A hundred thousand lives The aftermath of a natural disaster The statistic that doesn't matter As much as the death of one famous man Who were these people? Who most see as another to a death toll? I am nothing to write home about I have spent my time coming in second, third, hundredth place. Have I made someone smile? Helped to make their day better? Laughed with someone who's been good to me? I am truly happy for you Wherever you go from now, I wish you luck on your journey I'll take my place in the back seat And live on the belief that the little successes Have been what makes it work Millions of ordinary people like me Who will they become? Part of a statistic? Just another number? It is the ordinary people who dream Who write the stories of humanity Tales of survival, of adventure Of determination and courage Seven billion stories and counting Every small part of the world comes together To create something extraordinary.