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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 with my wonderful cat Sid.

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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

Comments

Rinita Sen on September 30, 2020:

This poem feels like a dream, brings a lump to the throat, a mist into the eyes. Beautiful is an understatement.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 29, 2020:

That kind of love it to be cherished for a lifetime and beyond. I'm so happy for you that you experienced it, my friend.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on September 29, 2020:

Beautifully written poem.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 29, 2020:

Rasma, this is beautiful and I love your song choice. This poem paints such a wonderful, heartwarming story. No, my poet friend, it wasn't only in your mind.

Ann Carr from SW England on September 29, 2020:

So poignant, so beautiful. It's good to keep alive the hope of meeting up again in eternity. You have such a wonderful choice of words.

Ann

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 28, 2020:

I am sure it wasn’t always in your mind, and that your loved one is there watching over you. Beautiful as always.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 28, 2020:

Losing a beloved spouse is like losing half of oneself. I love the way this poem ends.

"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...

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 28, 2020:

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on September 28, 2020:

The central part of this poem that reveals the inner condition of a man or woman who has lost a spouse is this,

"That summer day,

when you quietly slipped away,

no final words of love,

only the whisper of your name upon the wind,

I felt y

saw you,

knew you were near,

watching me from the other side-"

It is a strange feeling when we sense the one on the other side watching.