Maya Angelou’s “His Day is Done” Tribute to Nelson Mandela.

I like Mr. J.B.’s version of ‘His Day Is Done’ by Maya Angelou. Enjoy!

The Militant Negro™


By Jueseppi B.


WASHINGTON–Poet Maya Angelou, who met Nelson Mandela in the 1960s, when she was married to a South Africanpenned a poem in tribute to his memory titled “His Day is Done.” She wrote the poem at the request of the U.S. State Department, which produced the video below.


His Day is Done – A Tribute Poem for Nelson Mandela by Dr. Maya Angelou


Published on Dec 6, 2013

Video message delivered by Dr. Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people in memory of Nelson Mandela.





Dr. Maya Angelou in Memory of Nelson Mandela

His day is done.

Is done.

The news came on the wings of a wind

Reluctant to carry its burden.

Nelson Mandela’s day is done.

The news, expected and still unwelcome

Reached us in the United States and suddenly

Our world became somber.


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