A good portion of your life

was spent behind bars

for your rebellious acts

against the government


you never backed down though

never apologized for that rebellion

and so you sat in a cell

year after year


yet you rose from prisoner to prince

to lead that nation away from apartheid

Mandela:  you’ll be missed!


a 55 word poem written for dVerse


9 thoughts on “Rebel

  1. I first heard of him in about 1975 when I read a book “confessions of a white terrorist” – he was a man who transcended circumstances and became greater than they.

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