04 April 2018


We do not inflate what he gave.
His gift is alive, vibrant in
the melody of his words
and in our decisions to act.

What else can such love do?
Insist on success, empower
those gifted now to fly as high
as he did on their own wings.

And remember, his presence was
ever growing and changing with
his understanding—never static.
Honor youth’s new direction.

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