Catching Those Moments of Youth

Life takes us on a ride

So fast it twirls about us

It’s amazing how things change

The years like restless birds fly

There never seems enough time

Just to sit back and reflect

On things that have been

Memories are so special

They shine like precious gold

But oh, take those moments

When youth seemed eternal

And days seemed to lead one to another

Full of the dreams we were dreaming

The magic and fantasy we shared

The days when friends

Were fun to hang out with

And it seemed that the laughter

Would never end

Then the times they flew

Some friends are still with us

Some have flown

And some we no longer know

To be like in a fairytale

To have but one day

In which we could relive

A fleeting moment of our youth

Just to contact with old friends

And remember what our dreams once were

Then to get on with living

Being able to say

Hey, the best years are now

And more just round the bend

But oh, what fun to relive our youth

For a brief moment in time

So that we can go forth

With smiles on our faces

The best years are now

For now we know who we are

We’ve seen so very much

And we’ve grown

The memories we left behind

Remain in our hearts forever

We can treasure them

And never forget

The way we were

When we were so very young

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Beautiful poem down memory lane. And I truly love your photos . . . look at you! Wow.

Love the Queen video!

Voted up and beautiful and sharing

God bless you,

Faith Reaper

Vincent Moore 3 years ago

Oh how I remember the day, back in the sixties, the Beatles, Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin and so many other great artists of the day, the clothing, hippyville, love and flower children we were. Hard to believe my hair was half way down my back. Oh yes those were the days, I loved your poem of reflection my friend. Nice photos of you too, when we were all that much younger. Great video Queen was one of the greatest for sure.

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Wonderful to have such great memories.

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

You are singing my song girl. I have a poem that means the same thing. Some beautiful thoughts. ^

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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Nostalgic of the past with wisdom of the present...a smile maker from a beautiful soul.

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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Being able to appreciate your past helps us appreciate the present. It is always nice to look back and smile. Times goes by so fast.

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Boy (or girl) was this effective in taking me back. thank you

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you're all having a great and relaxing weekend.

Glad you enjoyed my trip down memory lane Faith. Thanks for the vote and share. Queen has inspirational music. God bless.

Glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane Vincent. Those sure were fantastic times and at least we have the memories to hold onto. Those pictures go way back to the 70s. Queen always had great music. Hugs.

Memories are precious wetnosedogs.

Glad we're on the same wave length Jackie. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed this Maria. Memories can make us smile when we remember. Hugs.

Time sure does fly truthfornow. Those pics were snapped in the 70s and it seems like yesterday and then I look at the calendar.

Glad it gave you a nice trip down memory lane Martin.

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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing from one in the same place! I love the pictures!

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epigramman 3 years ago

Always a pleasure to hang out with you my friend and your words, as always, are so very true about life and living.

Hoping that you are well and happy and healthy.

your buddy, Colin and his cats Tiffy and Gabriel

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

"Youth is wasted on the young." But not really, when I think back. I went through rough times, but I had some great ones as well. It's what made us all who we are. Thanks for this wonderful piece, Rasma.

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

So true and memories are forever. So beautiful of the days gone by, of the youth.

Voted up and beautiful. Shared.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

The memories we left behind

Remain in our hearts forever

We can treasure them

And never forget

The way we were

When we were so very young

Great flowing words Rasma and voting up plus sharing. Here's wishing you a great day too.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

What an imagination you have! To go back and spend one day as our inner child - relive our thoughts, dreams, feelings..

Hmmmm...dunno if that'd be a good thing or a bad, but, it's certainly an interesting thought!

You were and ARE beautiful, Rasma - inside and out!


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Oh so true....the good times (and not so good) of yesterday. We hold on to the memories because it simply feels good. Happy thoughts on your way Rasma!

Love from the sky~

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely memories. They are so important to each of us. Thank you for sharing yours.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed my trip back in time btrbell. Those pics date back to the late 70s. Seems like yesterday.

I am so thrilled to see your comment Colin. Been thinking about you and know that your boat is kinda rocky now. Hey with me and God on your side you got nothing to worry about. Wishing you all the best and sending you lots of love and hugs. Sid says meow to Tiffy and Gabriel. BTW Sid was out all night cooling off in a thunderstorm and came in this morning looking like a pirate whose ship ran aground and he trudged through mud. lol

Glad you enjoyed taking a trip back in time Wayne. I know we all had some really great times way back when. Glad the memories remain.

Memories are forever Rajan. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Eddy. Thanks for the vote and share. Wishing you a great day and sending lot of hugs your way.

Knew you would find that an interesting thought Leslie. Who knows? Perhaps if would revive us in spirit. Hugs and love. Thanks for the vote and share.

Yes, Cris it's great to have the memories so that we can remember and smile and feel good all over. Happy thoughts to you.

Glad you enjoyed my trip back in time Blossom.

Denizee 3 years ago

Wonderful - and I love the idea of a trip back in memory to times that seemed more carefree and peaceful - full of fun. A former highschool classmate recently felt sad about getting older and said "Where did my life go?" - it does move quickly but oh weren't we the lucky ones to feel the excitement and energy that comes with youth? Voted up - loved this!

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