The Legacy: An Etched Poem About Organ Donation

Written by on September 17, 2013 with 0 Comments


Dedicated to the Families of Organ Donors


The Legacy


A poem written from the perspective of an organ donor to his or her family.


“I didn't mean to leave so soon;

so much was left undone.

We always think that later's there:

it comes with every sun . . .

“I'm grateful I can help someone:

I've left a legacy

so someone else can yet live on

with some help from me . . .

“I hope that you find comfort

in my memory:

The work I do helps someone live—

my greatest legacy.”


This poem is 20 x 16 inches, etched, in a frame.  It is here shown in charcoal matte with an oval opening.  But, in order to make it a bit more affordable, it will be sold with a rectangular double matte opening only, with black matte. (In other words, the oval opening is not available. I don't have photos in rectangular openings to show, but you can see those on other etched pieces in the “Weddings and Love” category.) This piece can be ordered with two rectangular openings. One can be used for a photograph of the donor, and one for a photograph of the donor's family, or perhaps for a photograph of the recipient.  You may insert whatever photo(s) you desire.

Personalization included.  Black or Light Brown Frame included. Contact me with the name or names to be included. Please be sure the spelling of the name(s) is correct. We reserve the right to substitute frames of similar color. Frame shown above is not available.

One rectangular double matte:  $279.99   To add a second rectangular double matte, add $30.00.

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

For etched pieces, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.


Disclaimer:  I have used my photograph in the samples here because I am a cheap model.  I have not yet been an organ donor nor an organ recipient, but I am registered, because I know that it is important.

Be an organ donor.  Donate life. 

Donate life. Click here.


To see the 4×6 inch photo poem version of The Legacy, click here.

To see the downloadable versions, click here.

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The Legacy

Etched.  20 x 16 inches.

Oval opening not available. It is shown here as an example only. This etched piece is sold only with rectangular openings. Sorry.

Sold with black matte (not charcoal as shown in photo here). Black matte is a bit more affordable, and it shows off the text better.

Sold with choice of black or light brown frame. Frame shown is not available.

This piece will be personalized at no extra cost.

You can order a second rectangular double matted photo opening for $30.00.

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

For etched pieces, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

This poem is also available as a Photo Poem.

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