Drifting Through Life

Days drift on and on

Always something pushing them along

There seems to be so much to ponder

Days exchanging one for the other

Is it my imagination?

Or does every day

Have something new to say?

The soul constantly searches

For the peace it seeks

However in this modern world

It more often finds

Chaos not peace of mind

At times the bright colors

Which turn this world around

Turn to shades of gray

And seem to blend with darkness

That bring storm clouds your way

Where is the truth to be found?

The path through life

Just carries us along

We do the best we can

And hope our hearts will find

The contentment they seek

Childhood was so easy

I t made life seem so simple

Youth passes much too quickly

But you hope to find

The truth you seek

Keep your goals always in sight

Remember who you are

If you focus the colors

Will return to this world of ours

Leave behind shades of gray

Do not be afraid of what they say

The truth you seek

Is in the heavens above

Peace will come to you

As you blend with nature

Delight in the starry night

So never be afraid

To journey on in life

Always look to make your colors

Shine so very bright

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

I like this. Very encouraging.

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Vincent Moore 3 years ago

You shed the color of hope, peace and light. I wish my grays would leave, but alas they hang to me and my Muse. Although I move forward always, enjoying each day given me. This is a very comforting poem my dear poet, thank you for spreading your light.

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manatita44 3 years ago from london

Very sweet, my friend.

I 'm sure that you are doing better than 'drifting'. Walk, march, run, fly ...

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Beautiful all the way around. Nice work Rasma.

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Good advise and beautifully put. thank you

ocfireflies 3 years ago


I love this poem. I can also visualize it transitioning into a children's story. Great Job. Voted up and awesome.



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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Shades of grey are so very dull and how much better is the advice in your poem to travel life's journey wearing all the colours of God's rainbow - His promises to the world.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Your outlook on life, love, learning - and tolerance are inspirational, Rasma.

I do wish the world could read you - and then live, love, learn and tolerate!

sharing in the best of faith...


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Karen is absolutely correct about you Eddy! I just read a story of a Native American elder explaining how to free ourselves from time , from moments and hours and their hold on us . "go and sit in nature for the day , Clear your mind and just let time make peace with your soul . Nothing stands completely still not our minds ,our souls , or our earth " Peace , serenity ! All to you my friend , you do have such a beautiful soul !.....Ed+++++

MICHEL Françoise 3 years ago

Life is a way of contrasting colors, using his own color chart is

effectively the best solution

nice poem


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Beautiful write Rasma!

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Made 3 years ago from Finland

So true. I'm glad to wake up every morning and have a new, fresh day to enjoy.

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

This poem sheds light and love on the path we walk through life. Absorbing the colors and helps to focus the colors in our life. Beautifully done Gypsy, as always.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Stunning and inspirational, as always, Gypsy. This is something we can read every day, and find hope and encouragement. :-)

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs. Inspirationg hit upon a day when my thoughts were reflecting on many different things.

You welcome Vincent. As with everyone there are good days and there are bad but I always try to fine something encouraging from it all so that I can go on.

Good advice manatita I think I will spread my wings and fly with the autumn leaves which will be falling soon.

Glad you enjoyed this Wayne.

You welcome Martin. I believe in always searching for the bright colors of life.

Glad you enjoyed this Kim and thanks for the vote.

So very true Blossom. The Lord has made it so that nature is very coloful indeed.

Sure do wish the world could read me Leslie. Perhaps that would take it out of the doldrums it's in and turn things around for all of us. Thanks for the share. Hugs.

Nature is what brings me out of my everday world and inspires me Ed. Glad to hear from you.

Glad you enjoyed this Francoise.

Glad you enjoyed this Audrey.

That's the very best feeling of all Made new and exciting starts each day.

Life should always be full of color and hope Mary. Thanks for the vote.

Nature helps to inspire me and hope for better things to come and of course I never give up on faith Genna.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very beautiful and reflective piece and you have such beauty all around you where you live to inspire you each day. I always love your photos too.

Up and more and sharing

God bless you, Faith Reaper

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed this reflective piece Faith. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Very inspiring well written poetry. Thank you. Jamie

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Jamie. Always nice to hear that you think my poetry is good.

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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

GRL.....This is lovely. I DO believe that every day has "something new to say,"......if we are still and simply LISTEN....UP+++

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this. Yes, every day brings us something new and something to be enjoyed Paula. Thanks for the vote.

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