If There Weren’t You

Updated on April 28, 2018
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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.

What would I do

if there weren’t you?

What would I do

if most days the sun refused to shine?

the stars didn’t

come out at night

and the moon didn’t want to play

What would I do?

if the seasons never changed

at any time, anywhere

would I want to walk

through an eternal

spring, summer, autumn or winter

I cannot imaging this being so

For spring brings the joy

of nature beginning anew

followed by blooming summer

of flowery perfume

the sad but colorful autumn

when the north winds

make the leaves go dancing about

and the silvery white winter

of miles and miles of white

twirling snowflakes

making a blanket that glitters

with a myriad of colors in the winter sun,

days just slipped one into the other

and everything remained so ordinary

and the rainbow had no colors

everything just black and white

What would I do

if my life was different?

If the memories I have

were like a lost treasure

Could I still return to yesterday?

remembering the good times and smiling

but most of all

and this I know

if I didn’t have you

to love me

and make my life so sweet

Who would I love?

Be happy with?

if in this crazy world

you weren’t there.

Questions & Answers

    © 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee


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        Kenneth Avery 

        13 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Gypsy Rose Lee -- you are more than welcome. Keep up the fine work and stay in touch with me.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Kenneth.

        Thank you, ThreeKeys

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        13 months ago

        Felt the beauty, the gratitude and the sweet melancholy.

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        Kenneth Avery 

        13 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Gypsy Rose Lee -- (at 8:30 p.m., CDST--May 22, 2018), this poem is absolutely touching and yet so painful to the character who is revealing a side of his or herself that his or her mate has always wondered about, but has never seen that side. GREAT work.

        I loved it and loved how smoothly you set your ideas to words.

        Oh, and the Platters, were icing on the cake. Love them. And Gypsy, stay in touch with me.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Dianna.

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        Dianna Mendez 

        13 months ago

        You connected love and nature beautifully in this poem.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Mike.

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        13 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Hello Gypsy - Spring brings out the best in your poetry.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Manatita.

        You're welcome, Louise.

        Thank you, Ann.

        You two are so lucky to have each other Bill. I know your love will go on and on.

        Thank you, Nithya.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        13 months ago from Dubai

        Beautiful poem, life would be empty without the one true love.

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        Bill Holland 

        13 months ago from Olympia, WA

        This is how I feel about Bev...what would I do? I really don't want to think about that possibility.

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        Ann Carr 

        13 months ago from SW England

        Superb poem and so well crafted to get back round at the end; well done!

        I like the comparison with the seasons - I couldn't live in a climate that didn't have them.

        Beautiful poetry.


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        Louise Powles 

        13 months ago from Norfolk, England

        That's a lovely poem, Gypsy. I'm glad the seasons do change. Spring is my favourite season, but it is closely followed by Autumn when the leaves change on the trees. I love the words, thankyou.

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        13 months ago from london

        Indeed! Gypsy, indeed!

        My Heart goes straight top the Beloved from reading these lines and I'm at Peace. Beautiful!!


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