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Legacy by Dawn Pisturino

on August 9, 2022

I’m pleased to announce that my poem, “Legacy,” is live right now on Masticadores USA. Thank you, Gabriela Marie Milton, for your encouragement and support!

MasticadoresUsa // Editora: Gabriela Marie Milton

Image: Tessa Wilson, Unsplash


by Dawn Pisturino
site: http://www.dawnpisturino.wordpress.com

A handful of trinkets,
All that remains of a life which spanned sixty years
Through childbirth labor and marital pain,
Poverty and hunger and religious faith.
Everything you touched and cherished and dreamed,
Lost forever to mildew and decay,
And the least which survives –
Just a tiny fragment of yesterday.
The old home place no longer stands:
Its groaning walls were bulldozed to the ground;
And the Dutiful Daughter who stayed by your side
Rots away in a back ward dungeon.
How you would writhe and torment in your grave,
Realizing the legacy you left behind
Is nothing more than ashes and dust;
As dead as yourself; and mourned as much.

@Dawn Pisturino

Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose

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21 responses to “Legacy by Dawn Pisturino

  1. aparna12 says:

    Hearty congratulations, dear Dawn. This is such a wonderful poem and so heart touching, I nearly had tears. Very very beautiful, indeed. This poem is written straight from the heart. I can actually visualize the pain and suffering of the poor dead mother and her daughter suffering a similar fate. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. balladeer says:

    Congratulations! You are everywhere we turn these days!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Iowa Life says:

    Mortality. Its a tough one.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. markrenney2 says:


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  5. utahan15 says:

    born dying
    ask why
    hey of and from earth
    muddy waters
    roiled and soiled
    by a life
    of fun on the run

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Nitin Lalit says:

    A very hard hitting poem about everything becoming ashes and dust in the end. I loved the strong tone of the narrator.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Congratulations Dawn! I know you are so excited for the publication! So sad, heartbreaking, and tragic. Great poem my friend! 😊🙏🏼🦋🤗

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Congratulations on your Publication Dawn. I’ll head over soon.💖

    Liked by 1 person

  9. vermavkv says:

    Wonderful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Michele Lee says:

    Touching, tragic, and well written. Bravo, Dawn!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. What is the worth of a life? As time cannot be stopped and regrets are futile, all that we are left with is a tragic sense of life.

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