What should I leave?

Sometimes I wonder if I have already reached

The pinnacle of my life, if time has bleached

The vigor of youth completely out of me

I wonder if in future I would be

Energetic, insouciant as I was before

Or would my future steps be measured much more..

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The finite nature of life’s years I recognize

I know any moment life can throw a surprise

So I feel compelled that I should design

An intentional life, keeping in mind

My purpose in life, the legacy I would like to leave

Be true to the ideals in which I believe

My younger years were as a consumer spent

I soaked in the abundance of life, but now my intent

Is to give back to the world in some way

I am trying to give shape to what I have to say

Something that adds value to the society as a whole

Not just create noise, not be mere hyperbole

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What shall I leave behind, and for whom?

This is a broad question, with substantial room

For interpretation, I am trying to find

The most concise reply to this question in my mind

In my journey henceforward I shall continue to try

To create a legacy to leave under the sky

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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