The Journey of Madiba;
From prison to president;
Astute freedom fighter;
Bold, courageous, valiant;
Importunate, unrelenting, adamant.
Champion of the down-trodden;
Beacon of those wrongly chained;
Bridge of the Great Divide;
Who swam against the Apartheid tide.
His freedom set others free;
His vision let many see
Vistas of regeneration-
A New era of emancipation.
Gave legacy- inspirational.
Had stature -international.
For this we can all be grateful;
For this we can all be hopeful;
What a life spent and well-spent!