Member Rara Avis
Durban, South Africa
Thank you, Michael. There were so many times that I prayed for you with almost no hope. I have just read your poem, "Release" and my tears of joy for you and yours are still erupting down my cheeks. I should have had more faith in God for He knows things we cannot ever begin to imagine. I am so sorry for the loss of that person. However, he/she, along with God's help, has given you the greatest gift of all - a gift even greater than life - the gift of a second chance at life. I am sure you will have relapses of melancholy, but hang on - and hang in there - stick your poem, "Release" up everywhere - rather in too many places than too few - and you will get back to this place and be able to move on with greater and even more beautiful vistas. Welcome back to the world. These are indeed wonderful days (thank you for sharing the news with us), as all your days henceforth will be, though in each day, you need to seek the wonder beyond the wonder that you see.
Thank you, EmmaRose, Bruce and James for your beautiful messages. I never got to meet Nelson Mandela, nor even see him in the flesh, not even from a distance, but he will forever be my hero, my Madiba, though I share him with the rest of the world. I am proud to be born of the country he was born in, lived for and died in.