Madiba – My Farewell To Nelson Mandela

Jet black turned grey strands
Sinewy strength to frail gaits
Legacy not in riches
Wealth shorn of precious stones

Beyond a year score in captivity
Bastion of freedom slightly short of a century
A leader from the front,
An embodiment of hope

Forever we’ll glean from your legacy of liberation
Of faith and hope…
Courage and vigour
Resilience and determination

We’ve got lessons to learn from
Codes to live by
A foundation of service
Built on with humility and love

We will miss you
We’ll never forget you
Your wonderful journey may be done
But you’re never over.