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Past Summers Shine

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


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


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 04, 2016:

Glad you will have memories to cherish Dianna.

Thank you Shauna.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 03, 2016:

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

Dianna Mendez on September 01, 2016:

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.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 27, 2016:

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.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on August 25, 2016:

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

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 25, 2016:

Beautiful poem and what an appropriate title!

Enjoyed the flow and the rhyme in between.

Thanks for sharing!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 25, 2016:

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

manatita44 from london on August 25, 2016:

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

LJ Scott from Phoenix, Az. on August 24, 2016:

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

whonunuwho from United States on August 24, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 24, 2016:

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

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