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My Legacy

When I die
I hope the father in heaven knows I’ve tried 
I lived life to the best
Even with all the trife
Not knowing all the answers
To every question
But always searched for truth
Lived in my youth
And  hopefully I’ll die satisfied
Preoccupied with my drive to wealth
To relieve myself of this hell
It doesn’t always stay a constant dwell
I pray he knows I’ve loved with everything I’ve had
Even when the sh-t turned out bad
I’ve remained loyal to myself
With my own inner wars
Even if in the end I knew I’d be scorned
I want the world to know I was a star waiting to shine
Even when the light didn’t seem to be so bright 
Trying to leave my troubles behind
Throughout this pain I constantly tried to play superwoman 
With a mask on my face
Not knowing I was the one who needed to be saved  
In times when I felt I’d been betrayed
Retained all sadness this world caused
While my very happiness was put on pause 
I pretended to be unflawed 
To protect myself 
I put up a wall
On  the day of judgment
I hope I’m forgiven for my sins
I was only trying to “live”
I want to be remembered as a survivor
I played the game 
And played the cards as they were dealt
Even with all the misery I felt
I’ve been in love a time or two
And I’ve been broken-hearted more times than a few
There were moments when I forgot what I was fighting for 
Never knew for sure what my purpose of crying
I just knew I was tired of trying
I wanted people to believe I was strong
Even when I felt weak
I want to know a life where I do not suffer
Where my own thoughts don’t get me in trouble
My legacy 
I want the world to remember my face
To say I somehow changed this miserable place!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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