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Nelson Mandela Poem: "Madiba And The Lion"




Madiba & The Lion

The lion sprang up the staircase on fire

As the African night began to die

The neon hospital sign flickered a warning

Before failing against a bloody dawn sky


 The champion warrier discarded his gown

And held tight the proffered mane in his hands

With a roar that would shake the entire world

They leapt as one for heavenly lands


Michael Ashby

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