Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela

Today is Nelson Mandela's Birthday. He is 90.


One Love

Once there was a man, and he lived to sing the lion's song
As he traveled on road of hope

One Love is the light, shining over every mountain top
It will lead us to the higher ground

One day every heart will beat strong against the night
Let it be done right now

Once there was a man, and his words became a song of love
And his song became the golden dream
One Love is the light, shining over everyone that believes
It will lead us to the higher ground
One day every eye will see truth before the light
Let it be done right now

Some wait, so long
Because our love is strong
This hard road traveled on
Will lead us home, forever

Hear the lion's song, voices cryin' like a desert wind
Yeh he's gone unto his father's land
Afrika tonight, for we truly are one in our hearts
Colors woven in the golden dream

One day every eye will see truth before the light
Let it be done right now
One day every voice will speak strong against the night
Let us be one right now
So let it be

We are the children of a thousand days
We are the people of the hard rain
We are the children of a thousand days
We are the people of the hard rain
We are the people of the hard rain


(Performed by Pat Benetar from the album "Wide Awake In Dreamland"
Written by: Neil Geraldo & Myron Grombacher)



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13 comments:

Odat said...

How nice of you.....
I was looking for your evil doodle tho.....hehe.

Peace

Putz said...

do you know, that he, and mark twain, and lex walensia, and the mahatma, and martin, and john denver are all my heros and mentors

Sue said...

Thanks for putting all the words up, I've always liked the song, but was never clear on all the words.

Jim said...

Hi Mary -- He has been through a lot! I'm glad he is living a long productive life.
Soooo, Happy Birthday, Nelson!

I did read your water sculpture post, that is where I learned of it. I just forgot what it was in your new header until I returned.
[I didn't post, Mr. Putz did a bang-up putdown without me. I could have said we have a lot of nice water sculptures right here in Houston, Texas]
..

Jamie said...

Such a beautiful tribute for a great man. The courage it took to live his life is amazing. One of my favorite movies is "Cry Freedom" about another hero who gave his life: Stephen Biko.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Happy Birthday to a great man. Have a great weekend sweetie. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Carver said...

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela! I'm glad you posted this Mary. I think one of my favorite things said by anyone, ever, was when he said:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?"

Bond said...

did not know..thanks for the information...a great great man

Maddy said...

Yeah! Listen to a whole NPR programme about it - certainly makes me think.
Cheers

Darren said...

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Darren said...

Hi teach, I just viewed your blog and as you like reading reading and more reading I thought you might like to view my blog and let me know what u think. I would consider it the sternest test yet of my poems considering your proffession and all.
Anyway take care and keep writing and reading.....www.boundtosound.blogspot.com

Gattina said...

I saw him on TV. It's amazing in what good shape he still is, after so many years of prison and the life he had !

Dianne said...

"and let it be now" - that always stikes me

beautiful, respectful, wonderful post Mary

thank you.