Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela  July 18, 1918 - December 5 2013

Nelson Mandela July 18, 1918 – December 5 2013

AnElephantCant always be funny
And he can’t always write the best rhyme
But he can say thank you to Nelson Mandela
The greatest man in his lifetime

We remember the man in the green shirt
We remember the smile on his face
We remember he forgave the long hurt
We remember he united a race

Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika
The words stir this elephant’s heart
Lord, bless Africa
Oh, Nelson, you made a great start

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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23 Responses to Nelson Mandela

  1. Penny L Howe says:

    Beautifully said!

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  2. Indira says:

    Great tribute to the great man AEC. I have no words to describe his greatness.

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  3. What a man he was! May his legacy live on; may the world remember and try to live their lives in the best way they can. Let’s celebrate that life so well lived.

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  4. bigrab says:

    Posted this pome at my blog……

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  5. Jayde-Ashe says:

    A wonderful tribute by AnElephant. A lovely way to honour a truly remarkable man.

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  6. Al says:

    He was a great man, he was a miracle worker, he was a unique man, he was … nonetheless … a man, and unfortunately, the time of every man must end. It is very sad when it does though.

    As I said to someone else, he will have entered Heaven (if he believed in that) to congratulations and warm welcomes

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  7. Wonderful tribute dear Brian xxx

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  8. camgal says:

    Elegant tribute AnElephantcant 🙂

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  9. emmylgant says:

    Yes. There is an empty place now, un desequilibre sur la terre. Nous sommes tous en deuil.

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  10. He was a great man, and my friend a wonderful example of resilience of the human spirit. I don’t think many could have done what he did.

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  11. There is such a feeling of disbelief. Brands have already put up billboards this morning. I don’t why this offends me, but the thought of using his death as an advertising brand building appalls me.

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