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Was It Only In My Mind

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


I walk back so many years,
if only in my thoughts,
where glistening memories still shine,
over bridges long burned behind -
was it only in my mind?

The first time you took my hand,
the twinkling in your eyes of blue,
the smile I remember so well,
as we went dancing you and I -
was it only in my mind?

Seasons rushing by,
the flame of love's candle,
flickering in the wind,
like in a Venetian gondola,
we seemed to be gliding,
always keeping the embers of love burning -
was it only in my mind?

Days spent in the sun,
rainy days dancing down country roads,
chasing the blues aways,
quiet nights spent dreaming,
no words needed,
hand in hand,
side by side,
just you and I -
was it all in my mind?

That summer day,
when you quietly slipped away,
no final words of love,
only the whisper of your name upon the wind,
I felt you,
saw you,
knew you were near,
watching me from the other side-
was it all in my mind?

The days now go drifting by,
the memories keep me alive,
somewhere in the dark of night,
you come to me,
and I know our love will never die,
till we meet in eternity -
surely it was not all in my mind.

© 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee