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The World Keeps Turning

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


Yesterday we met,

your sparkling blue eyes –

had me hypnotized.

We tumbled into love,

just like Jack and Jill.

Together we found,

so much delight

and nights of dreamy bliss.

There was nothing to miss,

hand in hand we’d go,

with honey-sweet kisses

and dancing real slow,

just you and I –

as the world kept turning.

Behind we left many footprints,

shared the good times and the bad,

hugged when tears fell

and kept away all our fears.

Silver strands mixed with the gold,

steps slower as time went by,

but the love and the smiles –

were still the same.

Love’s fires continued burning,

even danced in the rain.

to love’s sweet refrain –

as the world kept turning.

It seemed as we went,

our cares were small,

if I stumbled, you were there,

sweet times in the spring,

as tulips began to blossom,

dancing down country lanes,

beneath the summer sun

and sharing kisses,

as colorful fall leaves swirled by.

Walking in the snow,

always the two of us would know,

warm hands are great to hold –

as the world kept turning around us.

Came another blazing summer,

we’d admire the roses,

that in our garden grew.

Along the seashore.

leaving footprints in the sand,

delighting in the cries of gulls above,

while waves washed away,

all signs that we’d once been there.

Dreaming under starry skies,

the scent of jasmine in the air,

serenaded by the song of the nightingale.

There’d never be another summer,

for you and me to greet,

for you left me suddenly,

before the roses began to wilt.

Now your love shines from up above,

your loving whispers,

sent on the wings of a dove.

On and on I go,

my heart full of love,

someday we’ll dance along the Milky Way –

for now, the world keeps turning…

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 24, 2020:

Thank you so much Harish

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on January 20, 2020:

A beautiful composition of love. You write wonderfully.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 30, 2019:

Thank you, John.

Thank you, Shauna.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on December 26, 2019:

Rasma, this is awesome. Your strength shines through the pain. Very hopeful and optimistic.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 14, 2019:

Even though this is a sad tale of losing a true love you always offer the hope of one day being together again. Beautiful work.

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

Than you, Genna

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on December 14, 2019:

This is a beautiful poem about how true love truly lives on. It is inspiring. :-)

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

Thank you, Brenda

Thank you, Bill

Thank you, Charlie

Thank you, Ruby

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 14, 2019:

I loved this! Losing someone is so sad, but being together again, dancing on the milky way made me smile through tears. Beautiful!

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on December 14, 2019:

Really enjoyed this poem

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 14, 2019:

It sure as hell better keep turning, or all this writing about love is going to be moot. :) Beautiful work,as always, from the heart. Lost love is never really lost, my friend, as your words point out clearly.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 13, 2019:

This is so heartfelt.

It is sad that your moments together ended before the roses wilted.

But as times keeps moving on one day you will dance together again.

Nice write.

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