Marc N. Williams, Jr.
September 7, 1987 - October 26, 2014


For Marc

by Sherri L. Smith and Joshua Fink


When you died, we cried.
And when you were here, we tried and we tried.
Now we hold this pain inside,
To strive towards pride and reconcile.

So we’re gonna live good,
Like we should, for your love.
Yeah we’re gonna live good like we should.

We dove in the snow
And we rolled in the grass.
He helped with homework
And he made us laugh.
We cried over fears
And he wiped up our tears.
Throughout this he’ll say,
“Mom, I love you anyway.”

So we’re gonna live good,
Like we should, for your love.
Yeah we’re gonna live good like we should.

We will fight for justice.
That is what our test is.
Yes, we can march to end gun violence
So let’s not be silent.
Let’s not be silent.

So we’re gonna live good,
Like we should, for your love.
Yeah we’re gonna live good like we should.

And one day,
When gun violence is a thing of the past,
We won’t have parents so sad.