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Below is the poem entitled Legacies which was written by poet Elisabeth Sheaffer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Ghosts in my mind, I feel your influence
And value your life and legacy.
I hear your voice through the years
And feel regret that you have gone,
That time and death separate us.

I see the need to perpetuate
Those beginnings which you held dear,
To collect the fragments of your dreams
And carry them forward with my own
So that the meaning of your life remains.

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  1. Date: 12/26/2014 11:42:00 PM
    ELISABETH, Congratulations -- This is a great way to end and start the new year, having your poem featured on the soups front page. Hope your Christmas was a merry one! Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 12/23/2014 11:30:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful the ending :) Ana

    Sheaffer Avatar Elisabeth Sheaffer
    Date: 12/24/2014 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ana. This was written for a dear friend who died long before her time. I think that we have a responsibility in such circumstances to try to carry forward some of our friends' hopes and aspirations. Elisabeth Sheaffer