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Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Great Man

A cobblestone street near Brussels city center
that dates back centuries.

A brick walkway that is so new
it's not finished.

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To a subject of a bit more significance..... 

" A great man"

That phrase is too often thrown around
with not much thought given to what it actually means.

A ball player that signs autographs is sometimes called a great guy.
My neighbor once lent me a ladder,
I described him as a great guy.

"In my country we go to prison first
and then become President."  - Nelson Mandela

Mr. Mandela has been fighting the good fight
almost his entire life,
and today, it is reported,
he is fighting for his life in a hospital bed in South Africa.


The consequences  of Nelson Mandela's life
will have a lasting positive effect on our world forever.

That's the true definition of
"A great Man"

3 comments:

Jerral Miles said...

Nelson Mandela is at the very top of my list of heroes. Your mention of him... and his quote... Perfect.

Karen said...

If only there were 1,000 more like him.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Yes he is a great man....his legacy will endure!
Hugs
SueAnn