July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day. The Haitian-Caribbean News Network (HCNN) urges all its readers around the world to do something exceptionally positive¬†TODAY, tomorrow, and through the years to come, because¬†TODAY¬†is every day. So let's see if everyday can be, for each and every one of us, Mandela Day; then the world will sure be a much better place for us and generations to come. As we all celebrate and honor the memorable life of a man who gave a real and accessible sense to the word Sacrifice, I wish to share with you, this poem I wrote on December 12, 2013, to salute Madiba's journey to eternity.
The world's flag at half-mast in the wind flaps in rage
As the birds sing your name and parade in homage
You blow your serene breath over Robben Island
From cruel apartheid rule in deep South-Africa
Immured in your casket as you were in prison
Mandela! Madiba! The angels call your name
Joseph Guyler C. Delva