Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Tribute to Nelson Mandela ode

What manner of global icon so venerated?
A sage of global repute,
a demi-god politically deified,
a martyr once resurrected
and a hero eternally celebrated.
Deeply rooted in the annals
of Africa’s peculiar history
are your seemingly unachieveable and
unparalleled accomplishments.
Did the same continent which
bore sit-tight tyrants
bear thee?
or were you anointed by
Divine hands to emancipate
and lead?
Oh Madiba, father of a
once polarized nation
and an epitome of
selfless and sacrificial
service,
the progenitor of a legacy
forever immortalized,
may you in the heavenly
realms be numbered with
the dignitaries of the
heavenly host.

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Joseph Ogbonna is a prolific Nigerian poet.Hewas born on the 1st of may 1975 in the Nigerian commercial capital of Lagos.He has published two volumes of poetry and a novel, currently on sale in Amazon, Barnes and noble, authorhouse and other bookshops around the World.Joseph is a lover of classical music and opera, and loves to read the Bible and literary works of metaphysical poets.He resides in Enugu, South-East Nigeria
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