Hero

by Steve Cavin

One who kills is not a hero,

A hero defends those in danger.

One who says great things is not a hero,

A hero's words turn away anger.


One who starves is not a hero,

A hero brings starving to an end.

One who defeats enemies is not a hero,

A hero turns an enemy into a friend.


One who wins is not a hero,

A hero inspires others to do their best.

One who serves his country is not a hero,

To do what's right is the real test.


One who dies is not a hero,

A hero prevents another's fall.

One who destroys bad things is not a hero,

A hero creates good things for all.


One who achieves excellence is not a hero,

A hero forgives the faults of others.

One who is strong is not a hero,

A hero finds strength among his brothers.




One who holds on is not a hero,

A hero gives all he has, for free.

One who cares for the world is not a hero,

A hero cares for his family.


One who faces death is not a hero,

A hero keeps others from the flame.

One who becomes famous is not a hero,

A hero doesn't have a name.