And their enablers in zones of affluence
Gathered strength. From behind the prison walls
The mighty wave of your inspiration worked its magic
And twenty seven years on, the walls of apartheid fell.
Free at last, it was your time to heal your people.
To the oppressors, bigots and killers, you showed
Unmatched kindness. Truth and reconciliation-
Tell us the truth, they were told, and you will be set free.
Yet, the machines of profit, the weapons of stealth
Are mighty, their web tangled and vicious. I know not
Alas, what happened to the valiant Winnie.
You were a beacon for mankind. Yet the road remains
Forked, and predators linger still in the dark.