My Children

It is not how much I have gathered

Through my honest work or even greed

In the end possessions won’t matter

But what flowers from each planted seed

I wanted them to have all my heart

And leave no part of my love unused

Give them an easier place to start

Let them find their own dreams to pursue

I wonder will they remember well

The lessons that I have tried to teach

Those things that I tried to gently tell

To show that hope is within their reach

To show them not to stand on the stage

Instead intermingle with the crowd

Always have the want to turn the page

Be the one of whom they could be proud

They’re the footprints that I leave behind

They will be my only legacy

They will be the story brought to mind

When my grandchildren remember me

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