An American Hero Goes Home
An American Hero Returned Home
I watched as they escorted him into the Capitol Building.
I listened as they carried his body across the “Edmund Pettis Bridge.”
I cried as the Minister prayed for and celebrated his life.
I am hopeful his soul is at peace, while we still have more work to do.
He fought for the rights of all people, not just those “like him.”
He prayed for the peace of all people, those who have died for the same causes.
He strove for so many freedoms, so many justices, so many ideas.
He was to so many a revered hero, one who treated everyone with kindness.
His fight was not violent; rather just like his mentor, it was one of non-violence.
His blood, sweat and tears drenched the holy grounds he stood and sat on.
His courage and love were committed to justice for the future and the present.
His life was an example; He is an American Hero; He has returned home.
Congressman John Lewis never shied away from a challenge.
Congressman John Lewis stood by and supported so many others as well.
Congressman John Lewis lived his life to inspire the next generation.
Congressman John Lewis – May you rest in peace forevermore.
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