Friday, 19 April 2013


Madiba is home
Home from hospital
Once more he survives
His strength is renowned

He is ninety four
Minus twenty seven
Years that were stolen
By a cruel regime

Madiba is home
The nation’s father
He is victorious
He will never yield

He fought apartheid
Paid a heavy price
His lungs were damaged

Tata is home
He walked to freedom
Death runs scared of him
He will overcome

Nelson Mandela
Beacon of justice
Now and for ever
Will live in our hearts.


David Subacchi is a well known poet and performer of his work especially in Wales and the North West of England. He loves to write about the news and is a regular contributor to Poetry 24. His collection ‘First Cut’ was published by Cestrian Press last year.