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When You Say Goodbye to Love

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


A journey of love,

that took us through all the seasons

and gave us all the reasons –

to fall in love came to an end one day.

Life is often that way,

one must say goodbye to love,

left to go on alone

and remembering the days that were shared.

Memories show many scenes,

played over and over again,

photos seem to come to life

and you are with me once more.

I keep retracing the last footsteps we took,

last time we held hands,

last time we kissed,

these moments now must last a lifetime,

till we can be together again.

It was the summer that took you away,

there was nothing to do or say,

sometimes fates are not kind –

but the best memories remain.

You came to me,

many years ago,

when the spring breezes began to blow.

It soon turned into a love so true,

if only I had known,

that the years so quickly would fly,

soon many seasons came and went,

still the memories remain,

of when our love was new

and I first loved you in the spring,

for now it just remains,

for me to go on alone,–

for now goodbye my love –

until I can meet you in eternity.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 03, 2019:

Thank you, Shauna I do try to hang on to the memories but time goes on and things do not get easier but I do go forward.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 02, 2019:

Rasma, what you had together was truly a blessing. True, your time together was cut short, but cherish what time you did have. Not everyone experiences true love. You have. I know it's hard, but please try to hang on to that.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 28, 2019:

Thank you, Nithya.

Thank you, Peggy. You know they say it gets easier with time and this August it will have been 2 years but it seems harder.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 26, 2019:

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your poem is heartbreaking in one way, yet yearns for the day of reuniting in eternity. Remember the good times and be strong. Hugs to you and all those who have lost their true loves.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 26, 2019:

We have memories to keep on going in life. It is heartbreaking to lose the one true love. Great poem.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 25, 2019:

Thank you so much, Eric and glad this brought great memories.

Thank you, Life Under Construction.

Thank you, Peg.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on May 25, 2019:

The years truly do pass much too quickly. Your poetry reflects the deep devotion and rich life experiences you shared. It's hard to imagine how difficult it must be to lose your life-long love. Sending hugs.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on May 25, 2019:

soon many seasons came and went, still the memories remain... captures my heart..this is me right now. I thought when the season was over, so is my love. But still, it remains.

Mango on May 24, 2019:


Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 23, 2019:

Drachma, Some place like Mykonos and we gathered enough for this dude to sing. Mom sent me cash to fly there and then boat there. Oh my the Romance.

Sorry. I loved the poem and it brought me home. You are a great inspiration to me.

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