Anonymous Poem by a Douglas Writer:

I want them to say I was strong and kind,

That I handled defeat with dignity.

That I let go with grace of the things not meant for me.

I want them to say I fought twice as hard to get half as far, but I never gave up.

I want them to say I loved harder than was reasonable.

That I saw the world, as ugly as it was, and decided it was beautiful anyway.

That I was blessed beyond what I deserved.

Tell me I have done something good, something that mattered, even just a little

Before I’m returned to the earth.