What defines a legacy
in a common man’s mind?
Is it the vastness of their power
or the wealth they leave behind?
Or maybe it’s the friends they find
as they venture forth
through unforgiving wilderness
cold as the icy north.
The road is never easy.
“It’s not a joke” they say.
Yet this road less often traveled on
can still be the better way.
For it’s said that fateful journey
of a thousand grueling miles
is often rendered worth it
to make just one person smile.
I saw her make that first step,
longer ago now than it feels.
But her accomplishments are testament
to the hand that fortune deals.
Some impacts are like candles,
lost in the sands of time.
Yet hers is eternal,
never ending and sublime.
She gave a muffin mare her voice,
gave others still their song.
She gave three girls their destinies
and sent their futures along.
Her stories captured the imaginations
of every girl and boy.
Like a wondrous web weaver
of jolly, jovial joy.
Her aesops seem to tr