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Great Humility In Nelson Mandela (P)

Updated on June 16, 2016

A Man Of Justice For All


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?

















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      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.

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      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.

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

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

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      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.

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      Word 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. -;)

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

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

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

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

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      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.

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for your very gracious comment Crystal :-)

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Lovely, he was a great man.

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

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

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

      Super poem. Great tribute to a great leader.

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

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

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

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      Word 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!

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      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.

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

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

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      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"!

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      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,


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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

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

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      Geri 4 years ago

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

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

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

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      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.

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

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

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago


      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,


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      Word 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.

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      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!

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      Word 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.

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      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.

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      Word 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.

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      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!

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      Great tribute to a fine man


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      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

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      Word 4 years ago from Chicago

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

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      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!


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