Chinedu Dike

Gold Star - 35,936 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 - 114 Points Shanike Sydoney Palmer (7/27/2015 7:50:00 PM)

    This is wonderfully composed, keep it up Chinedu Dike, I like it. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/28/2015 1:10:00 AM)

    Hi Shanike, thanks for your wonderful comment. Always remain blessed.

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  • Rookie - 142 Points Ajit R Kanale (7/27/2015 8:11:00 AM)

    Shows the effect of one determined man in changing world history! Good work! Your choice of words is very inspiring. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/27/2015 1:43:00 PM)

    Hi Ajit, thanks for your lovely comment and objective appraisal of my poem. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 31 Points Laz Dixon (7/26/2015 8:01:00 PM)

    The line looming on the horizon has such a positive and joyous sense to it, overall a very powerful and emotive poem. Well done. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/26/2015 9:37:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 26 Points Wasim Khan (7/26/2015 6:40:00 AM)

    very motivational and inspiring......bravo! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/26/2015 7:34:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 22 Points Slimane Slimane (7/26/2015 4:09:00 AM)

    SO GOOD HAT OFF DEAR (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/26/2015 4:25:00 AM)

    Hi Slimane, lovely comment. Thanks and remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 452 Points Favour Ugwumba (7/26/2015 1:54:00 AM)

    Nice poem Nedu, Really touching. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/26/2015 4:29:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 273 Points Jude Lavu (7/24/2015 2:50:00 AM)

    Quite immersing. Great artistry/creativity and a piece worth a tribute to Mandela (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/24/2015 3:31:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 196 Points Rodgers Ogola (7/22/2015 6:37:00 AM)

    great poem it truly depicts the story of a great leader (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/22/2015 7:11:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 147 Points Mantsebo Gaojewe (7/22/2015 5:04:00 AM)

    Thank you Chine

    Inspiring piece of art :)

    What is heroic about Nelson Mandela is the fact the he had RSA's best interests in mind.
    He was a selfless and forgiving man regardless of what was happening and being denied the freedom of his own land and time with his loved ones, his past experience.

    In my view I think 27 years was perfect timing, God knows where our hearts are placed at any given time and Him saying NO prior to the 27 years was somehow perfect for us.

    We are forever grateful for Nelson’s good doings and will try our outmost best to continue with the legacy…
    Psalm 37: 37 “Consider the blameless, observe the upright, a future awaits those who seek peace.” (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/22/2015 5:43:00 AM)

    Hi Mantsebo, thanks for your lovely and insightful comment. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 66 Points Jeffrey Johnson (7/20/2015 1:30:00 PM)

    An incredible poetic tribute to the Great Nelson Mandela! You've acknowledge all of his greatest achievements and showed how impactful his life story was to affect all of us so positively. He's free now and we shall all join him in that freedom some day! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/20/2015 1:56:00 PM)

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

  • Freshman - 791 Points Divine Hearts (7/20/2015 6:37:00 AM)

    Superb! Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/20/2015 7:10:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 150 Points Rathod Vaishakh (7/20/2015 5:01:00 AM)

    its is so beautiful i feel it by heart o...great work.. thanks to share it. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/20/2015 5:34:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 53 Points Sukanta Mohapatra (7/20/2015 4:57:00 AM)

    Lovely tribute to a great person. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/20/2015 5:32:00 AM)

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

  • Freshman - 537 Points Vivek Singh (7/20/2015 12:06:00 AM)

    Touched. Reminded mandela. Thank you.. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/20/2015 1:12:00 AM)

    Hi Vivek, thanks for your comment. Remain blessed.

  • Rookie - 82 Points Ismael Subba (7/19/2015 1:05:00 PM)

    thanks for this good poem (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/19/2015 2:31:00 PM)

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

  • Freshman - 621 Points Nisar Masoom (7/18/2015 10:05:00 AM)

    A great poem that pays honorable homage to African leader Nelson Mandela.9/10. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/18/2015 12:32:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 358 Points Hadil Diaf (7/17/2015 5:56:00 AM)

    I really love your words, the way you talked about our African leader Mandela..
    Thank you (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/18/2015 12:31:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 306 Points Neal Beightol (7/16/2015 4:32:00 PM)

    Yes, I stumbled on this one originally by hitting the Random Poem button and remember thinking that it was a wonderful, lyrical tribute. Captures the fragile triumph of that period, when amidst great doubt and fear the victory of justice was ultimately wrought by the courage and undying strength of a single man, the symbol of a repressed people who would not let their dreams die. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/18/2015 12:28:00 PM)

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

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/16/2015 4:57:00 PM)

    Hi Neal, thanks a million times for your lovely and kind words of encouragement and objective appraisal of my poem. Always remain blessed.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,026 Points Ovi-enita Odiete (7/16/2015 2:53:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem. A Great tribute indeed... Thanks (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/16/2015 3:22:00 AM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,240 Points Shankaran Kutty (7/13/2015 4:41:00 AM)

    Wonderful tribute to an immortal leader. Powerful vocabulary, yet simple message. Can we ever be thankful enough to him, for having removed the greatest evil of modern times. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 35,936 Points Chinedu Dike (7/13/2015 7:40:00 AM)

    Hi Kutty, thanks for your lovely comment and objective appraisal of my poem. Remain blessed.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 4, 2014


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