All great awards and accolades
Darken, as their glory fades,
And with the ticking of the clock,
The walls regale with silent talk,
The stories time has ceased to tell,
Of heroes, who had triumphed well,
Till memories are overlooked,
Overdrawn and underbooked,
The legends turned to legacy,
The name preserved for history.
An inspiration unto all,
Giving hope to those who fall,
This—the best reward of all.