Updated on June 9, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

Life like the pendulum,

of a clock,

keeps moving back and forth,

as minutes, hours and days,

go rushing by.

While we like marionettes,

walk and dance,

to a rhythm,

moved by an unseen hand.

Our special moments,

always noted,

our days running one into the other.

Perhaps if we stand out from the rest,

put things to the test,

make our dreams,

become reality –

we can be legends in our own time.

To make our lives special,

we must find a purpose,

to live each day,

to take and find,

something that will make us smile,

leaving a memory behind.

So many things.

that can bring,

joy and gladness.

The smile of a child,

the sweet kiss of a love,

the beauty of nature

and the changing of the seasons.

There are these

and many other reasons,

to stop and smell the roses.

Rainbows that fill the sky,

after a refreshing rain,

dark days when the clouds sail away

and the sun comes shining through,

These keep the pendulum swinging,

bringing us through our days,

making them a little gladder,

making our load lighter,

as life marches on

and we along to the rhythm.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Shauna.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        19 months ago from Central Florida

        Life would be dull without the pendulum, the yin and yang and everything in between.

        Nice sentiment, Rasma!

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        You welcome Randi. Glad you enjoyed this.

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        Randi Benlulu 

        20 months ago from Mesa, AZ

        Loved reading this! Beautiful, timely and well said! Thank you!

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you FlourishAnyway and so true.

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        20 months ago from USA

        I liked the image of a pendulum. Sometimes we move forward and at other people Ike's backwards but given our lifespan the clock is always winding down.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Hope you're all having a sunny Sunday.

        Thank you Noor.

        Thank you Whonu

        Thank you Manatita

        Thank you Harish

        Thank you Bill.

        Thank you Eddy. Nice to see you here sis. Been missing your poems.

        Thank you Mike.

        Thank you Genna

        Thank you Bronwen. Blessings to you too.

        Thank you John.

        You welcome Missy Smith

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        Missy Smith 

        20 months ago from Florida

        Your poetry always has many thoughtful expressions that inspire. Thanks for sharing, Gypsy! :)

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        John Hansen 

        20 months ago from Queensland Australia

        I had to read this wonderful poe, Rasma, as Manatita said my own poem "The Journal of My Life" reminded him of this. Yes, we certainly have a common theme. Great job.

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        Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

        20 months ago from Victoria, Australia

        What a great poem! So well said, and in these troubled times, so encouraging. Many blessings to you!

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        Genna East 

        20 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Rasma, this is just stunning -- some of your best work!

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        20 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Hello Gypsy - What a high energy, positive piece of writing.

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        20 months ago from Wales

        The smile of a child,

        the sweet kiss of a love,

        the beauty of nature

        and the changing of the seasons.

        True treasures sis just like this ge. Great work and so nice to be back.


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        Bill Holland 

        20 months ago from Olympia, WA

        More than any of your other poems, this one resonates with me the most. Not sure why, but it does. Wonderful work!

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        Harish Mamgain 

        20 months ago from New Delhi , India

        A beautiful poem , and saying such lovely things to live life, that one is filled with immense joy ! Gypsy, I love your poetry.

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        20 months ago from london

        A super-excellent and inspirational poem! Rasma, there are so many reasons why you and I should continue to write these kind of poems! At a time when some see only the gloom, life asks us to look at your poem ... to see the beauty ... the excellence ... to remember Love, so necessary at this time of struggle.

        I commend you for yet another beauty with a promise of hope and Light.

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        20 months ago from United States

        This was one of your best works my friend. Well done and many blessings. whonu

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        20 months ago

        "Perhaps if we stand out from the rest,

        put things to the test,

        make our dreams,

        become reality –

        we can be legends in our own time."

        Amazing words!! Keep it up


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