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My Madiba #1

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OwlSA
Member Rara Avis
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0 posted 12-12-2013 05:10 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for OwlSA

MY MADIBA
12 December 2013

I have no words for you
only sobs.

The immensity of you
and the ruptured grief of me
hold me speechless.

I have no messages for you
in all the places
I can leave them.

I have no thoughts,
no opinions,
no expressions of acclamation,
nor of grief,
nor of appreciation,
nor of thanks.

Forgive me if I cannot
celebrate your life
yet.

I have no words for you,
yet,
only gasping, body-shaking sobs
my beloved Madiba.

Owl

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (12-28-2013 11:37 PM).]

© Copyright 2013 Diana van den Berg - All Rights Reserved
nakdthoughts
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Between the Lines


1 posted 12-12-2013 05:49 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I feel for yours and the worlds loss, Diana.


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OwlSA
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2 posted 12-12-2013 06:38 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Thank you for your kind words and hugs, Maureen.

Owl
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on the threshold of a dream


3 posted 12-12-2013 10:34 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

He touched hearts around the world and we are all poorer at the passing of a truly good man. I know the loss is even greater for you and your countrymen - you have my sympathy.
OwlSA
Member Rara Avis
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4 posted 12-12-2013 11:36 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

You are so right, Ruth.  Thank you very much.  On top of everything else he was completely human.

Owl
Margherita
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Eternity


5 posted 12-12-2013 12:30 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Nelson Mandela truly embodied the change he wanted to see in the world. His light will continue to shine within the hearts of those who have been enriched immensely by his existence.

Peace.
Margherita
Gale
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6 posted 12-12-2013 03:15 PM       View Profile for Gale   Email Gale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gale

Oh, Diana!
OwlSA
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7 posted 12-12-2013 03:24 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Thank you, Galina.

Owl
2islander2
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by the sea


8 posted 12-14-2013 10:00 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

helo diana, you made the best homage i read, and i know you were specially concerned as a southafican, thanks a lot


have a very nive day


yann
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9 posted 12-14-2013 10:15 AM       View Profile for Amaryllis2   Email Amaryllis2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Amaryllis2

Heart - wrenching.  Truly sometimes there just are no words.  
OwlSA
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10 posted 12-14-2013 10:46 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Thank you, Yann and Amaryllis for your compassionate support.  Yes, it takes a lot to rob me of words.

Owl
secondhanddreampoet
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a 'Universalist' !


11 posted 12-19-2013 11:48 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

grand-fine 'tribute' write!
OwlSA
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12 posted 12-20-2013 12:12 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Thank you, Bruce.

Owl
luminosity
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13 posted 12-27-2013 01:14 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

oh my, your words of grief grab mine away from me....speechless here...sigh
OwlSA
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14 posted 12-27-2013 01:31 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Thank you, luminosity.  

Owl
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


15 posted 12-28-2013 11:38 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

A generous testimony written with sincerity and grace.
OwlSA
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16 posted 12-29-2013 04:41 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Thank you, Karilea, for adding #1 to the title.  You never disappoint!

Thank you, too, for your beautiful message.

Owl
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