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Lineage and Legacy

Lineage and Legacy as one must come to perceive
Those are lifeís footprints we deem to conceive   †
Moments in time we have achieved †  
As we glance upon a mirror of our reflection †  
Our eyes, nose, lips, lineage at times comes into question †  
What makes us the person who we are †  
From a presence already ordained beyond a constellation of stars †  
Are we playing out our life on a cosmic screen †  
Sight and feelings in time unforeseen †  
Learning in life to keep our noses clean †  
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If God does know all †  
Then why do we fight our fate when we stumble or fall †  
From the womb from which life we came †  
Universal love one and the same †  
In life thatís the name of the game †  
Prepared at birth to withstand the stinging rain †  
Have faith through bodily pain †  
Never taking the Lordís name in vain †  
Echoes of cries, donít pour your money down the drain †  
Never to go against the grain †  
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Perilous times has ridden the face of societyís dream †  
The white picket fence, Americanís apple pie wishes, so it may seem †  
From the dust from which we shall return †  
While weíre all here we live and we learn †  
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Lessons †  
Believing in daily blessings †  
Praying we all put down such deadly weapons †  
Social media has now become our true friend †  
Stroking computer keys to emotions we lend †  
Mental images displayed on screens, never to cease or end †  
Iím a writer, author by trade †  
Words sometimes hidden behind a masquerade †  
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My lineage is Haitian, Mulato, French, Creole of old †  
Midwifes in villages, city nurses generational foretold †  
Will I leave my mark, my handprints, my footsteps †  
My written concepts †  
Media sites with memories of my creed †  
A dose of reality always to feed your need †  
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My legacy is the signature of my face †  
As I bow my head in a state of grace †  
Being vain, never the case †  
At times, feelings get caught up between a rock and a hard place †  
Aquarian traits, please donít blame me †  
Footloose and fancy free †  
None as blind as those who will not see †  
Roots of the soul †  
Intellectual Creole †  
Which makes me who I am †  
Healer, as Godís tempers my land †  
Legacy and Lineage for me, thatís who †  
My blanket above I have proudly laid out for you †  
Written by SweetKittyCat5
Published | Edited 18th Jul 2019
Author's Note
No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare
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