Eulogy

MADIBA

MADIBA! MADIBA!!
MAN OF INTEGRITY,
MAN OF PROBITY,
ROLHILALA!
MAN OF HONOUR,
MAN OF VALOUR
NELSON MANDELA
THE LION OF AFRICA,
YOU BROKE THE YOKE OF APARTHEID,
IN SOUTH AFRICA.
YOU ARE THE EPITOME OF PEACE
IN THE WHOLE OF AFRICA
YOU MADE WAY FOR PEACE AND UNITY,
EVEN AMONG ENEMIES.

MADIBA! OH, MADIBA!!
MAN OF NOBLE SAGACITY
AND SAGACIOUS NOBILITY
MY ROLE MODEL,
OF GREAT POSSIBILITY,
I'M PROUD OF YOUR PEACE AND LOVING NATURE,
OH, MADIBA!
A GREAT MAN WITH GREAT VISION,
A SYMBOL OF GOOD LEADERSHIP,
ENDOWED WITH UNBEATABLE WISDOM,
A GOOD EXAMPLE TO EMULATE.
YOUR NAME SHALL ALWAY BE IN OUR HEARTS.
THE LEGACY YOU'VE SET WILL NEVER DIMINISH!
MADIBA! MADIBA!! MADIBA!!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A dedication to Nelson Mandela on this birthday of 2011

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In Memory of Syl

A life of trials
All her days
But to her credit
Never lost her faith.

To times were hard
She perservered
Fighting to the end
Never shed a tear.

Fearlessly protective
Of daughter and son
Made sure they had
When she had none.

The last years
In horrible pain
The Lord granted a prayer
To come home again.

We are but pilgrims
In this land
Of this we are sure
She understands.

Be prepared for
Your last day
So she sees you in heaven
Is what she prayed.

Rest in peace
Our beloved Syl
Meet us at the gate,
Be there we will.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

In memory of my Mother-in-law, Sylvia Huhn (Dec 1923 - Aug 2010). May she rest in peace in her savior's arms.

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