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Footprints

Our time on earth is limited
We live, we age, we die
Precious time is flowing
The years are rushing by
As we look back in retrospect
On how we’ve lived those years
Did we triumph through adversity
Smiling through our tears
Or give in to despair
Surrendering to our fears?

Did we waste our time in bigotry
Did we shun our fellow man
Because he looked “different”
And not our countryman
Did we raise our children wisely
Showering them with love
Did we teach the 10 commandments
Given from above?

Did we reach out to our neighbor
When he was in distress
We didn’t really like him
But did we try nonetheless?
Did we share our blessings
With loved ones and our friends
What will be our legacy
When our life finally ends?

The sands of time are flowing
We cannot stem the tide
We all leave our footprints
After we have died
Will yours be unworthy
A life of selfish pride
Or leave a legacy of love
Only you can decide!


------
Grandma Bea


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The following comments are for "Footprints"
by Beatrice Boyle

Follow in the Steps of Love
Live your life worthy of a legacy
of loving footsteps...I always say

( Posted by: awhippingflame [Member] On: July 21, 2013 )

Simply beautiful
Bea, you will leave more than footprints. Your legacy is more than just a guiding path (though a direct and good one). You are a warming lantern among the LED's. (pun intended)

( Posted by: poeteye [Member] On: July 21, 2013 )

Footsteps
Me too Flame!!!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: July 22, 2013 )

Sorry James!
I didn't realize I hadn't replied to you until I just sawy this!

Thank you so much for your kind words...one of my friends calls my work "Sniffle Poetry"! lol

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: July 30, 2013 )





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