ElectricPoetry: "Legacy For Myself"
"Legacy For Myself"
Poetry by Michael F. Nyiri
started 5:30 am pst 3/04/15
finished 7:00 am pdt 3/10/15
What will my legacy be when I'm gone?
I have no children, this life to pass on
I have not the funds for philanthropy
I'm just content to gaze at clouds and the sea
I'm a guy who takes pictures (and writes verses too)
I enjoy watching movies, and reading books through
Seems like I've always been there and here
As family faded, and friends fast fall from my sphere
I like to draw pictures, but they're only cartoons
No paintings or artwork or musical tunes
Will be left when I exit this grand mortality
So I question what will be my last legacy
When I die just sweep me under the rug
Never liked to be touched but I'll treasure your hug
The Universal Mind holds the godhead and cosmos, I know
So afraid of death, I'm not, It's the Universal flow
What will my legacy be here on earth?
I feel loved by a few, for what it's worth
Don't know if they'll miss me, or how long it'll take
As I lose my last breath and pull up life's last stake
For now and the meantime (as I've written before)
There's just too much life left for me in store
There's just too much to do, and so little time
And someday I still hope to find one to help finish my rhyme
You can turn off the internet I won't miss the distraction
You can take away my senses, my limbs, just a fraction
Of mighty existence, the here and the now
I'll write one last verse, cry one last tear, and how
Will the end be just like the beginning my friends
I am still aging backwards, childlike wonder it tends
The clouds float by easy, I hear the sound of the sea
And yet I wonder still, what will be my legacy?