The Legacy: A Photo Poem. Donate Life! 4×6

Written by on November 12, 2013 with 0 Comments



A poem with a (hypothetical) message from the organ donor to his or her family.


The Legacy  


“I hope that you find comfort

in my memory:

The work I do helps someone live —

my greatest legacy.”



There are few living organ donors;  as such, this poem is written, in a sense, from the perspective of an organ donor who did not plan to be a donor at the time that this person died.  In other words, the donor almost always died in a sudden and accidental way.  And quite likely, while the donor may have made arrangements to become a donor upon death, he or she did not have a chance to speak to other family members after being injured and then dying.  So, I tried to imagine what the donor might want to say to his or her living family members. I certainly think that the donor would be happy to know to know that someone else is able to live on because of the donor's gift.

This is a shorter version of a longer etched poem.  The etched poem can be found here:  The Legacy.

The shorter photo poem is more affordable than the etched version, though it does not allow for personalization or inclusion of the subject's photograph.

4×6 inches.

Choice of black, brown or white frame.*

Only $16.99*

*Frames are subject to availability.  I reserve the right to substitute a frame of similar color.

*Shipping, handling and sales tax, if applicable, are extra.


Other organ donation poems include Have A Heart and So Hope Will Live.

To see the downloadable version of The Legacy, click here.


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The Legacy: A poem about organ donation.

4×6 inches.

Choice of black, brown or white frame.

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