Strange World to Live In

Wistfully she looked

At her husband

As he quietly sat fishing

In the green murky water

Of the lake that should’ve been blue

She looked up at the sky

And saw the clouds drifting by

She wondered if they still had silver linings

Or if they too were tarnished with time

All about things had changed so much

The country cottage they had bought

When they had married

So many, many years ago now

It looked a bit lopsided

The roof grown over with moss

But it was their sanctuary

Now that they had retired

Slowly she got up from her chair

And wandered about

There was the forest

That once had been dense with trees

Now looking sparse

As more and more trees were being cut

The country road that ran passed their place

Had once only seen a car or two

Now it seemed constantly

To raise up dust clouds

As more and more people

Headed this way to the new highway

Just a half hour away

Was a city that was bursting at the seems

It had once been a country town

The new highway polluted the sky

She wondered how much of it drifted their way

The world had changed so very much

And it made her private world

So much smaller

Her husband had done with fishing

And he sat watching her walking about

The silver haired beauty

Who never changed from year to year

And he came and took her hand

And they walked up the road a bit

He looked at her and softly said

This little corner is still our world

It doesn’t matter if this strange world has moved closer

We still have our love nest you and I

As long as we still walk in this strange world together

And as long as we still love one another

Nothing and no one can change that

So put on a smile

Don’t ever be sad

Together you and I still have

So many years to wander

So much love still to share

As long as you and I are together

We’ll keep this strange world away

And that night as they sat upon their porch

Looking at the sparkling stars above

He kissed her tenderly beneath the moon

And she was once again

The bride she had been

And all was right again

In this strange world they lived in

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

My day is done and it ended on a beautiful note. Lovely work as always, Rasma. A strange world indeed!


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

How I relate to this sentiment. Love the poem and the song!

Blessings,

Kim


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juneaukid 3 years ago from Denver, Colorado

This is a richly crafted poem focused on a universal theme.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very nice, I love the thoughts here .. a story well worth reading .. softly it soothes the soul!


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Such a lovely poem. It conjures up so many intimate images and I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing.


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SkySlave 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

An interesting expression of the Anxiety and curiosities that i believe all of us humans have in this ever evolving world. Sometimes i think its so easy for us to get caught up in the fear of these changes. I love the lines:

"So put on a smile

Don’t ever be sad

Together you and I still have

So many years to wander"

I think says it all. Whether were here on earth for a few more moments or many more years, this moment is ours to cherish!

Thanks for this,

- skyler


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Ah. love like that can never be wrong.

Very sweet poem.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

sigh..you forgot the 3 headed fish...

you are so lucky you have your fisherman to love you no matter how gray the hair or how DE-volved the world...

well done and well stated, Rasma..

times, they are a changin'xx

sharing/caring


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Lovely Gypsy. Are you ready for Hallow's Eve. jamie


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Oh I loved the message here. Everything else spins on but love remains. Beautiful.


Valleypoet 3 years ago

Loved this story Gypsy...I thought everything was lost for the couple, but they still have each other which is all that matters.....a lovely message:-))


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"As long as we still walk in this strange world together

And as long as we still love one another

Nothing and no one can change that.."

This is the miracle of humanity, Rasma. So beautifully written. :-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad this made a nice end to your day Bill. Sometimes I wonder if we're all living in come kind of crazy wonderland.

Glad you enjoyed this and the song Kim.

Glad you enjoyed this juneaukid

Glad you enjoyed this Michael.

Glad you enjoyed this Blossom.

Glad you enjoyed this Skyler. That's how it is we are just wandering through this world and we must take all the changes as they come and it is great when we can be with someone special along the journey.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs.

Leslie you made me laugh with that three headed fish and yes, in this crazy world it's good to have someone you care for by your side. Thanks for the share and hugs to you.

Jamie I think we are living Hallows eve over and over again in this world. In Latvia it is not really celebrated but we do carve a pumpkin at home.

Yes, indeed love remains Anna.

Having each other is the most important thing Valleypoet.

So true love conquers all even this crazy world Genna.


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Lord De Cross 3 years ago

Strange as it must be... is still worth the try! Life is short and still undecoded from the most simple heartbeat! Bravo!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So nice to hear from you and glad you enjoyed this Lord.


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Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

Voted up and beautiful...I can so relate, as I have visited places that have changed, but yet memories remain.

Thank you for the great video, Moody Blues - one of my favorites.

Your poem seems to have one theme, live your life every single moment.

Blessings, Sparklea :)


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Rasma,

"This little corner is still our world

It doesn’t matter if this strange world has moved closer

We still have our love nest you and I"

Touchingly beautiful!

Voted up+++ and sharing

God bless


mrsmbitsko 3 years ago

Voted beautiful! Lovely poem.


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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC

Gypsy, I remember when the world was big and I was small, now I am big and the world is so much bigger. Things change but somehow stay the same. Thank you for this gem.


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annart 3 years ago from SW England

This is so beautiful! The bond and the understanding they have between them is so deep and lovely. Things change but love stays for the lucky ones. Great poem! Ann


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Yes, we must live life to the fullest and enjoy each day especially if we have love to share Sparklea. A lot of the Moody Blues songs inspire.

Glad you enjoyed this Sue. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

Glad you enjoyed this Mayra.

Glad you enjoyed this Kari. Love can be wonderful even in a strange world.

Yes, it's wonderful when you have love then things don't seem so scary Ann.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Beautiful message for when we have love that is true, we have it all despite whatever else is going on in this world. Love is the answer!

I love the Moody Blues and have seen them in concert.

Up and more and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Faith. Love is what knits people together. Love the Moody Blues. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.


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Kamalesh050 3 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Excellent poem with great message! Voted Up & Awesome.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Kamalesh. Thanks for the vote and hope you're having a relaxing Sunday.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

GRL....What a sweet and comforting love story. True, so much changes all around us. Change is not always welcome, especially when it seems to take away from what we have treasured and nurtured for much of our life.

Yet, as you say so eloquently......LOVE does not have to change, except to grow stronger....UP++


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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Hi gypsy-rose-lee.

Sigh. A deep sigh... Once more you made it meditative. So many New Years celebrated, happy; countless landscape surroundings newly designed, the hair color in silvery glittering ; seemingly strange world . Really ?! Except us, as we remember we are still the same...

Voted awesome.

Have a nice evening.

MichaEL


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

It's always wonderful when love surrounds you no matter how things change in this world Paula. Thanks for the vote.

We do remain the same as the world changes around us Michael. Just get a bit older and a bit more tired but good to know love remains constant. Thanks for the vote. Hope you have a relaxing evening.

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