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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. .


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