'A Tribute to Nelson'
A great and kindred spirit has passed
as we watched departing rainbow lorikeets
seemingly marking his path across our sadness
immortality escorted far beyond African shores
From out the window
we saw the past, though not one lost
in distance or in terms of mankind’s wandering
when being unable to reach out and openly show
the true nature of freedom’s determined heart
has ensured that forever, we will love who we have now become
and you; from within the freshness of our memories
more so now; the longer we remain apart
* A Tribute to Nelson Mendala by Pearldiver *
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