A Secret Place
Many good men and women have taught me that
Fighting for what is right is almost as important
As knowing what is right….
You are part of a smaller and
Very special group
Who even taught me
The best way to fight.
You once said, “In order to succeed, all is to sacrifice.”
Thereby teaching me that in order to fight for what is right,
I must accept that I will fall and struggle to rise again, and
That I must rise and fight again.
You taught me that my most hostile adversaries
Can even be
Those who I might expect to be my closest allies, and
Will salute and praise me while despising me.
You never once let me forget that
Standing up for what is right
Will ensure that I will be unpopular for most,
If not all, of my limited life.
You have not been an angel in this world.
Just a man; fallible like the rest of us, but because you have stood so tall while
Many still could not see you for your shadow,
I know where your soul will rest.
I will remember and honour you
For the rest of my days.