Caught In a Time Warp

They were the youngest couple

At the senior citizen dance

They showed them

What dancing was all about

They missed the senior trip

Cause they were all going

To go rowing

Down a lazy river

And the two of them

Went to an amusement park instead

When other couples their age

Sit inside wrapped in shawls

They’d sit on the porch

And watch the show in the sky

As the moon would play with the stars

Holding hands they’d walk

In quiet solitude

Their hearts always light and gay

Afternoon outings in the park

Stealing kisses hidden by the shade of the giant trees

Who’d think they were old

While swinging on the swings

Trying to see if they could reach the sky

They never forgot

To go out dancing once a week

It was their way of being close to one another

There wasn’t a day when they didn’t say I love you

Picnics by the river

Two crazy teenagers

Laughing and hugging and kissing

Caught in a time warp and forever young

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Dancing Water 3 years ago

This is so beautiful! A reminder as to what a relationship needs to be to breathe and evolve! Your sweet poem should be required reading for all couples-to-be.

Blessings and kudos to you,


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Annie Miller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

I love this poem. I have always felt that we may age on the outside, we remain young at heart if we choose to.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

When one is in love, it makes one feel so very young at heart no doubt! Very lovely poem.

God bless, Faith Reaper

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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Beautiful poem of ageless love!

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very nice, Rasma. I think I am one of the lucky ones. Me and my wife, Brandie have a wonderful loving life! I don't know how I could live without it.

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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Great poem Gypsy, I love this kind of work. Thank you.

Ericdierker 3 years ago

Something to look forward to -- thank you

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I smiled all the way through this. What a lovely glimpse at true love...forever young my friend...forever young. Well done, Rasma!

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

very nice to read. and incredibly pleasant to hear. beautiful work gypsyrose. very beautiful indeed.

I. White

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juneaukid 3 years ago from Denver, Colorado

This is a beautiful poem! Good going

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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

So romantic! We are never too old to love and be loved. :-)

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

How lovely. Love that just keeps on going.

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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

You painted such an affectionate picture, I could almost see them holding hands. Beautiful work.

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epigramman 3 years ago

Actually I am a crazy teenager when I visit your hubspace my righteous Rasma - and whether you're wistful or funny or sentimental - or reach for and pluck the strings of my heart - you always make me feel young and alive and of course - you always ROCK my world to the core.

Sending big time Canadian hugs from Colin and his cats at lake erie time 6:27am

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

Rasma, this is just so beautiful! Can love ever grow old or the feelings?

Voted up and shared.

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

this was magical.. I love the photo that you used to kick this poem off.. brilliant...

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Wishing you a sunny and relaxing weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this Reba.

Glad you enjoyed this Annie. So true it's important to remain young at heart.

Glad you enjoyed this Faith. I believe love keeps us young. God bless.

Glad you enjoyed this Jim.

Glad you enjoyed this Wayne. Nice to hear you have a forever kind of love. Your wife has a lovely name.

Glad you enjoyed this Thost.

Glad you enjoyed this Eric.

Glad you enjoyed this Bill. Actually thinking of me and my hubby Martin was the inspiration cause unless someone were to remind me that we're no longer spring chickens I don't see us as being any older than when we first met.

Glad you enjoyed this Isaac.

Glad you enjoyed this Juneau.

Glad you enjoyed this Lurana. So true no one is ever too old for love.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs. Yes, it is wonderful to have a never ending love.

Glad you enjoyed this Anna.

Glad to hear from you Colin. Being young at heart is the best there is. Happy to see you around here and on FB. Have loved your latest poems. Sending you lots of love and hugs. I'm sure your cats are enjoying the spring as much as my Sid. He comes in says meow and back out to take in the sunshine. Riga time 3 PM

Glad you enjoyed this Rajan. No love never grows old. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Frank. I was glad to find that pic. It said just what I wanted it to say love is forever.

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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow, beautiful poem :-)

Love neither fades nor grows old!

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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Lovely reminder how love can grow stronger with time.

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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


I've always enjoyed your poetry. This particular piece has become one of my favorites.

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Mr Archer 3 years ago from Missouri

Every time I see an elderly couple walking along hand in hand I smile. A life together for that many years and it is still fresh and young. I love it and look forward to having that myself with my Lady Faire! Great job!

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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

I hope that me and my wife experience life like this couple. Thank you. Jamie

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

The photo you chose definitely set the tone for the lovely poem. Love, happiness, and young at heart, what more can we ask for? I still try to do things I probably shouldn't and often have to remind my husband how old he is, but I guess that's what keeps us young ;)

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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passionate77 3 years ago

ohh soo touching nd nice poem gypsy dear, thnx for sharing hny, stay blessed!

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QudsiaP1 3 years ago

Such a beautiful image you have created. I can only hope to find someone like that with whom I can be forever young..

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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

Gypsy ~ "They never forgot"

The heart of this piece. So many move on and leave behind so much, so many do forget - you can move one and take some with you always. Sometimes it serves us, us old grown-ups, well to sit down on the grass and fiddle around in the dirt . . . to remember that time when we were so much closer to the ground. I just told one of my sons the other day ~ "To this day, your mom never enters a room that my heart doesn't jump just a little" . . . I still remember so well the first time I saw her, and so, there's a little bit of that first time every time I see her.

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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very true and a reality beyond everything. A magnificent work i must say dear Gypsy......votes up and shared.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Such a beautiful poem Rasma; I also am a great believer in that although I may age on the outside on the inside I am younger than ever. I vote up,across and share. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope your all having a wonderful and sunny weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this livingsta. So true love never grows old.

Glad you enjoyed this FlourishAnyway. If love is true it never gets old.

Glad you like my poetry Daisy. Nice to know this is a favorite.

Glad you enjoyed this Mr.Archer. A true love is a forever love.

Glad you enjoyed this Jamie. If you have a true love nothing is impossible and love never grows old.

Glad you enjoyed this Mary. The trick is to never think about age just to do what you enjoy. The best is when you are really enjoying yourself and then afterwards it sort of surprises you when age pops in your head and you can think wow and I can still do this and still feel this way.

Glad you enjoyed this passionate. Blessings.

Glad you enjoyed this Qudsia. Yes loving someone and staying forever young is the best there can be.

Glad to hear from you Mickey. Nice to hear you have that kind of relationship with your wife. Same here with my hubby he just has to flash a smile my way. Ain't love grand? And of course, to always be young at heart. Hope your sons find the same kind of love.

Glad you enjoyed this Deergha and thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Eddy and thanks for the vote and share. So true the best combination having true love and remaining young at heart. Hugs.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Love sends all kinds of messages to ones heart and I simply enjoyed reading such a lovely poem.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Rasma, you bring a lump to my throat with this simply gorgeous piece of writing! i know an elderly couple - he has parkinsons disease, yet - they go dancing every week - no matter what!

He dances better than he walks - it gives him new life and she dotes on his every need..

it's beautiful - as is this - and as are you!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

A lump in my throat is right Leslie !....... Gypsy , My brother was killed last august and the amazing part was , at 61 , Jerry and his wife were like this couple ! Together for years and years it was " well dad , are you ready to go home , " ......, "Yes hon , I suppose we should be going "!....You aremaking me think about pasts and feel real things tonight my dear !........Ed

Valleypoet 3 years ago

A wonderful poem's a beautiful thought, a.couple staying so young at heart...I think it's something we should all.aspire to..whether as.a couple or not..loved this.:-))

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

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

Glad you enjoyed this DDE.

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie. Wonderful story about the elderly couple. They sound like the ones I wrote about. Thanks for the vote and share. Hugs.

Now you got me teary eyed Ed. Your brother had a wonderful relationship. I'm sure he is still constantly beside his wife in spirit and I sure hope she can find comfort in that. Take a look up into the starry spring night and I bet the first winking star you see is your brother smiling down on you. Love and hugs to you.

Glad you enjoyed this Valleypoet. It is the best we can do to stay young at heart.

dreamseeker2 3 years ago

This is something most of us wish for in a mate...someone to do those things with when we grow old. : ) Beautiful poem Gypsy!

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very beautiful. It is the dream we all have, to be loved equally all through our life. Hope you have that. ^

Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Rasma,

Beautiful! It tugs at my heartstrings when I see an older couple walking hand in hand.

Voted up +++ and sharing.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Gwen. Growing old together and remaining young at heart is something special. My godfather is 91 and his wife is 81. Still together and in love.

So very true Jackie. I'm happily settled with my soulmate. Wish you the same.

So true Sue. I too love seeing old people still so much in love. Thanks for the vote and share.

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