Thinking about Larry

My uncle Larry died yesterday. I got the news tonight and wrote this poem inspired by his quiet kind of love.  His wife, my aunt Carol, who is referenced in the poem died less than four years ago.  She is why there are two trillium in the photo of spring growth on this first day of spring.
Thinking about Larry

Thinking about Larry

Another wave erodes
that generation
washing Larry out to sea.
He returns to the universal pool,
the primordial ocean of energy,
the ordered shuffle of being.
“Energy cannot be created
or destroyed,
it can only be changed
from one form to another,” *
from one consciousness
to the next consciousness.
We move in parallel lines
touching the circles of
others’ lives
to learn how to love ,
in the purest form, love,
the grand purpose, love.

Larry was a quiet man
of uncomplicated love.
His lesson for us who remain
spinning in our circles
is that love is unselfish,
love is undemanding,
love is peaceful.
He let go today
following  the love of his life
back into seed
to be planted and grow again
and learn again to love,
a higher love still,
each life growing.

We do find each other again
in another consciousness
and we love a greater love
spilling more and more good
into the warming ocean.
Be well in love Larry and Carol
until our we meet again.

*quote by Albert Einstein

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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