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The Sweet Taste of Life

There is a taste to life,

that is sometimes so very sweet.

Other times it can be bitter,

but we have to take the good with the bad.

Whenever life is good,

it’s like the day is brighter -

than the rest.

There is a sweetness,

on my tongue

and I just want to embrace,

all the beauty that surrounds.

When the bad days come,

that bring tears coming down,

the saltiness reminds me,

of the mist blowing from the sea.

Come the rains,

pouring down,

that feels so good

and I spread my arms,

as the raindrops,

wash all the tears away

and I go dancing among the raindrops.

Life can be a mix,

of so many things.

It can make us want,

to spread out our arms

and wish we could fly away,

with the winds that blow,

with the birds up high.

It can make us want,

to hide away from everyone.

Life is good and life is bad,

we take it any way we can.

The best days taste the sweetest

and mostly I live for those.

Days when love fills the heart,

nothing else seems to matter.

I can while away the hours,

dreaming sweet dreams of you.

© 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee

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billybuc 7 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

You picked my all-time favorite song to accompany a lovely poem.


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shanmarie 7 weeks ago from Texas

Lovely sentiments and truth. This one reminds me of the style of Dream On. :)


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whonunuwho 7 weeks ago from United States

Nice poem my friend. Well done. whonu


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Michael-Milec 7 weeks ago

Life is a gift full of surprises as your poem reminds. Thanks Rasma.


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FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA

Hoping that today is a positive one for you.


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word55 7 weeks ago from Chicago

Hi Gypsy, this was an amazing poem. I needed to read this today. Thank you much and be blessed!


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always exploring 7 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

This was poetry true to life and very beautiful. The video, a reminder of better times when we all went wild over the one and only Beatles..


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manatita44 7 weeks ago from london

Nice one, Gypsy. Cool. Good to hear the Beatles again.


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teaches12345 6 weeks ago

Our emotions carry us to different places in our heart, but as you say -- love is the one that perfects us. Love this poem!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 6 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Bill.

Thank you Shanmarie.

Thank you Whonu.

You welcome Michael.

Hope your week is a positive one FlourishAnyway.

You welcome Al, blessings to you too.

Thank you Ruby.

Thank you Manatita and glad you enjoyed The Beatles.

Thank you Dianna.


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bravewarrior 4 weeks ago from Central Florida

We wouldn't know the good without having experienced the bad and vice-versa. It's all part of life.

Love the original video you chose, Rasma. It brings back memories!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Shauna. The Beatles always inspire.

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