Friday, December 6, 2013
Mandela: Our long walk to freedom
We braced our hearts to accept that this man -- giant among giants -- would be called home.
Our long good bye to our dear Madiba didn't make our sorrow any easier to bare.
What can one say?
He was all things:
Warrior, both determined and militant;
unswayable in his quest for human rights and dignity;
calmly resolute in the face of danger and detainment.
Touched by the hand of god;
bestowed insight into the hearts
and mind of all mankind.
A wise older sage;
his weapon of choice, compassion;
he walked with kings, presidents
and common folks with the same grace.
He was our Madiba;
and now he walks with god
and belongs to the ages.