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Petals Upon the Wind

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


Looking back to their love,

she could remember,

his words always so soft and tender –

like petals upon the wind.

Always there beside her,

holding hands,

laughing like children,

enjoying life –

so very much in love.

As time passed,

the loving words,

like a river that freezes,

in the wintertime –

stopped flowing.

Looking into smoldering dark eyes,

no brightness there,

the lies kept coming faster –

like petals upon the wind.

One day it all just ended,

leaving her to go on alone,

making her wonder –

where they’d taken the wrong turn.

Sparkling memories

and silver tears remained,

in the darkest night,

she could still see it all,

hear the words,

that once rang true –

now just petals upon the wind.

It made it harder,

in the summertime,

when she wandered alone,

along the garden paths,

seeing the many roses that bloomed,

remembering him there beside her,

knowing that when the autumn came,

it would also take the beauty of the roses –

scattering their petals upon the wind.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 08, 2017:

You welcome Mike.

DREAM ON on September 08, 2017:

Love is impossible to stop. It comes and it goes. It builds and it grows. Love is so beautiful. Your poem captured the love and the loss. Very deep and emotional. Thank you for sharing.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 01, 2017:

Thank you Jackie.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on July 31, 2017:

Very beautiful...and love the song, too.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 18, 2017:

Thank you Mike.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on July 13, 2017:

Hello Gypsy - This is a potent piece of writing. Well done.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 13, 2017:

Thank you Louise. Barbara has quite a few songs that inspire.

Thank you Ann.

Thank you ThreeKeys and that is so true about love.

Thank you Terrie.

The oddest things can happen FlourishAnyway when love is not true.

Thank you Cynthia.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on July 13, 2017:

Beautiful poem. Love is all about taking a chance. You can never know how the story will end. Take care.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 12, 2017:

One of my relatives had a marriage like that. She thought it was lovely and learned it was one big charade. You couldn't make up the stuff that happened to her.

Terrie Lynn from Canada on July 12, 2017:

This is very beautiful. Sad and thought provoking at the same time. Well done, It touched my heart. Have a good day.

threekeys on July 12, 2017:

Lovely soft imagery. I could see the "petals upon the wind".

Love can be short sometimes and you wonder if it was just about loving rather than being in love.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 12, 2017:

Beautifully constructed, haunting poem! That Barbara Streisand song fits perfectly.


Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 12, 2017:

That's a lovely piece of poetry. I like the Barbara Steisand song too, was singing along to that. =)

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