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THE MADIBA WITHIN - REFLECTING ON THE LIFE OF A LEGENDARY LEADER OF OUR GENERATION; THE GREATEST HUMAN BEING.

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THE MADIBA WITHIN - REFLECTING ON THE LIFE OF A LEGENDARY LEADER OF OUR GENERATION; THE GREATEST HUMAN BEING.

Post by sol_drethedon on Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:13 pm

Why do we need a new Madiba?
When the Madiba seed remains unnurtured within us?
Why does the world crave for a new Mandela?
When the Mandelas of our land are still behind bars?
Why do we worry about who will fit in his shoes?
When our own shoe laces remain untied?

He ate the truth with all its bitter taste
He grabbed the apartheid beast by the horns
He dared his enemies with harmless hands
And broke his jail doors with a flash of smile

But with all that we disagree
He wasn’t good enough - we say
He was crafted, made to shine when he should have been in the dark
His feat is too bright for our eyes
So we bring him down – even in death
We pull him down to our level
For what he prepared in his kitchen of freedom
Is too hot for us to chew

We scratch for loopholes
We search for cracks in his life
A life he admitted wasn’t saintly

Across the street, we scramble to hold the hem of his cloak
Compete to tell the world how much we knew him
How close we were to him – even for just a handshake
So we climb high pulpits and spew crowd-rousing syllables
We tell the word of his wonders, his greatness
And forget about our tails
The thorny tails whipping to shreds greatness in our own backyard

So when will the candle of bravery light up our homes?
When simple truths are too hot for our plastic tongues?
When shall we speak?
When the comfort of silence is so tempting?
When shall we awaken the Madiba within us?
Before we can ask for a new Mandela for the world?












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