For a Lifetime

Time passes oh, so quickly

And time leaves so many memories behind

Smiles that once delighted

And tears that made you sigh

Time passes oh, so quickly

But it leaves footprints behind

Upon your very soul

Treasured memories

Filling the hope chest

That fills your heart

Simple things

Like Valentine’s

And dried flowers

From a different time

Something there

Just beyond reach

That you know you can’t see

Memories of a lifetime

That stretch to eternity

He had been her dream

A dream of love

That had come true

Drifting through the days together

Moments spent in the sun

Gray days loving the sadness away

Hand in hand

A love so very true

As the years drifted by

It was always the thought

That someday one of them would be

Left behind

Just the thought

That eternity didn’t separate

And someday

There was always the promise

Of together forever

Only now

That she’d waited for so very long

Missing the romancing

Living with him beside her

Knowing he was there night and day

Nights spent talking to the stars above

Hearing the gently whispered words

Deep into the night

That she longed to be there

On the other side

Beside him for all time

That night the stars twinkled magically

The breezes blew

And she heard him

Singing their song to her

It made her smile

Then the sky opened wide

And she saw him from above

Top hat and tails

The familiar smile

Flashing blue eyes

He came down toward her

And willingly she gave him her hand

Together they waltzed across the skies

Fulfilling a long awaited dream

That had finally come true

With a simple whisper of I love you

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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creativenovella 2 years ago from New York, New York

Gray days loving the sadness away...So very beautiful. Love this!


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, so romantic, so beautiful.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Beautiful poetry Gypsy. Jamie


Ghaelach 2 years ago

Good morning to Riga.

It's a little early for me to be up.

You know I'm not a big fan of poetry, although I do read them occasionally. I have to admit your poems do have a lot of love attached to them and this is no different. Beautiful and sad with an ever lasting ending.

LOL Ghaelach

Dusseldorf 07:20am


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cleaner3 2 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

beautiful Gypsy.. romance has a special place In my heart..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh how i love this! Beautiful..Top hat and tails, your creativity is awesome....Bing's song is perfect for this gem...Trank you...


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old albion 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Rasma. An absolute delight, you insight of love and life is amazing. A real treat.

voted up and all.

Graham.


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btrbell 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

So romantic and beautiful! Thank you! Up+


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tirelesstraveler 2 years ago from California

Lovely. Sadness and hope intertwined with love; nothing could be better. Beautiful poetry


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

This is such a magical poem. You paint such a romantic and uplifting picture of the man and woman flying through the air. I love poems that take me away like this.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

A sweet dream scene, for sure! I'm listening to the early Bing singing "Did You Ever See A Dream Walking". How fitting for this old fashioned romantic 'dream'! I could also visualize Fred Astaire dancing to the music with the lady in the poem.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this creativenovella.

Glad you enjoyed this Jo.

Glad you enjoyed it Jamie.

Nice to hear from you Ghaelach. Glad you like my poetry. Sure cold here now and can't seem to warm up. Riga tim 9 PM and -7 C

Romance is wonderful Michael.

Romance and Bing have always gone together Ruby. Miss the gallant old days.

Glad you enjoyed this Graham. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this btrbell. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this tirelesstraveler.

Romance has a way of taking us out of the everyday Linda.

For true romance they were always a great pair Nell. Bing crooning and Fred dancing.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

So lovely and romantic. Love the ending of being together again at last for all time.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Oh, Rasma, I think this is one of your best. Nellieanna said it so well...

'How fitting for this old fashioned romantic 'dream'! I could also visualize Fred Astaire dancing to the music with the lady in the poem."

Voted way up and sharing. :-)


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

For a Lifetime is a romantic poem with many great emotions.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you all are having a relaxing and wonderful Sunday.

Those are the best endings Blossom.

Ah, yes old Hollywood romances were so very special Genna. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Devika.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

An LDS marriage ceremony in the temples joins the couple for all eternity in keeping with (paraphrase if needed) "...what is bound on earth is bound in heaven and what is loosed on earth is loosed in heaven." Do some LDS marriages fail? Yes, but so many are not just a lifetime commitment, but an eternal one. I loved the poem describing such feelings and hope.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Sounds really wonderful to me Demas. Thanks for relating this. Glad you enjoyed my poem.

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