Milton Keynes’ Poet Laureate was at our Pride In MK Awards on Friday night - and was moved to words by the occasion.
Mark Niel attended the event with his wife Denise, who won the Service With A Smile award for her work at the MK Money Lifeline.
This is his piece, titled Side By Pride.
The room was full of heroes.
They looked like you or me.
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things
To improve our community.
They didn’t have a costume.
No one wore a cape or mask,
But all had the superpower
Of meeting needs without being asked.
Some raised money for charity,
Others gave service with a smile.
They all make MK a better place
By going the extra mile.
So thanks to all those heroes
That make tomorrow a better day.
I saw dozens of reasons
To have even more pride in MK.
Read the full story online at http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/so-much-pride-in-milton-keynes-1-6340238