Reena’s Xploration Challenge #249 – Legacy


He took his great granddad’s watch from the drawer and looked at it one last time. He wore it on his wedding, a pocket silver watch from 1919, with a silver chain and a silver medal at the end. The medal was won by his great granddad from rugby and it still has the encryption of his name and the year. Ah, great legacy! When the son got married six years ago, he passed this silver watch to the son. There was a feeling of pride and loyalty when he saw his son wore it on his wedding.

An old silver watch
Passed on by his great granddad
The son now has it

Photo credit Sarah Whiley

Sing a song of praise for these men

Generously with love

Scribbled pages they left by then

Gaze up they sang above

Generously giving their lives

Remember their children and wives

Generously give

Generously give

Remember them in our archives

Sing a song of praise for these men

Left frozen in the fields

Their last breath also left in glen

Now bear flowers that yield

What price freedom their legacy

Bravely fighting their enemy

What price freedom

What price freedom

For us mouthing this elegy

Sing a song of praise for these men

With love generously

Thanking them as we say amen

Hosting reverently

Men of courage and of valour

Showing gratitude in our prayer

Men of courage

Men of courage

They’re heroes for all to revere*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

  • Trijan Refrain
Sketch by Amiel

A sketch from a brother who loves her so
She who left us so early in her life
Siblings she left and grew long time ago

Let her soul be in peace in afterlife
Remember her poems, paintings and art
Singing and dancing, seeing the wildlife

Her memories lingered on in our hearts
Her brother and sister are doing well
Sang like angel, played piano like Mozart

Jessamine was her name, our belle
Legacy of faith, love and fun
She moved like she was a gazelle

She brought the light to us like sun
Treasured every moment with her

(c) ladyleemanila 2018


3 responses

  1. Reena Saxena

    What a collection! Thank you, Lady Lee!

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    1. ladyleemanila

      you’re very welcome, Reena 🙂

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  2. Reena Saxena

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Look what’s in the archive …. by Lady Lee

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