Last Summer

Updated on August 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.

Last summer you were there to hold me,

to give me love as always,

till the summer rains came

and you let go of my hand.

Last summer my journey began,

from the sunshine into the darkness,

I felt you slipping away –

just wish I had been there to say goodbye.

Came the dark days,

that swept the summer away,

till I found myself alone in a cold winter world.

Still you were there,

I knew it because I felt the love,

there to watch over me

and shine your love from heaven above.

Came the springtime,

I knew it would never be the same,

in my dreams calling your name,

knowing you’d respond,

feeling your love all around.

Came another summer,

this one with heartache,

not having you near,

the sunny days making me sad

and the rains just feeling bad.

In my heart I know,

you are ever close by,

just remembering last summer,

before the angels came,

now one year without you near –

still wishing I had been there to say goodbye.

© 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you so much, Paula. Yes, it has been a tough year. He was my soul mate and after he passed I had to return to the states. Only this past August 17 it was just one year since he has been gone and so much else has changed in my life. It is not easy but I know I have to go on.

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      Suzie 

      2 years ago from Carson City

      Gypsy......I must take this opportunity to tell you that because my time & activity here at HP has been very limited in the past year, I have been unaware of the tragic events in your life. I am so sorry, Gypsy. Please accept my sincerest sympathies & know that my heart breaks for you.,,,,,and I wish you strength, the comfort of loving memories & the protection of his spirit. My thoughts & Prayers, Paula

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Glenis. This is life...

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      Glen Rix 

      2 years ago from UK

      Such a moving poem, Rose. It makes me weep.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      That is true Michael and since animals like cats know ahead of time when spirits come and they can see them my Sid informs me ahead of time. I had a loving visit one night and it was Sid who suddenly gave off happy and ecstatic meows seeing his beloved Papa and I was very glad.

      It will be alright Shauna it is just this first year and all the many changes in my life.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, my heart bleeds for you.

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      Michael Milec 

      2 years ago

      Yours ongoing moments of memories, wherever love shines upon you from heaven above, in the spirit realm your fellowship continues

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Bill.

      Thank you, Shyron and blessings to you.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The light will always replace the darkness, and so it shall be with you, my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Gypsy,

      I feel your bittersweet I feel your bittersweet sadness

      No longer to walk hand in hand with gladness

      Anyone who says I know how you feel

      And time will surely heal never had to swallow that bitter pill

      I know about broken hearts

      When one’s true love departs

      That is when the heartache starts

      Straight as an arrow leaving you heart in two parts

      Blessings my dear friend.

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