mandela….

mandela

once
or twice
in a lifetime
an ancient returns
showing
the way
not
as a prophet
or
god-like figure
but as
a man
or
a woman
willing to expend
all their life forces
to open
the minds
of all those
willing
to listen
and
do
as they
have done
the world
always
sees
them
and
offers up
great praise
so
when they die
mourners
shed tears
in the rain
but
the world
quickly
loses its way
in the fog
of greed
until
the next
ancient
is
reborn

16 thoughts on “mandela….

  1. What a day it’s been; I got up early in the morning to see the memorial.
    Gone, but not forgotten.
    Many will go on with their superficial, addicted life, however, there are some who will keep the flame of justice and freedom alive. At least I hope so; our survival and the earth’s survival depends on it.

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