American Legacy

In desperation my toil continues
for wages gone before given
Debtors and creditors demand blood
for a life barely worth living

I am the model for my children
and breadwinner for my family
Yet it grows harder day by day
to find gratitude along the way

Thus I look about for new work
one lateral to where I am now
To make it just one more day
Only to have more bills to pay

Somehow I must remind myself
that I’m leaving a legacy
But I’m not a trailblazer
And the path now seems concrete

When I’m dead and gone what’s left
are only the fading memories
Yet if I have loved hard enough
They will echo into eternity


About ninefolddragon

I am a self-proclaimed writer, spiritualist, and warrior. My primary writings are poetry and essays that evoke elemental visualization and are written in honor of the sacred feminine.
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4 Responses to American Legacy

  1. Emma Beane says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! … it could have been me… ❤

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  2. Faye says:

    Beautifully expressed BUT………the Truth is if you love deeply enough, even through the problems your legacy will be far more tangible than just a memory. ‘stuff’ material ‘stuff’ is only an illusion of legacy. Real Legacy is that which is unshakeably founded in ‘unconditional’ LOVE.

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