September 5, 2009


Can anyone speak to life

How do I break the cycle

Handed down by my dad

Is there a model


It’s the hardest thing to find

I found that in my despair

I clarified my questions

Set my mind to life


I knew what I did not want

Can I find another way

Will my children weep like me

Can I give them love


I’ve seen despair win

Rob people from being loved

I am determined

To bring light, life and loving

In view of all that I meet


The path that I choose 

Will impact generations

I know this is true


We all leave a legacy

A life that we will pass on

I will not be uninformed

I’ll engage my mind



© Terry S. Smith

written September 5, 2009