first_imgRolihlahla became NelsonFor a teacher whose tongue perhapsCould not master the twists and curvesOf Rolihlahla and nowNelson is for posterity.Born into royaltyHe lived not royallyBecause patriotic impatienceGave him an unsavory tool which lookedImpressive for change… momentarily…And number 46664 became a destiny.But not the final destinyFor Providence had a plan,Twenty-seven (27) years of…Reflection…Evaluation…Resolution… then…Implementation sawPhysical force substitutedFor moral strengthAnd Madiba went from fighterTo prisoner to President-ReconcilerIn the process, emergedA burnished patriot,World premier citizen…Thus an enviable legacy was sealed at his exit…An ex con becameAn iconShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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