It Was Only Yesterday

Updated on January 1, 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.

It was only yesterday,

when the world was new,

when every color did shine.

Only yesterday,

when every love song,

brought a silver tear

and rainbows arched across the sky.

Only yesterday,

when you were mine,

memories that shimmer and shine,

nothing is the same,

since yesterday could not catch up to today.

Life goes on,

days of laughter and song,

isn’t it funny that way,

time keeps slipping away,

things change

and love can even fade away.

Soon there are no more words to say,

a world turned topsy- turvy,

smiles become frowns

and it rains every day.

Darks clouds,

hiding the sun,

dark thoughts,

the heart wanting to fly,

to seek the love –

it misses every day.

In dreams,

the words of love still whisper,

while love songs play,

dancing beneath the moon so bright,

until the rosy glow of dawn.

Only yesterday,

things were all right,

the sun was in the sky

and soft breezes were blowing.

If it could only be,

that love and life don’t fade away,

that together we could stay,

until the end of our days,

stepping into paradise just you and me.

Only yesterday,

words of love would flow,

life so mellow and slow,

always they’ll remain in my memory,

because it was –

only yesterday…

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      20 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Shyron and blessings to you. You might like to know that my second book of poems On the Wings of Love is out on Amazon.

      Thank you, John and Happy New Year to you!

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      John Hansen 

      20 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Happy New Year, Rasma. this was a beautiful poem to start it off.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      20 months ago from Texas

      Beautiful poem, I will book mark to read again later. I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      20 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A Happy and Inspirational New Year to you all!

      Thank you, Theresa.

      Thank you, Shaloo,

      Thank you, Michael. A very Happy New Year to you and yours and to Charlotte.

      Thank you, Kim.

      Thank you, Doris. Roy is always inspirational. Yes, artists are very sensitive I think he knew his life was going to end sooner than thought.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      20 months ago from Beautiful South

      Beautiful expression of things that were but are still in our memories. Loved the Roy Orbison song, too. I wonder if he had a premonition of his untimely death when he wrote it.

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      20 months ago

      Yes! “Only yesterday!” I love how you weave the phrase so beautifully. Nicely done!


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      DREAM ON 

      20 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee You light up my heart and the hearts of other people. Keep writing. Sharing your special gift. Life does not happen in a vacuum. It is precious and experienced every day. All our feelings come into play. Through this, we live life. Beautiful and sometimes sad. Thank you again for sharing your gift. Happy Year 2019 to you and Sid,

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      Shaloo Walia 

      20 months ago from India

      Beautifully penned!

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      Theresa Ast 

      20 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Lovely, Gypsy. :)


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