Saluting Home town Hero Erik Kynard

 Erik Kynard, Jr. and Cheran Lyle at the Books 4 Buddies event in the McMaster Center at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Erik Kynard, Jr. and Cheran Lyle at the Books 4 Buddies event in the McMaster Center at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Presented to:

Hometown Hero, Rogers H.S. Ram

OLYMPIAN, Erik Kynard, Jr., role model and avid reader

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Destinies interwoven"

Written in the stars, glorious moments are chosen,

As passion is awoken, from days that were broken,

Pushed on the path to success, and gold is the token,

 

But yes, I remember, the cold Decembers 

When struggle was real, and feelings were tender

Not much for dinner, when my pockets were thinner

Walking through winters, I'm never a quitter

 

They put weight on my back, I have strength of Olympians,

They told me to act, my spirit is limitless,

Told me to run, now I'm running with diligence, 

I speak for my people, so I stick to the syllabus,

 

Erik Kynard, you're a true inspiration, 

May your dedication echo for my generation, 

I know battles, and what it's like to face them,

You defied odds, and demonstrated greatness,

 

From a small city, Toledo, from standing tall in Rio

Your determination made the nation, understand undying zeal 

A real symbol for our youth grinding for a meal,

Like Superman, you fly high, a heroic man of steel

 

You're as good as gold, we have no doubts, no reservations 

A man of Sensation, a Roger's Ram, pacing his racing

As your story unfolds, a legend, is how you will be painted, 

Adored across the world, but in this city, you are our favorite"

 

Jelani Knightheart