Nelson Mandela ~ photo courtesy of CBC News Canada

July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013

Nelson is dead
Can’t believe these words
I just have said.

A brave, courageous man
Lived a life to make it better
For all men.

I bow my head in reverence
Say a pray
For those left behind.

For you see there will never be
Another such great
And wondrous, loving man.

Rest in peace Nelson Mandela
You brave, courageous loving man.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013