A Poem for Madiba

Guardian_pic_of_nelson_mandelaby Mandela Tribute13 Dec 2013

by Rabiatu Bobboi

O Madiba, the fervent Rolihlahla
you opened the doors
of freedom and equality
in uMzantsi Afrika.
Dearly referred to as Tata,
you are a father to us all

Aaah! Dalibhunga
Indeed you are convener of the dialogue
You brought us all together
and taught us a language,
of love and hope

O Madiba, the pride of Africa
your words shall be a guiding light for all of eternity
We shall sing your praises to the next generation
and the next, passing on your torch of inspiration
Khulu Mandela, Ndiyabulela.