Inspiring 11-Year-Old on why Madiba is her First Black President. {Video}

Via on Jan 9, 2014

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This is by far my favorite poem that I have seen about Nelson Mandela, and it was performed by Botlhale Boikanyo.

This little lady is one special someone. She has already made her start in this world as a strong mountain mover and a brave heart challenger at the tender age of eleven.

Botlhale would have made her Tata proud with each carefully chosen word that she spoke. I hope he was able to have seen this amazing ode to him before he passed.

She not only conveys the power, empathy and courage that Mandela had, but she also emcompasses it within herself in her brilliant and emotionally moving poem—Botlhale’s performance is a timeless treasure that will never grow old.

I couldn’t get enough and kept pushing replay every time her beautiful words ended—tearing up each time I watched her speak. This is an inspiring young soul, with rare poetic talent that will leave you feeling both raw and in awe with wonder.

Oh yes, Botlhale is carrying Madiba’s values forward into this world. There is no doubt:

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And for more about her reasons of the gift of her poem to Tata, on what would be his last birthday:

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About Laura Kutney

Laura Kutney  loves to laugh until her face and stomach hurt, and to sing really loudly. If you opened her toy box, you would find books, words, art, photos and a world of feelings. She can ponder a word for a day, or write a story in an hour. She has a photographic memory but is also dyslexic. Yep, the two coexist inside of her just like a little universal joke. Originally a chemical engineer, she is now a mother to her three children (12, 15 and 17) and writes everyday, writing mainly poetry and short stories. She has been married to her true love for 18 years and counting. Life is good and ever-changing. She counts on the second part of that last sentence sometimes hourly. She can be found here as a featured author for elephant journal, on her blog (Mosaic Commons) , at The Grief Toolbox and on Facebook.

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