Friday, 6 December 2013

Madiba, What Can We Say?

What can we say?
That you lived a good good life
A pretty, spirited and selfless one
A life endured by you for the good of others

What can we say?
That we knew it Madiba, when
Death arrived without any shame
To knock upon the door shielding your life

That we felt within us a deep
But faint impression that you would die
And we sought God about it in our heavy hearts
And He said that you are going to die in 2013 anyway

What can be said?
About how we still prayed
Though without much faith because
We knew you would soon go away forever

What can be said Madiba?
That we doubted you'd die anymore
Until again He said, "Wait till December"
And you indeed went away in its very genesis

You could have stayed till Christmas
You could have waited till New Year Eve
You could have left on the 31st at 11:59:59PM
But for you, there was no better time to go yonder

What can we say?
You wanted to leave here
The pain was too much to bear
You only smiled just to keep us hoping

What can we say?
That you were brave, wise and selfless
And no one could take these away from you
You were just the right gift that South Africa needed

But we say goodbye to you Madiba!
Thank you for your inspiring existence
The whole of Africa appreciates your life forever
And the world in its entirety will respect you even in death

May Nigerian leaders look into your life and learn something about leadership.

Dear God, teach us all to number our days even in the flurry of our youthfulness.


  1. Inetresting! Thank you for this.

  2. This is a thought-provoking read. I appreciate your craft.


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