Legacy

j0403204.jpg      We can all be make history by leaving behind a contribution. Large or small everything we do to help others works together for good. Life is hard, so sometimes we can get wrapped up in our own drama. Still once in a while we should all take time to review just what kind of legacy we’re leaving behind.

What Wil Your Legacy Be?

If we look back on your life, what will we see?
What will your legacy be?
Will your memory live on
Long after you are gone?
Will you have lived in such a way
That someone has something good to say?
We have a dream to fulfill,
A foundation to build
Will you leave behind
A useful design?
Will your life be a tapestry
For generations to be?
Will your children respect what you have left?
Will they be able to follow in your steps,
Run with your shadow,
And learn all there is to know?
Are you living the proper lifestyle?
Are you doing something worthwhile?
Will your life be an open book
For anyone to look?
Are you building a foundation that is secure,
One that will endure?
You don’t have to be a Queen or a King
To make you life count for something.
You don’t have to be a Rosa Parks.
Just leave your own mark.
If we look back on your life what will we see?
What your legacy be?
Is your life so set apart
That you could change someone’s heart?
Whose life will you have changed for the good?
Can someone be proud to stand where you once stood?
Can your children walk in your footsteps
Without regret?
It is our duty and our task
To create a legacy that will last
From generation
To generation
As it is so shall it forever be
Your family’s legacy.
So again I ask,
Are you creating a history that will last?
If we look back on your life, what will we see?
What will your legacy be?

                                                                                        P. Newman Harris

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One Response to Legacy

  1. Wayne Emery says:

    I come from a very talented family. Y’all need to let some of that rub off on me!

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