The Journey of Madiba
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 he hopeful;
What a life spent and well-spent!
Testament of a Towering Prime Minister
The Iron Lady who is not for turning
Ebullient, UK’s First lady Prime Minister
Politician of conviction, not consensus
Colossus of her time; mover and shaker.
Great parliamentarian thinker and debater
Bold Believer in democracy and freedom
From grocer’s shop to 10 Downing street
With longevity unrivalled in 150 years.
Believed in what to do, went out and did
Whether or not you agreed or disagreed
Cooperated, corroborated or are aggrieved.
Drove truck through adamant opponents
Stuck to her guns even when the guns came.
And many lives were on the line of fire
Her strong head even her enemies admired.
Broke through glass ceiling monumental
Champion of privatisation and market economy.
Broke the back bone of trade unionism
Made labour party modernise and electable
Shook her fist at the Iron Curtain and communism
Stood up to terrorism wherever it rose from
Will not succumb to making deals for human lives
Architect of those dreaming to buy their homes
She signed the pact and gave the green light
A politician who made the weather
And was no afraid to weather the storms.
Stood up to Argentina in the Falklands palaver
Formed a formidable alliance with Ronald Reagan.
Kept the Conservatives in power for three terms
Commeth the hour, commeth the Lady
A woman like no other
Adieu Maggie Thatcher!