Epitaph

When I am dead and gone,
You’ll find among my belongings:
      An incomplete poem,
      An open book and
      remnants of broken dreams.
 
I lived my life complete,
     And what did I earn?
     A flower-laden casket,
     A tombstone and
     A few sighs of relief.
 
My loved ones did
the best they could…
     Put me to rest
     Wished me eternal peace
     Shed a few wistful tears
Then turned and walked away.
 
That’s my legacy--
     A few fond memories
     A few heartbreaks
     Some random good deeds
     and a solemn sunset.
 
From the dust I rose
Into the dust I return,
Like a wind I came
Like a whisper I go!