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The Sweet Taste of Life

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.

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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

Comments

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 14, 2016:

Glad you enjoyed this Shauna. The Beatles always inspire.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 08, 2016:

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!

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 23, 2016:

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.

Dianna Mendez on October 22, 2016:

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

manatita44 from london on October 19, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 19, 2016:

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..

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on October 19, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 19, 2016:

Hoping that today is a positive one for you.

Michael-Milec on October 18, 2016:

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

whonunuwho from United States on October 18, 2016:

Nice poem my friend. Well done. whonu

Shannon Henry from Texas on October 18, 2016:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 18, 2016:

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