Poem: The Way You Danced

Carolyn's Mom


The Way You Danced

It was on a windy day in spring
The day I saw you with tears in your eyes
Nothing could turn me away from you
But the clouds in the skies

They reminded me of yesterday
When you said that you wouldn’t leave
Holding on the memories
The pain and sorrow you wouldn’t believe.

I remember the cries in the morning
The sighs of tiredness
Wasn’t something I was going to miss
I remember the laughter and smiles
The hugs and the kisses
The way you danced in front of me
Those are the moments I will miss.

I tell myself every waking moment
That this is where you wanted to go
To be at ease and free
Yet the heart of me so selfishly
Just wanted you beside me.

I keep with me our memories
You take with you my love
Remember that we danced endlessly
We will dance for eternity.

Carolyn E. Larry

Carolyn E. Larry

©Written by Carolyn E. Larry, Burnt Church First Nation, May 15, 2017


  1. Raymond Gallant on May 15, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    The memories of my Mom come back at the most unexpected moments and as you say so succinctly in your poem it’s the laughter I remember most too…

    Carlyn, I knew you could make me laugh but now I know you can also make me cry…

    Hugs and Luv…


  2. Carolyn Larry on May 15, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you 🙂

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