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The Day He Went Away

The heavens were crying,

the day he left,

as quietly the magic,

went out of her life.

Nothing was again the same,

no one to call her name.

It was so gray and cold,

her heart felt so heavy,

she wondered if just for a moment,

her nightmare could end.

Raindrops like tears,

splashed down from above,

as she watched from the window above.

No more loving smile,

no wave of the hand.

It was no longer see you,

it was good-bye forever more.

Feeling caged inside,

she walked out into the rain,

no umbrella was needed,

the rain mingled with the tears.

She was numb nothing to feel,

the beach was empty,

in this misty morning rain.

Gulls overhead,

kept her company,

the waves crashed to the shore,

the wind blew their spray all about.

Her cheeks were wet,

she no longer was sure,

if it was the rain, the mist

or the tears that came streaming down.

Salty tears,

salty waves,

mingled with the pain in her heart.

She wondered how she would go on,

returning to deathly silence -

no one to say I love you.

Perhaps when the sun,

brought a rainbow,

sparkling across the sky,

she might feel in her heart,

the way to a new love –

that would always be true.

© 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee

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manatita44 2 months ago from london

Cute and charming and yes, with hope for another rainbow .


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billybuc 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

Your poetry always reminds me of events in my life....and that's what good poets do.


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always exploring 2 months ago from Southern Illinois

You wrote about one episode in my life that still lingers. You wonder if the sun will ever shine again, then one day you meet someone who takes the pain away. Your poetry always touches me. Thank you


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fpherj48 2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

GRL.....Your wonderful work always manages to tug at my heart. This one has gone very deep and brought me to tears. Amazing how you stir up such raw emotions. You are gifted. Peace, Paula


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Victoria Baughman 2 months ago from Michigan

Simply beautiful!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Manatita.

Thank you Bill. Let there only be good memories for you from now on.

You welcome Ruby.

Thank you Paula. Hope all the tears are behind you now. Peace.

Thank you Victoria.


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bravewarrior 2 months ago from Central Florida

Rasma, as much as I love Bob Seeger, I've never heard this song before. How appropriate to hear it for the first time after reading your touching original poem!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 8 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Shauna. A lot of his songs are quite inspiring.

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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 with my hubby, Martin and cat Sid.


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