All Our Yesterdays

Their yesterdays

Began when they were small

Growing up like

Two peas in a pod

School days hand in hand

Summers with buckets and shovels

In the sand

They fell in love

And the years were bliss

Reminding each other

Of their love with each kiss

Somewhere along the way

As sometimes things happen

Their starry notions

Got lost along the way

It was odd how they

Just drifted apart

Years down the line

She stumbled upon

The old pictures

Now tucked away in the attic

All dusty and worn

There they were smiling

From childhood through their teens

And for a long time she gazed

At the last picture

Then one arms around one another

But no stars in their eyes

And no smiles

Once again she had to wonder

What had happened

To the love they once shared?

She wondered where he’d gone

And where he was today

No other special love

Had come her way

And now her heart

Began to ache

Miles away he was gazing

At the stars in the sky

Seeing her face

And remembering their love

What was it that had changed?

Can it be that best friends

Are the poorest lovers?

Or did they miss something

Along the way

Perhaps they could try once more

The best of thoughts

Come at the best of times

But often they come

And just as quickly fade away

At the moment that she chose

To retrace her steps

To the place they loved the most

He was already on his way

To the little hotel by the sea

There they met early in the morning

As the sun was just beginning

To glitter on the water

The shadows had all rolled away

And the sea wind was blowing through her hair

They stopped and they gazed at one another

The years seemed to roll away

Time stood still

Their hearts racing

They came together

Realizing how foolish they’d been

To think that their dreams

Were no longer the same

To think the love had simply rolled away

But now there was the promise of a new tomorrow

A promise that love

Would be here to stay

And as they came together

In a kiss full of passion

The waves crashed against the shore

And gulls cried from above

Their hearts were together once again

With promises of a lifetime and more

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

First! No one here does this genre better than you Rasma--gorgeous

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I didn't even think of that song. I was singing the one by the Beatles, and then I segued into the Peter & Gordon song......oh, yes, very lovely work.

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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

Wow I could really feel this poem while reading it. How skillful!

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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Rasma, this is so touching. I love that they had the same thoughts at the same time and came together once again. Yes, they are destined to be together.

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I'm listening to Stevie and loving it! You do romance justice in every poem you pen, just beautiful!

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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

How lovely! And romantic, which you do so beautifully. Best friends forevermore as well as lovers.

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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed, I love the way you weave a story through your poem! Voted up.

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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Lovely composition as always, great images and enjoyable music clip.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Supremely beautiful and awesome, Gypsy. You end so well!

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Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

Love the images. I have to admit that I am not much of a poet or good judge of it.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Audrey and glad you enjoyed.

Thank you Bill. The Beatles Yesterday I once also played on the piano and it really stuck in my mind years ago. I like the way Stevie does this song.

Thank you DealForALiving

Wish love like that happened more in life Shauna. Nice to think about it.

Thank you Ruby.

Best way to be Blossom.

Thank you Vellur and thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this CrisSp.

Thank you Manatita.

Glad you enjoyed this Paula.

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