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Author Name: Freeikoli 2 Comments
Date Added: December 21, 2004 03:12:31 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Letter to Mandela
To Mandela, I lift my hat, To Ghandi, I bow my head, To King, I shake his hand, To Biko... They walked the walk, Climbed the steep, On their shoulders, honor, respect, love… The pillars of morality. Rebuke was their wage, In the path of morality prying eyes prod the flesh. Sweats, tears, blood… Still they continued. Ephemeral wealth clouded the immoral, Still they continued. A dream, like a distant light they saw, A summit from the feet of the steep, they dreamed. Man, conceived by love, he lives to hate. They chose love. Man, conceived as equal, he lives to discriminate. They chose equality. Many have perished on the journey. Rebuke was your wage, But immortality is your verdict. The summit, we have not reached. But we will, we must. Your sacrifices were not in vein. To you all... I lift my hat, I bow my head, I shake your hand.
Author's Notes:
to Steve Biko,to Ghandi,to Mandela,to Mother Theressa,to Martin Luther King,to the many who lived and live to better the lives of others.
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Comment By: FreeScarface on November 4, 2005 07:18:14 AM Report
well written my brother, very good write

Comment By: FreeSoulfulPoeticKing on January 4, 2005 01:57:17 PM Report
this is a very good write..your poem has created so much images and power of your words..


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