The people of San Francisco
send you greetings
this carving
is a symbol
of love
you have gone
through the fire
won the hearts
changed the minds
to make this world
a better place
Africa is the home
of the human race
the land of the drum beat
the spirit of the elders
have spoken a loud
he that shakes the trees
let him lead and speak
so that the fruit of sacrifice and love
is spread all over the world
we love you Nelson Mandela

Francisco Da Costa
San Francisco
June 5, 1999