Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. A Hero Of All Times. A Personal Inspiration To Me. A Great, Great Man.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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I have been dreading this day for months.

I saw it on the news just after 6 p.m.
while dealing with more bullying at Alton Central School (ACS).
Though I was distracted and distraught about this
never ending bullying at ACS
seeing this on TV stopped me in my tracks.
I immediately had a knot in my stomach.

I knew that a very important part of my life had come to an end.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
will always be with me
… in my mind, in my actions and in terms of what inspires me.

Thank YOU Mr, Mandela for all you did for ME.

I would be in even worse shape if not for YOUR inspiration and example.

I have cried openly for Nelson many times.

I wept the day he was released from prison.

I cried when he was sworn in as President.

I have yet to cry ‘today’.

I don’t think it has sunk in today.

I think the tears will come when I see the body.

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