What Will We Leave Behind?

Désirée Goyette

Spinning around in space
Everything in its place
Heavenly bodies held in an unseen embrace
Just like a state of grace

Child of pure desire
Born of celestial fire
Galaxies rise and fall in the skies
And the stars leave a legacy of light 
To behold by ages yet untold

And what will leave?
What will our footprints leave behind?
Will they whisper we’ve been kind
Or will they shout that we’ve been blind
To what the stars say, even as their light begins to fade
“I am he light, I am one with the Light 
As the rays are one with the sun”
What will leave behind when we’re done?

Any amount of talk
Can never turn back the clock
Passively sleeping, happily keeping my nest
Away from the world’s unrest

Yet Truth sings her plaintive song
Urging me gently on
Waking my heart to knowing that I am a part
Of where the healing starts

And what will leave?
What will our footprints leave behind?
Will they whisper we’ve been kind
Or will they shout that we’ve been blind
To what the stars say, even as their light begins to fade
“I am the light, I am one with the Light 
As the rays are one with the sun”
What will we leave behind
As the ages unwind?
What will we leave behind when we’re done?