A man the likes of which we’d not seen in a long time sat behind those walls.
Praying and hoping his fellow countrymen would do the right thing.
Too long, his people denied the same rights and freedoms as whites.
Aggressive and militant when he entered prison.
Twenty-seven years later, Nelson Mandela emerged a changed man.
Practicing peace among men, he was awarded the Nobel Prize.
Bougainvillea from the barren earth grew.