Give him no credit
For those acts which he
could feign a vain proficiency.
He deserves no note for those acts
Which he was almost brave enough to
(No honour is there in considering it.)
Let us not observe, those sparks he left unlit.
Let cowardice be binary
And all of us be split between
Those of us who were, and those who might have been
And let us live by our actions,
Not call upon distractions to excuse all deeds we may omit.
The words he almost spoke will not be quoted,
In history books
He won’t be noted,
The causes he would have stood for, if he felt he could
Shall not honour him as a their patron.
Let’s move on
From the almost-man
Who was not brave enough to do
Was not brave enough to take a stand for what he thought worthwhile and true
Let the almost-man be forgotten
As quickly as his almost-endeavours
Those who almost live, will be remembered almost never.