loved it (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/26/2015 7:14:00 PM)

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

  • Freshman - 505 Points Free Bird (8/26/2015 8:39:00 AM)

    A nice tribute tl Nelson Mandela.great work.thanks for sharing it with us. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/26/2015 9:10:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 307 Points Nancy Oyula (8/25/2015 4:32:00 AM)

    The noble Mandela is truly an icon adored world over. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/25/2015 5:05:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 199 Points Verter Mcdougald (8/24/2015 2:12:00 PM)

    I really love your poem. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/24/2015 2:17:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 342 Points Rapunzel P (8/20/2015 11:19:00 PM)

    A really beautiful creation showing respect towards The great Mandela...it really inspires.Also the piece is beautifully created with rhymes and wordings.I wish i can have such great vocabulary with me and may creat something like this.Thanks for sharing this and personally ask me to read such a beautiful poem. otherwise i would have miss something great.Keep it up. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/21/2015 12:51:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 94 Points Cloud Sans (8/20/2015 11:12:00 AM)

    it is a great poem. I like the way you showed your feeling towards Mandela. i had a goosebumps here. thumbs up. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/20/2015 11:54:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 33 Points Olaf-sebastian Krysik (8/20/2015 2:58:00 AM)

    Great poem which gets the message across in a smooth fashion. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/20/2015 3:20:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 33 Points Olaf-sebastian Krysik (8/20/2015 2:56:00 AM)

    Great rhyme with a beautiful message. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/20/2015 3:18:00 AM)

    Hi Krysik, thanks a million times for your lovely and kind words of encouragement. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 398 Points Ranil Gunawardena (8/19/2015 11:08:00 PM)

    Nelson Mandela
    The Immortal Icon
    A reason for a people
    To live like human

    The charismatic qualities
    The breadth and the depth
    The weight unseen
    Could bring a building down... if seen

    Leaving the past behind
    Fresh walk! to the future
    Only a man can do
    With an unbelievable caliber

    Like a huge magnet
    Like the one inside a black hole
    Drew whoever who came towards him
    To make him cannot leave him

    Such a great space in the universe
    In the form of a simple man
    The Immortal Icon
    Nelson Mandela (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/19/2015 11:18:00 PM)

    Hi Ranil, thanks a million times for your comprehensive appraisal of my poem. Always remain blessed.

    Rookie - 398 Points Ranil Gunawardena (8/19/2015 11:17:00 PM)

    noticed a type... A reason for people

  • Rookie - 220 Points Billie Jessie (8/19/2015 12:06:00 PM)

    i really do love this poem. its amazing and very well thought out (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/19/2015 12:12:00 PM)

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

  • Freshman - 868 Points Jitesh Shah (8/16/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    very nice poem sir i like it (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (8/16/2015 11:05:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 4, 2014


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