You left million dollars to save million people,
You dared big
dangers to make lives simple,
You chose your duty over comfort and fame,
You challenged death like any other game.
Salute the brave, the patriot supreme,
Salute the Hero, who showed us the
Salute the youth, who rose like a man,
Salute the player who was a superman.
You charted new path, you had no fear,
You made us safe, no foes came near,
You rose to greater heights
You died a soldier, you won the game.
for freedom in a distant land,
You fought real terror, in enemy's hand,
You fought for justice, for people who miss,
You set your sights for heavenly bliss.
We mourn the loss
of the boy we tailed,
We mourn the loss of the youth we hailed,
We mourn the man missing from sight,
the star that shines so bright.
You are the symbol of nation's
You are the symbol of ideals supreme,
You are the icon we can only dream,
You are the banner for American
You are the pillar of the nation, my dear,
the pillar of strength, my dear,
You are the pillar of pride, my dear,
You are the pillar for future, my dear.
As long as the skies hover above all,
As long as Earth sustains life for all,
As long as the Sun, the Moon don't depart,
So long dear Pat, you will live in our heart.
[For American NFL player-turned
soldier Pat Tillman who walked away from a multi-million dollar contract to join the military. He died, April 22, 2004 serving
his country in Afghanistan. Written the same day.]