Posted: August 2, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Mandela and John Garang

Nelson Mandela and John Garang

We salute you father,
We salute your flag of struggling;
Wish you everlasting eternity
Oh! Dr. John; the eye opener
You have opened our eyes to the world,
You have opened them and now
We can make use of them accurately;
You had opened our eyes,
And now we can see ourselves clearly;
Oh! Symbol of oneness

Beware of your deeds
Oh! The leading star
You have brightened our ways;
To see the series of mountains,
You are a freedom fighter;
The well-known friend of his own enemies;
African giant in his black skin;
Never to forget you
Oh! The roaring lion in the bush;
Pushing his cubs to the open grassland;
Oh! Symbol of oneness

Your dismiss caused us confusion;
For the work you did;
Was of great importance to us,
We shed tears, the bitter tears of your missing.
But for sure, it is a must your blood;
Will free us from our problems,
Oh! The leading rod

Father of nation;
Greetings to you in your deep grave;
We have missed your vocal voice;
Your strong convincing speech;
Your democratic tone;
And your humbling character,
May the king of all considers,
Your deeds ever and forever in life.

Kamzee@2006 Kakuma.

The author is reachable on jjmkamzeearokson@yahoo.com

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