Petals Upon the Wind

Updated on July 12, 2017
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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.

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


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      You welcome Mike.

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      DREAM ON 4 months ago

      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.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Jackie.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 months ago from The Beautiful South

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Mike.

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      mckbirdbks 6 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      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.

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      Cynthia B Turner 6 months ago from Georgia

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

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      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.

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      Terrie Lynn 6 months ago from Canada

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

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      Threekeys 6 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      Ann Carr 6 months ago from SW England

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


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      Louise Powles 6 months ago from Norfolk, England

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