[Author’s Note: This poem was written in honor of Lee Rockwell’s retirement from the Nebraska ETV Network.]

This network place has been conceived
and built with grace, love
and care
And the hopeful expectation that he’ll always be there
To meet the challenge when an assignment commands
Tact and logic, follow through, quiet excellence
in administration of the project’s demands.

One might even call it a careful and expert
laying on of hands!

Whom do we eulogize with such a tribute anyway?
Lee Rockwell’s his name and we deeply regret
That alas, today, he’s taking leave of us and going

And as we remember his dedication to the
cause of education
His courtesy and kindness dispensed without
We’ll hate to try to fill Lee’s large shoes,
It’s just too much of a feat
for our small feet.