Can it Be

Can it be?

That old fashioned romance

Can still steal your heart away?

Can it be?

That candlelight and champagne

Mean so much more than pizza and cola?

Can it be that a starlit night

Can make a kiss seem so right?

Or have we become immune

To the stars and the moon that shine above?

Can a simple I love you

Still steal someone’s heart away?

And make them to a romantic melody sway?

Can good old rock and roll

Still throw good loving your way?

Does a good rock and roll beat

And words full of love

Still make for great kissing?

Can it be that putting it all together

An old-fashioned love song

Along with some rock and roll

Shaken and not stirred

Make for true romance?

How does it make you feel?


When Dean gives a red rose to a blue lady

And Perry tells you that he loves you true?

Or is the right combination

To be found in a lighter beat?

When the Monkees sing about

Girls named Mary and the Beatles

Want girls to love them too?

Now take that cocktail shaker

Be real careful

Shake it, shake it

Pour it into your heart and soul

Have you got a feeling of real romance?

Do you want to tell someone you love them true?

Or do you need Bruce to inspire?

Or perhaps Meatloaf can send your mind reeling

Either way you look at it

The way I see things is that if I want to be in the mood for love

It still has to be moonlight and roses

Followed by a good dose of old time rock and roll

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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

This is lovely. I still believe a simple I love you can steal someone’s heart away.


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Music and words of love spoken softly, a little champagne can't hurt. Up!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

How very clever, Rasma! You are so talented....give me Meatloaf followed by the Beatles any old day.


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Annie Miller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

Tender words and music can always inspire my mood. Lovely poem.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

wonderfully done Gypsy.. music and words what a toast to love


Vickiw 3 years ago

I think I know what you mean! There doesn't seem to be much of that old fashioned gentle romance in young relationships today. Quite sad.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Oh what a wonderful piece, Rasma. I do believe in old fashioned love.


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Such a delightful poem.


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Isaac White 3 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

fantastic poem and so very true. nice work and well read. voted up.

I. White.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

You are always the romantic. Love the music.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Truly said. We actually had a romantic pizza parlor, where the waiters sang (of love of course).


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Vinaya. Yes, I do believe an I love you still works very well also.

Glad you enjoyed this Jim and thanks for the vote. I agree champagne would be wonderful with all the music and romance.

Glad you enjoyed this Bill. I agree Meatloaf for lunch and the Beatles for dinner or vice versa.

Glad you enjoyed this Annie. It also depends on my moods. I could drift to Dean one day and need a dose of Bruce the next.

Glad you enjoyed my musically poetic ode to love Frank.

You know as much as old fashioned love songs and even rock goes well with romance I shudder to think of young people today romancing to rap, heavy metal and such Vicki. Now that certainly takes the romance out of love.

I'm on your side Wayne. Old fashioned is the best.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs.

Glad you enjoyed this Isaac and thanks for the vote.

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

Hey, that sounds romantically wonderful Martin. I'd be a regular customer at such a pizza parlor.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

What a fun hub filled with beautiful music and thoughts! Thank you!


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

These are all great songs! The times may change, but the sentiments are the same...they just sound different. If the singer's heart is in the right place, it comes through. :-)


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

I enjoyed this journey through music and poetry. It was an experience to remember. Jamie


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Dancing Water 3 years ago

I'm with you! Give me romance first, and then the razzle dazzle can happen! Lovely, fun, melodic poem!


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

i LOVE Rock and Roll - put another song on the jukebox baby!!!

what better to go with R&R than a little nookie and a sunset..

Ahhh - we have given up the simple things in life - for iCrap...

sigh..

love ya Rasma!

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, I thoroughly enjoyed this, brilliant poem great trip back in time. Up and awesome.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you all have a sunny and relaxing weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this and the music btrbell.

Glad you enjoyed this and the songs Lurana.

Glad you enjoyed this poetically musical journey Jamie.

Glad you enjoyed this Reba. Yeah it's nice to have the romance first.

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie. Some of that modern day music out there sure puts me off of any mood for romance. I'm all for rock and roll. Love ya, too. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Jo. I'm always delighted to hear the old songs I love on the radio.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Love shared with beautiful words can make any one steal another's heart,


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Beautiful as always, Rasma. Voted up and shared.


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK

Beautifully said- heartwarming, romantic and nostalgic. Love it!


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LKMore01 3 years ago

Gorgeous poem, to me nothing touches our souls or lovingly stores away memories like the power of music. Voted up and beautiful.


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MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

Lovely poem and sentiments


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you're all having a relaxing weekend.

So right DDE mix up the right combination of love and you've got it made.

Glad you enjoyed this Rajan. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Docmo.

Glad you enjoyed this LKMore. Love, music and romance just go hand in hand.

Glad you enjoyed this MG Singh.

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