Trying to Find My Way

Updated on November 27, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

Long ago and far away,

like somewhere beyond the rainbow,

when life was so fine -

a gentler and simpler time.

So many days have flown,

I now look at what I own,

my love and my home

and often when I gaze into the mirror,

knowing that the years of love,

have now gone,

but they’ve left behind –

so many shining memories.

So to ease my mind,

I need to step back in time,

for no matter what –

I will never forget that once you were mine.

So I’d like to find my way,

to fly back to those days -

just for a moment more.

To contact with the child in me,

to know how grand life can be,

if you keep your heart light,

delight in all this world has to offer

live as if you’re marching in a parade,

tooting your own horn -

most every day.

Smile just as warm as the sun,

remember all the fun

and it makes me so glad,

that at the end of each day,

I can find my way -

back to the me that once was.

The me when things meant so much more,

than they do now

and once again I’m a child,

having found my way back -

to my special yesterdays.

A child dancing in the rain,

flying with the wind,

being all that I can be -

being simply me.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Robin.

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        Robin Carretti 2 months ago from Hightstown

        The words pulled me inside going back and forward it balances so perfectly right towards me

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Nikki.

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        Nikki Khan 4 months ago from London

        An amazing poem and piece of art.Great work.Thanks for sharing dear.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Genna.

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        Genna East 4 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        A perfect poem, with perfect music to accompany it. Well done.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you and well said Shyron.

        That is so true FlourishAnyway.

        Thank you Ram.

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        Shyron E Shenko 4 months ago from Texas

        Gypsy, I love your poem, but

        If I had a time machine

        So that memories I could glean

        I might never want to return

        To where life seems sometimes so mean

        And life is no longer lean

        Where all my clothes are splitting at the seams

        Would I really want to face the feigns?

        Of what I use to be

        If I could go back and change what was

        Would I change or still be me?

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        FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

        I agree with Martie. It’s important to continue to make good memories so that you can look back on better times.

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        Ram Ramakrishnan 4 months ago

        There is an ethereal charm in your simple words and thoughts and the manner in which you have strung them together.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Nell.

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        Nell Rose 4 months ago from England

        Aw love it! you are so right, and I love the last verse!

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        You welcome lunaticdiaries.

        Thank you Manatita.

        Thank you Bill and hugs right back to you.

        Thank you Martie.

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        lunaticdiaries 4 months ago

        “and it makes me so glad,

        that at the end of each day,

        I can find my way -

        back to the me that once was”

        Finding time to reflect on who we are & what drives our spirit is an essential part to life. You put it so eloquently in the verse above. Thank you

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        manatita44 4 months ago from london

        You actually remind me of the Beatles for some reason. Perhaps it is because you simply want to be yourself. A bit of a childlike poem... I mean the sweet part of us, the one without guile. Peace.

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        Bill Holland 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I have no words of wisdom. Sending hugs your way.

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        Martie Coetser 4 months ago from South Africa

        Beautiful, dear Rasma! And that is why we have to make good memories each and every day - to fall back to during the winters of our lives. Take care!

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