On the day Nelson Mandela walked free
Then I knew there was hope for you and me –
A million wrongs weighed down on the scale,
All that suffering; was ‘wrong’ to prevail?
Quiet, strong, calm voices kept alive the flame
While the rest supported with vague talk of shame.
The human conscience on offer, so clear
To choose between Mans’ soul and brutal fear,
All forces for progress and good decree
The banner be raised as Nelson walked free.