Fading life like ebbing tides
reflections of the state of being we call life,
yet as the tide knows,
when all is receded into that vast core of existence,
so it returns in flow to reunite the shore.
And smile that sea, for all it knows,
life a transient being but in iterative fashion
precludes the fall,
and we like a leaf afloat the tide,
abide this cycle, many lives and more.
Death, a fading of attachment,
an acceptance of this flow,
where we in soul’s attire will know
one step more, a shadow into light,
where new possibilities avail our sight.
As we cross from one shore to another,
souls we know to guide us,
lead us through a path we already know,
so many times before have trodden
as we find that glow within, that source.
Then standing on a distant shore
we face beginnings, learning and striving to be better,
and know not each gift given,
but stirring within, those souls already given,
linger in our hearts.
Often they return in different form,
familiar souls sharing once again this path,
and together we prevail, overcome
and grow in love’s embrace,
the world transformed to challenge us.
On a bed of cloud we stare into the heavens,
life slipping from our grasp,
and at that moment we feel a profound peace,
as our shell falls from grace
and we are delivered to a heart-felt freedom.
Given the stakes of our last life,
the sacrifices, the love and growth innate,
a new life awaits to deliver us closer to our potential,
and so the cycle continues, the rise and fall,
the beauty we discover in life’s call.
And in each life we meet strangers,
not strangers at all,
and know in our hearts they are family,
on this long journey of existence,
and with heart aglow we follow our chosen paths,
within the peace and sublime serenity of love.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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