In the footsteps of the departed we tred
Never knowing whether times past
Are gone forever or merely
Hanging suspended in a void somewhere.
Only in the lives of those gone
Can we reach the true glory
That only history can teach us
And whether we slumber
Like a sleeping dinosaur
Or reach out to grasp the unobtainable
We will live forever in the memory
And walk in the footsteps of the departed.
Written October 19th, 1997