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    A poem I wrote in memory of Nelson Mandela and The Rainbow Nation


    This is a poem I wrote for Madeba and The Rainbow Nation!!



    Now Madeba was a man

    Who did what he can;

    he stood up for everyone; now wether they were black or white, that was not within his sight;

    Because he believed in humans rights;

    So in 1963 came  the Rivonia trial;

    Madeba and friends they were placed in Cells;

    There they would spent most of there days;

    living just like political slaves.


    So during those years we all shed many tears;

    for our country was living under total fear;

    There was an uprising here and a uprising there;

    And if you open the papers propaganda everywhere.


    After 27 years Madeba was released; Negotiations took place, but violence increased; And not to long after that came our first Election;

    And to the Polls marched the Rainbow Nation;

    Even though the queues were so long; the people made there mark where they thought it belong;

    For the first time in our history all had a say;

    Democracy in our land seem to prevail from that day.


    So this is my message to the rainbow Nation;

    Come let's heal this land for the next generation;

    All of us can play a vital role; By building this country and making it whole;

    We should humble ourselves, go on our knees and pray;

    And The Lord Almighty will bless us each day;

    We should think about the future that lies ahead;

    And means and ways to earn our daily bread.


    RIP Madeba and God Bless the Rainbow Nation:)


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