Past Summers Shine

Updated on August 24, 2016
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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. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

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.

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    © 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee


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        Gypsy Rose Lee 19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Glad you will have memories to cherish Dianna.

        Thank you Shauna.

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        Shauna L Bowling 19 months ago from Central Florida

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

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        Dianna Mendez 19 months 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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        Gypsy Rose Lee 20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        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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        Nithya Venkat 20 months ago from Dubai

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

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        Chitrangada Sharan 20 months 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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        Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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        manatita44 20 months 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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        Live To Write 20 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

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

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        whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

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

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        Ruby Jean Richert 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

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