Your Children Ought Not Be Your Legacy

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Your children ought not be your legacy,
For that's a burden far too great to bear.
You're on your own, as you were meant to be,

Proud parent of your treasured progeny
Without conditions, as is only fair.
Your children ought not be your legacy:

They must be themselves, as generously
You shine upon them, all the while aware
You're on your own, as you were meant to be,

The sole contender of your destiny,
No matter how much love you choose to share.
Your children ought not be your legacy,

Inspired to fulfill your fantasy
And not their own, displaced beyond repair.
You're on your own, as you were meant to be,

As all are in our longings ultimately,
Though we remain in one another's care.
Your children ought not be your legacy.
You're on your own, as you were meant to be.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

Audio and Video Music: Falling Snow.
By Aakash Gandhi. Music free to use at YouTube.



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