Happy Birthday Madiba

2008-07-17 00:00

A tribute

Beneath the wrinkled face and the ageless


Lies the heart of a giant, who had the hopes of a nation to foster.

Gone are the prison uniforms, replaced by the stylish, sharp shirts.

For here stands the man who chose to look beyond many decades of hurt.

Here sits an icon, truly one of the greatest to ever live.

He who taught us to rebuild, refrain and how to forgive.

A mighty man, respected the world over; father of our nation.

With his quiet shuffle and sporting magic the symbol of our reconciliation.

So let us stand and salute a true hero, the mighty and magnificent Madiba,

On this special day as he turns a youthful 90, we say, happy birthday, Tata.

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