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Boardwalks of Life

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


Make life your oyster,

a shining pearl with every memory.

Take the time to smell the roses

and dance in the rain.

Rejoice, leading your own parade –

along the boardwalks of life.

No matter where you are.

know there is a friend nearby,

hear those drums sound,

with each beat of your heart,

cherish every smile along the way –

as you parade down the boardwalks of life.

I still remember you,

when life was so good,

love came to stay,

smiles along the way,

rainbows across the skies,

followed by happy bird cries.

Scented roses on the vine,

dripping with the morning dew,

each day something new,

as together we danced –

along the boardwalks of life.

When all was said and done,

when I found myself alone,

the memories of you always shine,

remembering the many kisses we shared,

love was ever so grand,

now I walk knowing you’re beside me,

in my dreams I see,

the pathway I’ll have to follow,

on the day you call me to your side,

proudly we’ll walk the boardwalks of life –

into eternity.

© 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 04, 2020:

Thank you, Mark. Yes, I have been many times and always enjoyed Atlantic City and the boardwalk.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on July 31, 2020:

You picked a good one. The boardwalk was certainly my favorite place when I went to Atlantic City.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 29, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela.

Thank you, John.

Thank you, Ann.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 29, 2020:

So emotional. Your great choice of words make us feel the value of knowing and loving someone, then waiting to be reunited in love.

Beautiful and sad yet hopeful.


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 28, 2020:

I love the title “the boardwalks of life”.. they are unique for all of us and we can look forward to being reunited with our loved ones at the end. Lovely work.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 28, 2020:

This poem about love is beautiful and having sulych memories is also lovely. You paint a beautiful picture.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 28, 2020:

Thank you, Peggy.

Thank you, Ankita.

Thank you, Eric and they are both great.

Thank you, Bill,

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 28, 2020:

Love it! An eternal walk down the boardwalks. Beautiful image, Rasma!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 28, 2020:

All of this is really good. I love love and boardwalks.

Ankita B on July 27, 2020:

Beautiful poem Gypsy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 27, 2020:

Your poem speaks of everlasting love, from here to eternity. It is beautiful!

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