Every hero has a moment that changes them forever.
I am no hero.
But, you have changed me.
I've become a better person due to your influence.
You made the world a better place .
You gave and you gave until you could give no more.
You inspired so many with your words and actions.
This is why your death struck me down.
I know you would say that the fight for freedom was dangerous,
and some one would have to pay.
I just thought I would be lifting my final glass before you.
I thought we would see your beautiful face until our hair turns grey.
Instead, I am left with a cruel world without you by my side, empty glass,
a cold stone, and painful dreams.