Grandson, living is key
my life was short,
but what I did in life,
is love it all,
so live your life as I have lived mine... full.

I saw another puzzle in this vein and thought I would take it a step further.

hint #1

The cadence of this version doesn't feel the same as the original

hint #2

the original quote was written in an unrhymed iambic pentameter

  • $\begingroup$ After reading some more tags trying to find appropriate tags for this puzzle I realized that steganography is appropriate. $\endgroup$
    – user47403
    Apr 3, 2018 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ Is it a song lyrics or well known quote? $\endgroup$
    – Chess960
    Jun 2, 2018 at 16:13

1 Answer 1


I will find keywords and using those i will try to make a poem

Poem definitely is about passing a legacy so

passing, legacy

To pass to grandchild, child must be included so

child, grandchild

Poem is about loving not about earnings so

not money, or any things

I googled the keywords and found this

The greatest legacy one can pass on
to one's children and grandchildren
is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life,
but rather a legacy of character and faith.

Original source

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    $\begingroup$ I feel like this answer needs more explanation. Could you explain in more detail why you believe this is the right answer? $\endgroup$
    – F1Krazy
    Apr 3, 2018 at 11:42
  • $\begingroup$ @F1Krazy I will in my edit $\endgroup$
    – prit.patel
    Apr 3, 2018 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ It's a nice try. I've added a couple hints. $\endgroup$
    – user47403
    Apr 3, 2018 at 15:17

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