Shadows of the Past

Updated on July 24, 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.

Shadows of the past,

are ever following me,

I can hear the soft whispers -

of things that used to be.

Shadows of the past,

never fail to delight me,

they remind me of gladder times,

when together were we.

Shadows of the past,

on silent feet of the night,

when the stars come shining up above,

I know your smiling upon me.

Shadows of the past,

always welcome to me,

I can almost see,

the days that have once been.

Shadows of the past,

following me through the years,

making me remember and smile -

drying all the tears.

Shadows of the past,

I wonder if you think of me,

as much as I think of you,

as much as my heart aches.

Shadows of the past,

will be with me always,

reminding me of the faces and places -

the times that stay in my memory.

Shadows of the past,

always shine upon me,

they comfort my soul,

knowing someday we’ll meet again.

Shadows of the past,

photographs never forgotten

they seem to come alive again,

as I gaze upon them.

Shadows of the past,

in the dark of night,

as the moon shines bright -

come out to dance with me.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Shadows of the past always do Kari.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Shadows of the past always do Kari.

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      Kari Poulsen 4 months ago from Ohio

      Oh, my shadows of the past...some bring me happiness, some sorrow. :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      That for sure is the way it is Mike. For me the shadows that gather at night inspire much more than those that gather in daylight.

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      mckbirdbks 5 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Gypsy - This plays out like stepping stones of love. We skipped down them as we stumple along.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Jackie.

      Thank you Ryan.

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      Ryan Fuller 6 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      One thing about the past, it is always behind you. No matter how many times it may catch up to you, it will always be trailing. Sometimes it is hard to forget the past. Sometimes the past can repeat itself. Very good message you show in this poem. I really enjoy this one.

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      Jackie Lynnley 6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good...and I love the flow and rhyme.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you FlourishAnyway. Glad it brought back memories.

      Thank you ThreeKeys. That sounds wonderful having a library of memories.

      You welcome Eric glad you enjoyed this.

      Thank you Bill.

      You welcome Bronwen.

      That is so very true Demas.

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      Demas W Jasper 6 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Memories are the soft cushions we fashion on which our aging years will rest.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 6 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Our past is what helps to make us what we are today. It's so good to reminisce - thank you for your lovely poem.

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      Bill Holland 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Well I have a lot more shadows than you do, and boy, oh boy, are they ever loud. :) Loved this!

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      Eric Dierker 6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you this is beautiful

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      Threekeys 6 months ago from Australia

      The past is wonderful. I just would like to create a few more memories so I can have a library of memories to fill up my mind when I am elderly and I'm spending time out on the front verandah:) I have a lot of catching up to do! Your write with beauty.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      I liked this a lot. It makes me think of someone looking back through old photo albums.