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My legacy

As I sit here, I wonder? Am I the person I wished me to be?
Have I treated others with compassion and caring, regardless? 
Of How I was treated? Did I take care of and love my family?
Did I smile and speak to someone who was friendless?

Or did I offer a helping hand to someone lost and broken?
Or did I turn away and pretend I didn’t see the anguish 
In their eyes? Or maybe sit with someone and just listen?
Or maybe help someone with a dream or a small wish?

When I leave this tired old world, I would like to know
That I made a difference. That I did what was right.
And I was kind. I didn’t live my life looking out a window,
I took a stand and cared for my fellow man. I lived in the light. 

My legacy I wish to leave behind is not new, but rare.
That others will step up and stand up for others that are 
Weak or frail, Sad or broken or just empty from despair.
Take the time to show someone, anyone that you care.

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  1. Date: 11/24/2010 9:51:00 AM
    Please continue to share your poetry with us here at PoetrySoup. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Rena. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 6:34:00 AM
    We always hope for memories to be made after we go. It's a shame that some are remembered more AFTER they pass. Perhaps I could present a challenge to you in writing about what you HAVE done rather than WONDER what you have done. Just a thought. =) I really, truly enjoyed this piece as I used to ask myself the same questions. I know I've left my mark so far, but I still got a long ways to go. Well done! -Drake

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 8:57:00 PM
    deep thoughts to this write, enjoyed,..p.d.