BLACK he was, yet he moved the world.
BLACK he was, yet resonating was his word.
BLACK he was, yet a model we saw.
BLACK he was, yet he stood out amongst all.
BLACK he was, and he made BLACK COUNT!
The Mvezo-born Rolihlahla!
Yes, you were named a trouble maker
But you lived a freedom fighter, a peacemaker
A model leader.
Christened a Nelson.
Kept in prison.
Your resolve never imprisoned.
You showed the world that might within is greater than might without.
O the streets of Rivonia shall miss the rattling steps of a hero.
Qunu-Mthatha weep not! To your soil your son cometh for his rest.
He has made thee proud.
He has made thee Count.
We hope to impact as he.
HAIL MADIBA ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA!
By: Senyo Hosi