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Taking a Step Back in Time

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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If we could take a step back in time -

Where would our hearts take us?

Where would we want to wander?

Reliving golden memories.


Just for a moment to be,

with those, we have loved and lost -

to remember happy yesterdays.


Would we still be happy with what we have now?

Could it be that certain things,

we’ve just missed way too much.


If we could take a step back in time,

to the days when we were young,

perhaps we could step through that looking glass,

to see how it once was.


Where would we want to be?

Have our hearts found contentment

and would we just relive precious memories?.


If we could step back in time,

like through a looking glass -

Would we miss our today’s

perhaps a bit too much?


If we could step back in time,

just for a few moments,

to relive our childhoods briefly -

Would those moments bring us glad smiles?


To a yesterday,

that once filled us with joy -

perhaps we’d see that we’ve followed the right path.


Perhaps our yesterdays,

are best left behind,

be content with golden memories -

which can bring us much needed smiles.


Perhaps looking at old pictures,

is like looking in a mirror

and if we perchance can find the daydreams we long for,

we can relive our yesterdays just gazing at them.


However if we have now found,

all that brings us joy and contentment,

then let us be thankful for our today’s

and leave our yesterdays behind.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee

Comments

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 14, 2019:

, Glad to hear it, Bill. Hope you're having an inspirational new week.

That is the best Ruby, to stay positive.

I think you're absolutely right, Shauna.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 13, 2019:

Yesterday is part of our today. Without what we've learned and stumbled over in the past, we wouldn't be who we are. I think if we were given a chance to go back in time, nothing would change. We'd relive life as we have to this point. We each have a destiny. Do we have control over that destiny? Perhaps, to a point. But I think we're all where we are because it's part of the plan that has been predetermined for us.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 13, 2019:

Regrets, oh I've had a few, but today I focus on tomorrow and the happiness of the moment.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 12, 2019:

They all brought me to here, and here is the happiest I have ever been. No regrets, my friend!