There were thirty of us,
I, the most courteous, spoke on your behalf.
Though collectively we laughed it off like it wasn’t true,
Rest assured, quietly we always thought highly of you.
You taught us the kinds of things you think you only hear about in movies,
To fight for human rights and to fulfill our civil duties.
Because when the day is done and you’ve had your fun,
All that’s left is who you’ve become.
Like you said, it’s up to each one of us and that’s all that matters.
We’ve got the power to make the world a little brighter.
Trust me when I say now, the present is a gift to be thankful for.
Thank you for guiding me from my desk to the world outside my door.