I know this time you missed me
It’s the first of many more
No one could have known what
The day would have in store

So unfair in many ways
Such pain and hurt and strife
A day of celebration
Now marred with loss of life

So now you have a mission
Your feet will take you far
The race becomes a symbol
And you become its star

So gather up your courage
And though it’s not the same
I’ll be waiting at the finish
And yelling out your name