Reflections and Memories

Updated on December 31, 2019
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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.

Reflections upon the water,

I see so many things,

that bring back many yesterdays.

Reflections of my face,

reflecting some sadness –

since you went away.

Upon the shore,

in quiet times,

the shimmering water –

reflects many memories in my mind.

Of days walking side by side,

dreaming dreams

and being in love.

So much of you,

so many smiles to treasure,

so much I really miss –

for you were my only love.

Loving thoughts,

that bring to mind,

the many songs of love sung –

the many passionate kisses shared.

Somewhere from up above.

the sounds of loving melodies resound.

your voice whispering to me upon the wind –

telling of your love for me.

On an on in life, I go,

knowing my life’s path will lead me,

closer to you as I go

and one day you’ll extend your hand –

taking me with you into a loving land.

Reflections in my mind,

wondering where you are in time,

always they come to me –

shimmering, shining upon the water.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Mark Tulin 

      8 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      This poem triggered some of my memories. Thank you.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A Happy, healthy, and inspirational New 2020 to you all!

      Thank you, Brenda.

      Thank you, John

      Thank you, Pamela

      Thank you, Bill and your best friend is ever nearby with you in spirit now and glad you remember him still

      Thank you, Genna

      Thank you, Ruby and memories always find a way to shine

      Thank you. Doris

      Thank you, Paula

      Thank you, Demas

      Thank you, Shauna

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      8 months ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful, as always, Rasma. I would imagine the Christmas season is especially hard for you. Keep those memories alive!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      8 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Caught one: "On an on in life, I go," Keep going though. You are going great.

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      8 months ago from Carson City

      Gypsy...You never fail to bring us lovely Poetry that touches our souls. Happy New Year!!

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      8 months ago from Beautiful South

      Very beautiful poem. Brings back memories of what used to be.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hopefully memories never die. Beautiful!

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      Genna East 

      8 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Love lives memory and reflection. Even those who are departed from us leave these precious gifts behind. Beautiful poem, Rasma. Happy New Year!

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      Bill Holland 

      8 months ago from Olympia, WA

      This last month has been one of reflection with the loss of my best friend. Beautiful poem, Rasma, and very timely for me.

      Happy New Year!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a beutiful, but sad poem. I enjoyed reading it.

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      John Hansen 

      8 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A sad but beautiful poem, Rasma. The song is very appropriate too.

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      8 months ago from Washington Court House

      Awe...this is so lovely.

      Bittersweet with a touch of sadness in your heart.

      Memories make us both sad and happy.

      Great write.


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