Monday, December 9, 2013

Liberia Mourns Nelson Mandela


Tribute: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela [1918 – 2013]

Here, tears laced, the
broken heart must dance
What must have
been a great loss to Afrika
Has turn into stumping
     feet of songs for joy in Soweto!

In merriment of a
drum major who played the bass 

Gandhi must be pleased
that apartheid mailed us
Two giants---fathers of two nations
sprung like wells from evil
Excellence is inexplicable where
     malevolence brings out the worse in man