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The Trail I Leave

The Trail I Leave The artist leaves his paintings behind They're viewed long after he is gone Efforts of the actress, are caught on film Decades later, they may be shown A sport's star often leaves their mark Years later to be recalled on screen The politician leaves a trail to follow When he's no longer on the scene The teacher, pastor, and the chef Will each in their own way Be found on society's page Long after they have passed away Each of us, likewise will leave An impact on someone we know Or perhaps an observing stranger Has watched our daily to-and-fro What effect will the life I live Have on those I meet, each day Will it encourage them to press on When difficult trials come their way I'd like to think, that my impact On the trail I leave behind Would leave sunshine, and a ray of hope And give a weary traveler, peace of mind The need is great, in this troubled world For a pathway strewn with flowers Where all too often, thorns and thistles Consume so many of our hours Lord, - may the legacy I leave behind After the curtain of this life is drawn Point others to a higher plane And help them the torch, to carry on Colan L Hiatt = 08-29-13 © All Rights Reserved

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Date: 8/7/2016 8:14:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your work..Truth is written in these lines..Sara
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Colan Hiatt
Date: 8/7/2016 8:45:00 AM
Thanks for the comment. I trust that my writings will serve a purpose, by provoking thought and uplifting someone along the way. To God, be the glory. = Colan