All The Surfers That Love the Ocean
Loving Memory of Gary Koerner (1949-1998)
the waves; they study the tides,
the perfect curl, all for the perfect ride.
wet suits in weather that is too cold,
extreme degrees of heat;
searchers of the soul.
they bear offspring, whom they teach to ride,
And it is
pleasant to see, surfing side by side.
young men do grow old,
are taken before their toll.
So it is
befitting that their ashes return to the ocean,
As all that
remains is their soul.
are given one last chance to say goodbye,
paddle out, afloat in low tide.
surfer who has touched so many lives is now gone,
love of the surf inspires others to carry on.
soul surfers distribute his ashes to the ocean in a last hurl,
go back to him riding the eternal curl.