ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Great Humility In Nelson Mandela (P)

Updated on June 16, 2016

A Man Of Justice For All

Source

Nelson Mandela The Man

A man that deserved the right to live

As did and does any human being

It seemed he was made with peace to give

And accepted as it the greatest thing


He was willing to suffer for himself and others

And finally was gratified

He exposed to us a miracle man

And for that we’re satisfied


He leaves us a legend-loving hero

Created by the living God

He shall be remembered for the abolishment

Of apartheid that made life so difficult and odd


So where do we go from here?

Do we need another man or even a woman to lead?

Or do we all get it to be fair through love

And help each other with love to succeed?


Mandela

M-an

A-alright

N-oteworthy

D-edicated

E-xcellent

L-oving

Articulate

Nelson

N-oble

E-xtraordinary

L-acing

S-incere

O-riginal

N-ationalizing

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • Au fait profile image

    C E Clark 

    3 years ago from North Texas

    Nelson Mandela was quite a guy! The world could benefit from more like him. You have written a great tribute to him.

  • profile image

    Francys 

    3 years ago

    Yeah. It's funny. When I think about the people who have gone on home, my mirmoees are usually around those little things in life we shared. Driving by the other day and seeing you mowing the lawn is a memory that will always make me smile. It's all just right in front of us sometimes.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you ubanichijioke, for admiring such a good human being. We thank God for Mandela.

  • ubanichijioke profile image

    Alexander Thandi Ubani 

    4 years ago from Lagos

    Your words have captured it all. it tells of the life of a man who gave all for all and through his humble mind won unity amidst disunity. He deserves a hero status world over. Good write.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you for the comment Nadine. You are also a special human being. I hope to someday visit South Africa. -;)

  • Nadine May profile image

    Nadine May 

    4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Thank you for a great tribute to a special human being.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you SweetiePie, that was a sensational testimony. Be blessed!

  • SweetiePie profile image

    SweetiePie 

    4 years ago from Southern California, USA

    The world lost someone great with Mandela. Wish more people could follow his example. I have a few friends online from South Africa, and they shared how Mandela truly helped to heal their country.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you for your very gracious comment Crystal :-)

  • Crystal Tatum profile image

    Crystal Tatum 

    4 years ago from Georgia

    Lovely, he was a great man.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you Ms Nadine, Good leaders deserve good recognition. Thank you for your superlative comment!

  • Nadine May profile image

    Nadine May 

    4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Super poem. Great tribute to a great leader.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you AUPADHYAY for stopping by and for the great comment.

  • AUPADHYAY profile image

    ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY 

    4 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

    Very thoughtful, glorious in art of writing of a poem, and meaningful hub. Thanks for sharing it.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Hello again Teaches12345, I feel compelled to give credit where it is due.Your comment is very well appreciated and attests to the fact that Nelson Mandela's purpose was not served in vain. Happy Holidays!

  • teaches12345 profile image

    Dianna Mendez 

    4 years ago

    This is a wonderful tribute to Nelson Mandela. The world has lost a great and wonderful leader. May we not forget what he has done to help mankind.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you AliciaC. Your comment is certainly award winning. Like you avatar too. It represents you well.

  • AliciaC profile image

    Linda Crampton 

    4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a lovely tribute to an amazing person, word55. There are some great men and women in the world today, but Nelson Mandela's story is especially inspirational. I love the final line of your poem - we certainly should "help each other with love to succeed"!

  • Romeos Quill profile image

    Romeos Quill 

    4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

    A great poetic tribute Word to an equally noteworthy man of astonishing integrity, whose light shone brightly in a dark period of history, now returning to his true home.

    Not a bad innings at ninety-five years' old, and a very fit man from what I heard. When he was in prison, I heard that he woke his cellmate up at five a.m. every morning with the sound of him running on the spot lol!

    A great inspiration to all colours and creeds, as a magnetic personality of loving-kindness who led by luminescent example, rising to greatness.

    Thanks for the read.

    All the Best,

    R.Q.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you Geri for commenting. A man like Mr. Mandela was greatly needed in our society.

  • profile image

    Geri 

    4 years ago

    Great message in your poem! Nelson Mandela set a great example and your tribute to him is much appreciated.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thanks janshares for your beautiful comments regarding Mr. Mandela. He was appreciated and admired more than we thought.

  • janshares profile image

    Janis Leslie Evans 

    4 years ago from Washington, DC

    Great tribute and question posed about continuing the love and standard Mandela set for us to follow. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about a great man.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thanks again Kim for the recognizing of Mr. Mandela and your continuous kind words . You are a real trooper -:)

  • profile image

    ocfireflies 

    4 years ago

    word55,

    Thank you for recognizing someone who literally changed the world.

    What a gift he provided by walking the walk.

    Many Blessings to you for recognizing this incredible human being.

    Thank You,

    Kim

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    You are welcome my dear. The leadership that Mandela performed showed that he was a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ. He studied the Bible very well. We all need to do so as well for ourselves.

  • profile image

    Lonya 

    4 years ago

    It's is with great pleasure to read such a meaningful but beautiful poem to inspire and educate us all of who Mandela was. Each word was very direct and I love it. Where do we go from here? That's a question that with his guidance shouldn't be a problem figuring out because of his great leadership to follow. Thanks dad for the time and efforts to touch people by this poem. I'm truly touched and inspired!

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you so much MsDora. Life is much better for all people at the results of Mandela's dedication and struggles for justice and equality.

  • MsDora profile image

    Dora Weithers 

    4 years ago from The Caribbean

    Your poem is deserving tribute to Mandela, man of great courage, man who impacted the world, making it a better place. Your question is valid: Where do we go from here? Each one can make the decision to continue Mandela's struggle in the interest of all mankind. Thank you.

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Hey Jackie, thank you for that. I think you are a great woman. I appreciate the uplifting you do here on the site.

  • Jackie Lynnley profile image

    Jackie Lynnley 

    4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    It will be hard to come across another human being like Nelson Mandela. You knew who he was, there was no question or mystery, he was a great man!

  • profile image

    Rayne123 

    4 years ago

    Great tribute to a fine man

    Blessings

  • johly beichhualai profile image

    Johly Beichhualai 

    4 years ago from Mizoram

    Great poem.Remind me of this great personality.Thanks for writing a poem which i had been trying to write on the subject. Beautiful and inspiring

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    4 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you wrenchBiscuit for your honorable stand. May God continue to bless your endeavors -:)

  • wrenchBiscuit profile image

    Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

    4 years ago

    The entire world let this man languish in a prison for 27 years! Now,because of favorable public opinion towards Mandela, many of the bottom feeders in Washington D.C. will say good things about him.I am glad that he has moved up the ladder.He was too good for this evil place.God Bless Mandela!

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)