Evidence of a lifetime on this earth,
And my hair denied its current hue and colour,
Only to take on a scaring white,
When the spring in my step shall be replaced by a non-apologetic stoop,
And my limbs shall function with a groaning and raving madness!
I want my wide-eyed grandchildren to sit cross-legged from me around a hearth,
An expression of awe and pure heroine-worship etched in their expressions,
As I shall recount to them, with a wide toothless smile, the story of my life;
A life well, fully and passionately lived!
I want them to celebrate an epic birth with possibly five traditional ululations,
I want to see them marvel at my strength as I tell of stormy times,
To see grim determination in them as a result of my successes; even failures
To shed a tear, peculiarly, as I emotionally describe my happy times,
Like my ONE DAY that shall dawn reflecting brilliance of Love!
I want to leave clear footprints for them to follow,
An example of a life fully lived,
A demonstration of a love so freely given,
A passion so totally explored,
And a life worth lodging in their memories;
A Legend, An epic woman with generations who honour her..
And so I want; And intend…..