When all is said and done,
And all the lights they fade away,
No more moonlight, no more sun,
Only your legacy is left in play.
Will you pass into myth and legend?
Will your name stand all alone?
Will your triumphs be the greatest?
Will your failures be stepping stones?
Will you leave behind a future?
Something better than before,
History good enough to cherish,
To remember always, forever more.
If this is you, then you are lucky,
If this is you, you should be praised,
If it is not, then try to emulate,
If it is not, try just in case.