Always So Many Memories

Updated on August 11, 2020
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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.

Like two white swans,

upon dark waters,

slicing through the waters -

leaving ripples behind.

Coming ashore in a strange land,

leaving footsteps behind,

letting everyone know,

that I was once there,

in the middle of a strange city,

with a man-made lake,

surrounded by an artificial forest,

that looked so very real.

Each place,

each step in time,

brings back so many memories.

It was just something,

to please the eye,

two shadows,

two silhouettes,

mingle as one.

The lake reflecting,

the tears of many,

the sighs of longing,

of wanting to find a home -

a place to call my own.

Perhaps to fly away,

if only I could be so free,

as free as those swans,

that could rise up and fly away,

to find another lake -

in another space and time.

There to reflect upon memories,

that forever shimmer and shine,

of a time long ago in rhyme.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      17 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Pamela. My inspiration came about that long journey I had to take from Latvia to the US and it would have been so wonderful just to take off and fly like a bird.

      Yes, Bill every time I think that it will get easier here come the memories. I long to look at my home movie videos but just cannot bring myself to do it. SIGH

      You're welcome Lorna and glad you enjoyed this.

      Thank you, Ruby.

      Thank you, Eric. Memories are always made as time goes by but being alone now my memories associated with the past. Thank you for the link.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Made me think of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGDA0Hecw1k

      Sometimes if we are wise we make memories today.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful! Memories are so precious. Loved this and the video was a perfect choice for this piece...

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      Lorna Lamon 

      17 months ago

      Lovely thought provoking poem - it spoke to me of remembering and also of being able to let go and fly away. Thank you for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 

      17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      At times I'm weighed down by memories. Has that happened to you?

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      17 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This poem is so special when you think of the swans and the ability to fly away at any time. It made me think about how that relates to real life, which doesn't quite have that type of freedom.

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