To the man and the father
to the nation he inspired
to the workers and haters who practiced tolerance
saw hate and raised love
to the work he did and the bridges he crossed
even those who could have burned
to the nation he forgave and didn't ask for it
to the doors he opened
and the ceilings he removed
and forced a people to look in the mirror and learn to love their flaws
to every child who was old enough to feel the transition and
who got to meet him.
We're part of his legend.
The responsibility is ours to carry forward.
Make the difference everyday especially when no one is watching
Nelson Rohihlahla Mandela
18 July 1918 - 5 December 2013
You will live forever through love and tolerance