Past Summers Shine

Seasons come and go,

this everyone knows.

Some say the past,

is of no matter,

but memories that always shine,

I’m so glad are mine.

Days of sandcastles

and white sand sprinkled mud cakes.

Past summers like sparkling grains of sand,

sprinkled beneath my feet.

Splashing in mud puddles

little bare feet running through a dew filled meadow

holding hands when first love was mine

dancing in the rain and feeling so fine.

The waves of the sea,

come lapping to shore

and in a cone-like seashell

I imagine I hear –

the music of “The Summer of ‘69” play.

“Summer in the City” made me want to run,

grab the keys to the rooftop

and watch the sparkling stars shine.

Up where the neon lights,

of the city didn’t cloud my eyes.

Past summers they come and they go,

I know it will always be so,

as long as they leave,

happy, dreamy smiles.

So I’ll catalogue them all

and in the dreary days of autumn

and when the first snows fall –

like ghostly footprints,

past summers,

will come trailing behind.

© 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee

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always exploring 8 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

Ah, the seasons, they all have memories to keep. Lovely poetry Rasma..

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whonunuwho 8 weeks ago from United States

Nicely done my friend. Fine message in your poetry. whonu

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Laurinzo Scott 8 weeks ago from Phoenix, Az.

WOW... now , please keep writing such lovely descriptive poetry...

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manatita44 8 weeks ago from london

Very nice... charming poetry and a great play by Brian Adams. Very soothing this morning here in NY. Thank you.

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billybuc 8 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

This type of poetry is where you really shine, Rasma!

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ChitrangadaSharan 8 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

Beautiful poem and what an appropriate title!

Enjoyed the flow and the rhyme in between.

Thanks for sharing!

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Vellur 8 weeks ago from Dubai

Beautiful poem! Memories full of joy to be enjoyed when the sun does not shine.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 8 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Ruby.

Thank you Whonu.

Thank you Laurinzo.

You welcome Manatita. Glad you enjoyed. Hope you are having a good time in my hometown. As they say - give my regards to Broadway.

Thank you Bill.

You welcome Chitrangada.

Thank you Vellur.

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teaches12345 7 weeks ago

As we are now in September, this beautiful poem is so appropriate for those who love fall. I will definitely have wonderful memories to cherish from this summer.

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bravewarrior 6 weeks ago from Central Florida

Rasma, I think this is your best poem to date. I love this!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 6 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you will have memories to cherish Dianna.

Thank you Shauna.

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    I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia with my hubby, Martin and cat Sid.

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