Legacy of Words

How shall I be remembered
What have I spoken
Has it enriched life or strangled hope
Have the words polluted the air
Or made the environment breathe easy…

How shall I be remembered
As Christian philosopher
What great quote have I offered
I speak now not to be written off
I speak now, that I might remember
There is a day my own words will testify
Against me or for me
They will be the world’s offense or my defense…

How shall I be remembered
As a Joyful Poet
That used adverbs to question
The quality of life
That used adjectives
Describing the beauty of life
That used nouns
Informing people they are significant
That used verbs
For the call of action: Be encouraged.

The philosopher in me speaks
The poet in me writes & recites
By that which is spoken or recited
By me, Will I…
Will I want it to be remembered?
And what will they say
About that which I offered.

My legacy is Words
And settle by the word
When I am gone
My words shall remain!

40 thoughts on “Legacy of Words

  1. Yes, it is true, “When I am gone, my words shall remain!” But even so will my actions. My family and friends, my students and colleagues will remember not only what I said or wrote, but what I did. Each day before I leave my sanctuary upstairs and head down to face another worldly day, I say this prayer, “Lord, help me go where you want me to go. Help me meet who you want me to meet, and tell me what you want me to say (or write). … Help me bee who you made me to bee, show me what you want me to do, and help me walk in Your Will. Amen!”

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  2. Words are almost really sacred and being impeccable in word perhaps a greatest measure of character. I appreciate your beautiful poem full of intention, taking responsibility for the spoken word that influences not only this lifetime but also beyond our mere existence.

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  3. This is so so beautiful. Words are our past, present and future; words are so alive and a part of our soul, we speak what we feel. I really love this and am truly grateful for this magical poem full of so much meaning, heart and inspiration!! Well done! Sending love 🖤🖤 -Ace

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    • WOW! I am utterly honored and humbly grateful to receive such a comment from a seasoned expressive sweet woman as yourself. From my heart to your heart, your kindness shall never be forgotten. Thank you very much🙏❤️ 😊

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  4. Your poem is a gentle reminder not only do we leave a lasting impression in our actions, but also in our words. I am more aware to use my words more wisely, thank you 😊

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so glad you did, because I am already enjoying yours and I am only one poem in. 😊

    These two lines made me pause~
    “There is a day my own words will testify
    Against me or for me”

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