To My Granddaughter as She Graduates
For what do you want to be remembered?
Is it for a soccer or scholastic trophy?
Or is it for the generous, kind adult
That you have worked hard to be?
Do you want to leave a legacy
Of how much property you own,
Or the bright light in the universe
That your life of justice has shone?
How will you give enough back
To leave a positive balance,
When you have so many blessings;
Was it simply by blind chance?
Or do you think you were chosen
To be an example in the world
Of the harmony on earth as in heaven
That The Prophet Jesus foretold?
You may face fears and fall
Many times on your life's path,
But I know your faith and family
Will forever be your ballast.
From the time that you were born,
You burned with such bright energy;
I'm grateful that you choose to share
Some of your beautiful light with me.