Twilight Years

Updated on May 13, 2017
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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.

Together from high school day,

they had a love,

others look for

and others only dream about.

They had their days in the sun,

so much fun

and darker days when it seemed –

the rain would never go away.

Still hand in hand,

in their twilight years,

they still saw each other,

in the light of youth.

It was her greatest fear,

if the time came for one of them,

to ford that stream,

across that threshold –

when the angels came.

They talked about it,

but he would always laugh,

he’d say it wouldn’t matter,

because they’d never be far,

one from the other,

till the day they met on the other side.

He’d paint her pretty pictures,

with his words,

of ways of sending hellos,

through all the lonely tomorrows.

Or raindrops pattering,

like tears from the sky,

against a windowpane –

just saying hi.

Of scattered blossoms,

blowing in the soft wind,

in the spring.

Of lacey snowflakes,

that pasted ice flowers,

on the windowpanes.

Of summers with butterflies flitting,

sending many greetings

and much love from heaven above.

Still it was so strange,

to think they’d be one day parted,

till then she’d be glad just to have him,

by her side

and she knew that one day,

if the angels came for her first,

she’d be that butterfly of summer –

ever sitting upon his shoulder.

So on and on they’d go,

as the years rolled on –

they continued to celebrate their love.

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    © 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        That is the best way when it's true love to be prepared but not to dwell on such things Shauna. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        13 months ago from Central Florida

        It's sweet that they discussed how they'd communicate if one left this Earth before the other, but I'm glad they didn't dwell on it and spent their life together in love.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Eric

        As long as there is love FlourishAnyway

        You welcome Chitrangada

        Thank you Manatita

        Thank you Bill.

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        Bill Holland 

        14 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I love the images portrayed by your words. There is quiet beauty in this lovely poem.

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        manatita44 

        14 months ago from london

        Nice. A great dream for many. Sweet blossoms and charming butterflies indeed!!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        14 months ago from New Delhi, India

        Beautifully composed and so expressive !

        Thank you!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        14 months ago from USA

        That's a beautiful way of comforting one another for the inevitable.

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        Eric Dierker 

        14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Quite beautiful and I hope reflective of my love

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