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Leaving Yesterday Behind

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.

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Came a time in my life,

when thought I could do most anything.

Then I stumbled and fell

and my world turned upside down.

The colors all faded,

no longer the same.

The fast life of youth,

came crashing to a halt,

then I caught my reflection,

in the mirror

and I saw that I was still the same.

Perhaps a bit older but also wiser,

it was then that the world -

continued spinning on.

The colors came back,

more brilliant than before.

The pieces of the puzzle fell into place,

life goes on and life is for living.

Youth may come and go,

like autumn leaves,

that are sent dancing by the wind,

once summer has faded away -

but what remains is very real.

What remains is me

and my will to be,

a part of the world,

a part that enjoys -

laughter and gladness.

A part that enjoys,

dancing and romancing,

so say good-bye to yesterday,

you are better than before.

Keep the memories to treasure,

look forward to all the tomorrows,

that shine bright upon you

and sail on into life -

smiling brightly.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee

Comments

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 22, 2019:

Thank you, Tia.

Tia Miller from Arkansas on November 16, 2019:

This is beautifully written.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 16, 2019:

Thank you, Nithya and you are right memories always shine

Thank you, Shauna

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 12, 2019:

Beautiful, Rasma! I'm so glad to see you healing.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on November 12, 2019:

Beautiful poem, memories are precious and they brighten our lives.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 11, 2019:

Thank you, Tiyasha

Thank you, Brenda

Thank you, Eric

Thank you, Tia

Thank you, Ruby

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 07, 2019:

Your poem is beautiful and oh so wise. Memories will always remain, but new adventures are on the horizon.

Tia Miller from Arkansas on November 07, 2019:

Wise words and a wonderful poem!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 07, 2019:

Beautiful

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 06, 2019:

Wonderful words...inspiring one to keep moving forward.

Life is for the living.

Grear write.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on November 06, 2019:

Such a beautiful poem and so inspiring.

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