I raise a chalice
The bravest of hearts deserve applause.
I raise a chalice in your honor.
You kept faith within.
Battles won but not with anger.
You never swung a defiant blade.
Your heart and mind battled fair.
Pulsing with pride.
Ruffling not the smallest feather.
Nor an angered word out of place.
You never feared compromise.
Head aloft no premise sought.
Wisdom always preceding your very thought.
No silence, no swagger
Just swept along in valor.