Written by: Anne Rutherford

I will leave this earth as I came,
taking nothing.
But I leave some of myself.

My children,grandchildren and
 all the smiles I gave,
Even to strangers I met and
 didn't know.

The good words I gave when they
were needed,
Blessed not only me but the receiver.

 Your path is preordained, your
steps are set.
Make sure you can say, you left your
footprints on this earth.

Then you will have truly been a 
blessing to family and friends.

Copyright 2008 
Anne Rutherford
Poems  From the 
heart Series