The Sweet Taste of Life

Updated on October 18, 2016
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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.

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.

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    © 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee


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        Gypsy Rose Lee 17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Glad you enjoyed this Shauna. The Beatles always inspire.

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        Shauna L Bowling 17 months 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 18 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        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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        Dianna Mendez 18 months 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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        manatita44 18 months ago from london

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

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        Ruby Jean Richert 18 months 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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        Word 18 months 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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        FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA

        Hoping that today is a positive one for you.

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        Michael-Milec 18 months ago

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

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        whonunuwho 18 months ago from United States

        Nice poem my friend. Well done. whonu

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        shanmarie 18 months ago

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

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        Bill Holland 18 months ago from Olympia, WA

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