Why Does It Seem

Updated on December 3, 2017
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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.

Why does it seem?

the world is cruel and cold,

when there is aching in one’s heart

and love has gone away.

Why does it seem?

shadows are everywhere

and that the sun won’t shine anymore -

when there is no more love in your heart.

Why does it seem?

things have been turned,

upside down and unbalanced,

when there is no one to hold.

Why does it seem?

gray clouds fill the sky

and rain pours into your soul -

tears like a river flowing down your cheeks.

Why does it seem?

things will never be right again.

What is this power that love holds?

Will it keep you in chains forever?

Why does it seem?

the world may be ending,

when the smiles you shared -

have become frowns.

Why does it seem?

there is no more music,

the world has gone silent

and the heart searches for what it once had.

Why does it seem?

love rules over all.

Is it so very hard to stand tall?

all alone facing a brand, new tomorrow.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      23 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      I'm sure hoping better days are coming, Shauna.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      23 months ago from Central Florida

      This is heartbreaking, Rasma. Better days are yet to come...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you and you are so right Mike.

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      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Gypsy Rose Lee - Your portray the universal question so well here. There is pain in being alone. We see it all the time. Luckily the poets of the world are vigilant in their search for the answers.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you Peg.

      Thank you Eric.

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      Peg Cole 

      2 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      The heartbreak of loss flows through your words here. I understand. This year has been one of great loss for you. May love shine down on you again soon.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Awesome. Dang I hate viewing the world as crappy. No Love and it all turns to my crappy mind.

      You do good here. thanks for reminding me of my wonderful life.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      That is so true FlourishAnyway.

      Thank you Manatita.

      Thank you Genna.

      Thank you Bill.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Love has many forms if one is open enough to see them.

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      2 years ago from london

      A life without Love, all right. Who knows why. We have perhaps allowed ourselves to become complacent. In that sense, people like Trump mirrors many of us and gives us a wake-up call. In that sense, he becomes useful.

      Ultimately, whatever happens in divine providence, is approved, sanctioned or tolerated by the Divine. God's Hour will always come to change this. When? well I do not know. It is His hour, of course.

      Truly great and reflective poetry.

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      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I can't imagine a life without love...it isn't much of a life at all. Thank goodness that once lost, it can be refound when we least expect it. Beautiful words, Rasma, as always, and the music is lovely.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A life without love is a dark place indeed . . . but, of course, you are loved, by many . . . and that will have to keep you warm at night for the time being. :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you Shyron.

      Thank you Madan.

      You are so right Demas.

      Thank you Louise.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful poem Gypsy, maybe love will come your way again.

      Love is not lost, God loves you.

      Blessings always my friend.

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      MG Singh emge 

      2 years ago from Singapore

      Lovely poem that breaths the essence of life

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      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Next poem by Gypsy Rose Lee: Love Lingers? Love, once experienced. leaves echos ever sounding from its eternal peaks. And besides, you have a Heavenly Father who loves you eternally. always has, always will.

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      Louise Powles 

      2 years ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a lovely poem. I love the song at the end too.


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