Mandela’s Mango Tree

Mandela’s mango tree

is planted here

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Accra in Ghana

The trees of the park

are of nations

presented to honor Nkrumah

first president of Ghana

leader of independence from British

scholar economist educator

founder of University of Ghana

His burial here

so we don’t forget


Organization of African Unity


where he points the way

into the future

The trees of nations

grow in the park

their roots mingle

share nutrients

absorb rains

off the coast of West Africa

Mandela’s Mango Tree