Tuesday, November 4, 2014

José Mujica--By Ndaba Sibanda--Saudi Arabia

José Mujica

I am inspired by Uruguay`s
servant leader

whose humility would make
some church folks

and national presidents
look like the worst

felonious worshipers
of wealth and clout.

In the entire world,
I am inspired

by his disarming selflessness.
What a rare national father!

Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. His poems, essays and short stories have been published in Africa and the USA. Ndaba currently lives and teaches in Saudi Arabia. Of his career, he says, "writing is my life, and my second wife".


  1. Thank you, Ndaba, for this humbling and passionate poem. I like it. Very nice write. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

    1. Thank you so much Maurice. Continued blessings to you too!

  2. Ndaba, this is a very beautiful and uplifting dedication to such an admirable and deserving human being! We certainly need more of this inspiration in our currently angry and hateful world! Our leaders seem to be just as confused as the majority of population and yet, despite all of that, Mr. Mujica carries himself to the highest degree of ethics, self-respect and grace. Something which we could all learn ...... thank you for your beautiful words and dedication. Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

    1. Thanks for your kind words. Thanks for your time.

      We need more leaders like him to have some semblance of normalcy and equality in this world.

  3. This poem is a very powerful statement of your inspiration; very precise and clear, which gives it its strength. I am moved by it.


    1. l am moved by your wonderful words of encouragement , Pam. Thank you!

  4. Hi Ndaba:
    You are right...if only there were more uncorrupted leaders like this.
    Imagine how peaceful the world could be.
    Well stated. SuZ

  5. Dear Nbada,

    The person you have written of is someone our leaders could learn from and aspire to. Thank you for sharing and may all in the world live in peace one day.


  6. A very beautiful tribute you have written Nbada. Blessings, Connie