The Daily Planet received a copy of this poem, written by a student to Berkeley High School teacher Joseph Blaine French on the death of his wife Tatia Malika Oden French.
To mourn death would be too painful
To enjoy it would be wrong
To except it would be the way of humanity
But to unite would be a great conquest
There is no man who holds against the pain of
A lost one
There is no man who can be strong with just pride
Because it is not pride that builds his strength,
It is love a man can give to leave for others
Strength will keep you alive,
Strength will be there to provide and
Strength will never be an eternal lie.
Louis Joseph Lawyer
Student in J.B. French’s Video Production class