"Charlie's Poem"
by Laura Lightner

I havenít seen too much of life and yet I know it well,

Exquisite joy and ripened pain and love too sweet to tell.

My tiny heart felt them all and I have come to say,

Iíve left this world a better place and though I cannot stay~

My legacy is lively hope that from my journey here

Iíve brought a touch of heavenís light and left a message clear:

Reach out and touch the little oneís and all who need your care.

For even fragile hands can build a bridge of hope to share.

So, build a bridge of hope for me by gentle deeds well done:

This little heart will cheer you on through each and every one.Ē