An elegy for our heroes

When he was here,

We planned each tomorrow

With him in mind

For we saw no parting

Looming beyond the horizon.

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When he was here,

We joked and laughed together

And no fleeting shadow of a ghost

Ever crossed our paths.

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Day by day we lived

On this side of the mist

And there was never a sign

That his hours were running fast.

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When he was gone,

Through glazed eyes we searched

Beyond the mist and the shadows

For we couldn’t believe he was nowhere:

We couldn’t believe he was dead.

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“The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.”

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We take this chance and celebrate all our heroes today. Heroism is an ideal. Look around and the person that inspires you to be the best you can be, in whatever way is a HERO.

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