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CONTENTS and Madiba Nelson Mandela

Updated on December 17, 2013
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Nelson Mandela, First Lady Graca, and Sri Chinmoy
Nelson Mandela, First Lady Graca, and Sri Chinmoy

Madiba Nelson Mandela

He came from a village of Love and Light;

Was confined to a cell of darkness-night.

A prisoner of torture that mimicked hell,

Affected his health on his lungs would tell.

Yet he rose to forgive, reconcile with his enemies;

Showed a heart of compassion that flowed with ease.

Husband, Father and President, God’s tool he became,

Forgiving and loving in this birthless game.

No blacks; no whites, but transcendent love,

As Grace implemented, direct from above.

Winnie came at a time to inspire the fight,

O dignity, poise, Graca’s goodness-flooded Light.

Madiba, the world embraces your life’s God-beauty-Spirit,

R.I.P. with His blessings in your Kunu sweet. – Manatita 16th December, 2013.

Serenity | Source


CONTENTS: that which adorn the insides of a scroll, nourish my entrails; fills my head with garbage, or awaken the beauty of the Soul.

ORDER: A longed for discipline in this seemingly chaotic and meandering world, generally appearing to drift recklessly and without purpose, and yet,

NURTURING our joys and sorrows, like the heavenly drops that create mud, yet tills the soil, to prevent aridity and disenchantment.

TOWARDS a golden shore my heart is beckoning and searing upwards, through crying aspirations, and ever-transcending horizons of the Great Unknown.

ENTERING: That which may appear as shadows or a sparkle of Light; May take me to the caverns beneath or the blazing glory of Paradise.

NEVER once dreaming that my bondage-shell will one day crack and open to the song of Immortality,

TOWERING in its opulence and majesty, and freeing me from my darkness-chains.

SILENCE: Now I am finally the child of infinity’s dream, and serenity reigns supreme. - Manatita 17th December, 2013.


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      4 years ago from london

      Last night, in our annual Christmas circus, I played the sign interpreter first, and Mandela afterwards. He was a very good man. Blessed Christmas to you, too, my Friend.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Very nice tribute to a deserving man Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Merry Christmas, Vkwok,

      Endless love and great Peace. Gratitude, gratitude ...

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing tribute to a great man.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      You know me, my sweet. Even my darkest poems end this way. You will tell me that God never let's go of us. How true! Onwards ever!! Give your grandson a hug for me. Endless peace.

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      4 years ago from london

      Yes Bill,

      A giant towering among us humans and a great inspiration to all God's children, of how great we can also be. All we need is to try and have Faith. Have a great Christmas, bro.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Your poem expresses sweet sentiments which are the thoughts of many. Thank you for speaking on our behalf.

      In CONTENTS, it is interesting that the only negative word-never, is a description of hope. Good work!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well done! A beautiful tribute to an extraordinary human being.

      blessings always



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