Falling Between the Cracks

Updated on April 30, 2019
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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.

So very often,

things we wish for,

things we want to get done,

lie forgotten –

having fallen between the cracks.


As a new spring is upon us

and once again we go dancing,

along with the spring breezes,

we must remember to bring with us,

the special memories of past springs

and never let these memories fall between the cracks.


But for everything that doesn’t get done,

for every heartbroken,

for all those lonely hearts,

left bleeding by the side of the road,

often a newly sprung sprig

or even a wildflower –

sprouts up from between the cracks.


They sprout to remind us,

that we must never despair,

for even when things seem so unfair,

still something beautiful springs up before us

and there is always hope –

shining from between the cracks.


Someday when life comes to an end,

there’ll be our friends and lost loves,

reaching out to you for a hand to hold,

embracing you into a new life

and as you leave this one behind –

a path of wildflowers springing up between the cracks you’ll leave behind.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      16 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Enjoyed that quote and it certainly speaks the truth, Jeff.

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      Jeff Zod 

      16 months ago from Nairobi

      Hi Rose Lee,

      You are welcome. I heard an excellent quote from Sherly Sandberg(Facebook) "Let me fall if I must fall, the person I become will catch me."

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      16 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Jeff.

      You're welcome Ruby and know he is never far from you.

      Thank you, Shauna.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      16 months ago from Central Florida

      OMG, Rasma. This is amazing!

      No matter what life throws our way, there's always beauty to be seen, felt, and absorbed.

      I love the last line. This is a truly inspiring piece, my friend!

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      Jeff Zod 

      16 months ago from Nairobi

      Hey Ruby,

      I am sorry about your son.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This was especially uplifting. Your words about leaving and joining our love ones tugged at my heart. I still miss my son Jackie so badly. Thank you...

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      Jeff Zod 

      17 months ago from Nairobi

      Hi Rose,

      I really enjoyed reading your beautiful poem.We often fall through the cracks. Many people never get back up. Your poem epitomizes life itself.

      I love this verse absolutely.

      Someday when life comes to an end,

      there’ll be our friends and lost loves,

      reaching out to you for a hand to hold,

      embracing you into a new life

      and as you leave this one behind –

      a path of wildflowers springing up between the cracks you’ll leave behind.

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