Gcina Mhlophe Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela With Her Poem "Leader Remember"
Artslink has shared a poem written by Dr Gcina Mhlope in tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday.
Mhlope’s poem, “Leader Remember”, reminds us of Mandela’s fight for freedom and the sacrifices he made and ends with her wishes for him and a reminder that the fight is never over:
Leader Remember by Dr Gcina Mhlope
The time you spent
Fighting for your freedom
And that of your people
The time you played hide and go seek
With the oppressor man
Till he caught you at last
Put you in chains and leg irons
Threw you in jail
Believing in his rotten heart
That you’ll never again
See the light of day