In his life, he made a difference
But you wouldn't know what that was,
No celebrity awards adorned his mantelpiece,
No ovations, no publicity campaigns, no interviews,
For he was an ordinary man doing ordinary things,
Satisfied that his one forgotten act of kindness
Was just that - forgotten.
Nor would you recognise his name,
For he was someone untouched by fame,
A man in the background, quiet, shy,
Who changed the life of a passer-by.