Have I lived?
Did I dispense love freely?
Were moments of joy cherished –
moments of sorrow embraced?
Have I been a true friend?
Were strengths used, maximized –
weaknesses improved, reduced?
Have I given of myself?
Have I served only myself
or have I helped those in need?
Did I fulfill a purpose?
Were days simply calendar marks
or has my time been spent to leave a mark?
On a day when, in honesty,
I can affirm the better of this
then I can be sure that
I have lived.