A sea of souls singing a song of love
A man standing tall and unbent
Words dug out from a treasure trove
Of a life lived bravely and with little regret.
Creases like verses etched on a face
In solitude, within prison gates
Eyes that shone with the quiet grace
Of a knowing wisdom that conquered hate.
A legend of forgiveness that survived the test
A beacon of light that dispels the dark
A trail of ink of humanity’s best
That leaves behind an indelible mark
Yes, he was the captain of his soul.