Never have I touched his hand, but his touch was warm and reassuring
Even when the dark clouds approached, he ushered in the light and drove away darkness.
Like a true shield, he protected the nation from the jaws of extinction and gave the nation hope
Seeking peace and reconciliation among the sons and daughters of Africa.
Opening doors which were closed and paving a way for a new nation.
New nation with a new image and a brand new brave character, ready to face the world.
Raging fires of hatred roared but he extinguished them with the seeds of love he planted
Opening his heart to bring together the oppressed and the oppressors
Leaving the hurtful past behind for the future so pure and so free of hatred.
Instilling a sense of hope and forgiveness to a nation dilapidated
Hope that a South Africa will be one and an African child will sing his song again.
Like an insuperable virus, his touch spread across the globe, touching and changing lives
Across the oceans and sporting fields his voice reverberated preaching peace and unity
Humble man, who shared a cup of tea with the wife of his oppressor, all the past forgotten.
Let bygones be bygones, he preached reconciliation and spirit of togetherness.
A man whose hand I have never and will never touch but his touch is still warm and reassuring.
Many a man have come and gone, but he will forever live within us
And we will talk and walk his language, a global language of peace and forgiveness.
Never to give up on a dream of a better world. It is possible, it is in our hands.
Dear old Mandela has departed, dear old Mandela is gone!
Evening will come and the soothing lullaby will be gone, never to be heard again
Lala ngo xholo Madiba, Lala ngo xholo Madiba!
A hand I have never and will never touch, but its touch so warm and reassuring is gone!
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