I Cherish Those Steps Taken By My Ancestors

I cherish those steps,
Taken by my ancestors.
And I do my best...
To reflect against their shadows left.

I hold my breath,
With wishes to please.
I am here to uplift their spirits,
With a selfishness to receive...
Their blessings.

And to leave my mark,
To enlighten the brightness...
Given to me to spark,
A continued greatness...
My ancestors afforded me.

To fulfill with a belief I can and will
A destiny achieve!
And feeling proud I am allowed to labor,
In this quest with a life...
Blessed with such an honor,
That ignites to incite an encouraged insight!

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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