To distant roads untravelled
Take along your self-respect,
Faith, and purpose to guide you.
We timid souls who remain behind
Applaud your strength and courage.
We cannot be sorry at your leaving
For a little of you always remains
Ask for help along the way
Hold onto your convictions
Standard bearer for us all
Walk lightly and speak gently,
Softly as you go.
Original poem by Rose, all right reserved 2017