Ant Smith


The virtuous dead

I want to be courageous

Tempered by belief

I don't want to be outrageous

Tempted by relief

I want to be determined

Forged by history

I don't want to be some vermin

Tainted by my greed

I want to be tenacious

Inspired by our dreams

I don't want to be audacious

Live a life of make believe

I want to be so patient

Like the mountains and the trees

I want the virtues of the dead

While I live and breathe

I want to be a better man

Than the man I am

I want to be the kind of man

That I believed I can

I want to be a stronger man

A man that understands

I want to be a different man

A man like my old man