Light - The release of Nelson R Mandela: Poem
A poem about the release of Nelson Mandela.
Nobody dreamt or
imagined that light would be back, it’s been reigning darkness
Everybody retired to his bed, birds to nests and made peace with darkness
Little did they know, light always conquers darkness.
Suddenly, a cock crowed and shuttered the silence!
Old people got the message and sent the boys to investigate
None of them could believe their eyes, light is back! They screamed out loud
Rivers that ran
dry slowly meandered through barren land to the sea
On arid land they flowed producing life and sealing the cracks
Leaves, branches and flowers glowed back to live, Olive tree shining brighter
In the wild, every bird and animal burst into song and dance.
Highly spirited workers gathered their tools to go plough the field
Land that is now fertile ready to court the seed and give birth.
Antelopes in the bushes grazed and tiny worker ants busy cleaning their habitat
Hopes that were dashed resurrected and brought to life.
Little by little smiles returned to people’s little faces
Anger and hatred slowly flushed away by the wind.
Many a man who
left in fear streamed in with tears streaming from their eyes.
All happy to return to their land of birth and reunite with the family
Naysayers boarded the high horse and left for the no-more- green greener pastures.
Dreams shattered, battered and dreams to be rediscovered
Everywhere elsewhere everyone crying. Crying tears of joy and tears of unwarranted fear.
Little did they know, a new day is born!
Arise every body, arise! A new day is here, echoed the distant trumpet.