Monday, December 9, 2013

Ntate Madiba

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

Do you even see me?

Standing here on the edge of the road
Looking for nothing more than a moment with you

finding love and having it, is apparently not the same thing
I found it and look at it with great care and devotion

but love hasn't found me, I sit and dream about what it will be like
when you finally see me and realise who I am to you

but I am too old for fantasy and games so I try to carry on
with a like filled fully with random activities and outings
and say see, I am carrying on in SPITE of you

but in truth

I wait

and probably will

Forever