A Poem Written by CTL Scholarship Winner Kevin Canavan

Live Live Large

By: Kevin Canavan


There once was a hero in a far off land

Yes, there was evil, but this hero would stand

He was a kid like me and you

He even went to SJFand Brother Rice too

The boy loved living; he saw every day as a gift

Whenever you were down, he would give you a lift

Live Life Large; this was his motto

Every day for him was like winning the lotto

High school was ending; he was becoming a man

Most kids don’t know what to do, but he had a plan

This time of life can be confusing for teens

But Conner had decided to join the Marines

Making this decision comes with great sacrifice

In defending our freedom, he payed the ultimate price

This hero had fallen and we grieved in his death

But heroes live on, even after their last breath

It was this neighborhood in which he took such great pride

For he loved nothing more than his dear ol’ South Side

What better way to honor such a great guy

Than to give back to his roots to help fellow Falcons fly

Through the great generosity of those who loved him most

This brave, young soldier now mans a new post

He watches over us now, that is his charge

His legacy inspires us to always Live Life Large

Now it is time for us all to do our part

Semper Fi, Conner Lowry

Forever in our hearts

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