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Losing Its Magic

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


This old world keeps spinning,

but along the way,

its lost a lot of magic,

becoming weary and old.

No more joyful music,

along each and every by-way.

Fairy tales have become nightmares

and nightmares evade every dream.

Magic has been lost,

amid bombs and terror acts,

no more happy laughter,

smiles turned into frowns.

Wish I could find,

that yellow brick road,

that would lead me back,

to the Emerald City –

where magic is still very real.

Where the horse of another color,

prances through the streets.

Wish this world,

could regain its magic,

laughter everywhere,

where all the people,

could call each other friend.

So sad to think,

that the magic has been lost,

once wishes were made upon shooting stars,

each day brought many wonders

and magic still held its spark.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 02, 2019:

Thank you. I also don't watch the news but whenever something unforeseen happens I do take a peek on the net.

schoolgirlforreal on April 29, 2019:

Hi Gypsy,

Well this world still has magic- it has you!

And I just don't watch the news, then I can live in a "magical world"

But thanks for this poem, and for all your support over the years- now that is truly magical! love, Rose

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

Thank you. Umar.

You're welcome, Lorna.

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

There is still some magic around, Bill. Just harder to spot now.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 18, 2019:

It does seem like that at times, for sure, but I still believe in magic.

Lorna Lamon on April 18, 2019:

I think as long as there is poetry like this in the world it will always retain its magic. Thank you for sharing this thought provoking poem.

Umar from Pakistan on April 17, 2019:

you always write beautiful gypsy...

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