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Reflecting on Life

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


There are times,

when I look into the mirror,

somewhere way back in there,

I can see the faces,

of my friends and me.

Perhaps they’re just faded memories,

but the music sounds so clear -

the laughter close and dear.

The years may have flown,

had I but known,

that they’d pass by so quickly,

with ups and downs -

like on a wild roller coaster ride.

I would have stopped,

to treasure them more,

but they just whizzed by

16, 20, 30 and more.

The pictures remain

and they are stored in my mind.

When I look at old photographs,

it seems that the action,

going on there -

could begin again.

If only there was magic in the air

and I could return to yesterday -

for just a moment more.

The road I’ve traveled,

has had it’s twists and curves.

Surprises round many a bend,

but I wouldn’t have it any other way,

for then the friends I now treasure,

wouldn’t be mine

and you and I my friend -

wouldn’t be in this together.

So throughout time

and all the tears and fears,

all the years that have rolled along,

bringing the silver threads

and golden memories -

were worth it my friend.

I must say,

let’s meet once more

and step into yesterday -

reliving all the joys.

Let’s hug and say, “I love you” -

before the closing of our day.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee

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