One tear was shed for you today
and it splashed down on the world.
It crept into the eyes of hundreds--
some who never knew you
they never knew more
than the broad sad details.
It's not my place to utter a word
but I'vebeheld it all before
and every time, the air is heavy
there's anger and emptiness,
yet the world goes on for us all
when for some of us, it seems like it should stop for a moment
in remembrance of you.