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The Day He Went Away

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


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


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 07, 2016:

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

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 01, 2016:

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!

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 27, 2016:

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.

Victoria Baughman from Michigan on September 25, 2016:

Simply beautiful!

Suzie from Carson City on September 25, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on September 25, 2016:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 25, 2016:

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

manatita44 from london on September 25, 2016:

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

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