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Only a Photograph

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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Memories of days gone by,
still shine bright in my mind,
you've been gone so long,
still, remember your face
and your smile.
How strange it seems,
that a photograph of you,
now speaks a thousand words,
make me want to reach out,
touch your face
and be with you if only one more time.
Photographs like invisible doors,
bring daydreams where I am again yours,
together we are dancing,
sitting by candlelight,
these are the best of times -
lost so long ago somewhere in rhyme.
They say we have to wait,
till our days are through,
to be with the ones we love,
but with time some memories begin to fade,
so I am glad that a photograph,
can bring you back to me,
as you once were,
when you and I were together,
keeping the memories alive,
our love will never die,
till I can see you clearly before me -
when my days on Earth are through.

© 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee

Comments

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

Have a Merry Christmas Day everyone and many blessings for the New Year!

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

Thank you, Manatita

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

Thank you, Ann

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

I totally agree with you, Demas I also have home movies but they are harder to watch

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

You're welcome, Ruby.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

Thank you, Bill.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

Thank you, Chrish

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

Thank you. Pamela.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed it, Chitrangada.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2020:

That is very true, Peggy. I like to look at my photos on the computer screen.

manatita44 from london on December 18, 2020:

My Dear Rasma,

I feel you more in this poem than I've ever done, perhaps. Emotions are a necessary part of who we are and you have expressed them so well! Being true to ourselves, are so beautiful and in effect therapeutic to the soul.

My empathies and it's a joy to wish you a festive season, as wonderful as it can be for you and loved ones, in the light of current circumstances.

Ann Carr from SW England on December 18, 2020:

I too love to have photos; they mean so much and bring back the past. I'm lucky that my Dad took loads of photos so I'm able to see long lost family members and communicate with them once more.

Beautiful poem, as always.

Enjoy the season's celebrations and I hope 2021 is kind to you (it has to be better than 2020!).

Ann

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 18, 2020:

And now we even have videos, live action love at hand. Going through photo albums is always a delight, even when tinged with regret for those lost moments, lived once and only partially revived.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 18, 2020:

This is so beautiful! Your words touch my heart. I have lost so many loved ones. The thought of seeing them again eases the pain. Thank you for sharing.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 18, 2020:

Bittersweet! Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart with us all. Happy Holidays to you!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on December 18, 2020:

Thanks to the geniuses who have been putting efforts we now enjoy its convenience. The message of the poem saddened in me yet the art of your lines makes it so beautiful, I could almost touch the pain in this poem.

Lots of love from the Philippines

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 18, 2020:

This is a beautiful poem and I really relate to those feeling when looking at a photograph. They do bring make precious memories.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 17, 2020:

Beautifully expressed Rasma. Treasuring sweet memories, and keeping them alive, is the only way to soothe the pain. Photographs are a great way to go back to the wonderful times spent together.

Wishing you peace and love during these times. Thank you for sharing.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 17, 2020:

I think that many of us can relate to what you wrote. Photographs can bring alive many memories.

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