Leaving Yesterday Behind

Updated on April 23, 2020
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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.

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.

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    © 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        6 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Thank you, Tia.

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        Tia Miller 

        6 months ago from Arkansas

        This is beautifully written.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        6 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Thank you, Nithya and you are right memories always shine

        Thank you, Shauna

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        6 months ago from Central Florida

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

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        Nithya Venkat 

        6 months ago from Dubai

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

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        6 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Thank you, Tiyasha

        Thank you, Brenda

        Thank you, Eric

        Thank you, Tia

        Thank you, Ruby

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        6 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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        Tia Miller 

        6 months ago from Arkansas

        Wise words and a wonderful poem!

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        Eric Dierker 

        6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.


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        6 months ago from Washington Court House

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

        Life is for the living.

        Grear write.

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        Tiyasha Maitra 

        6 months ago from Gurgaon

        Such a beautiful poem and so inspiring.


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