AFTER MY PARTING

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After my parting

I hope the world remembers not

The stench of my farthings

And only sees the marks of my sweeping broom

 

II

After my parting

I hope none cries for gains lost

And that my only son lives

Growing in pride over my short existence

 

III

After my parting

I hope my students remember my fire

And use my dead wood ends to rekindle their strength

To live fearless to impact positively

 

IV

After my parting

I hope friends curse me not

For taking with me my smiles and giggles

Leaving a void none can fill

 

V

After my parting

I hope many hold hands to help the autistic

Offering help instead of disdain

Giving out a little to make grand for their living

 

VI

After my parting

I wish to look back and smile

At the perfect world I left behind

Or the near perfect world trying perfection

 

VII

I can boldly face whatever

If I see what I need to see

And realize I impacted like a blessing bomb

After my parting

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2015

14 thoughts on “AFTER MY PARTING

  1. Oh my Dearest Cecilia,

    Do you not realize? Do you not know? You have already fulfilled these aspirations. Your legacy is living as you plant each step you take. When you are called to your final moment there will be deep sorrow and deep gratitude for a woman who lived her life well. Your seeds you work so diligently to plant will grow into a mighty, strong forest of good and change. The long range impact of your life has already begun so rest assured, your life will not be forgotten. Your friends will number in the millions as we across vast oceans are allowed the opportunity to befriend a person such as yourself. You have already made the difference between success and failure for each and everyone of your students! God blesses your efforts while Satan tries to destroy them so the battle never ends. I pray God shows you how much you have changed your corner of the world already.

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  2. A noble desire is to leave a positive legacy when we depart. There is no doubt that you will. But you have many more ripples to create in this ocean of life, Cecilia….

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