Her Magical Attic

With every bit of her

Oh, how she missed him

He’d promised to be there always

Who knew he’d be the first?

But on rainy days like this

She had a secret

No one knew

She’d go on up to the attic

And there when she opened up the old trunk

All of the old days would come back

And she could step into a time warp

And live it all again

She knew that at that time

He was right there beside her

And so with aching heart and creaking bones

She made her way up to her magic attic

In the gloom of the dark day

It appeared lost in the shadows

And then she saw him

There smiling and waiting

So she pulled up the stool

And sat before the trunk

Opening the lid a light filled the attic

And like in a fantasy she saw it all again

The big old oak tree

Outside in the garden

Beneath which they met

That rainy day at school

It was fate for sure

Afterwards they were never apart

All of those days

The laughter, the tears

And all the love they shared

So many miles traveled together

So much they had shared

Two children and four grandchildren

But she never wanted to leave her house

This was where their married life began

Where all the joys and sorrows were shared

She remembered the first time

She realized the magic of her attic

It was not soon after

When her heart ached so very bad

And she just wanted to see all the souvenirs

They had collected all those years

It was the first time

That that magic glow

Had filled the old attic

And taken her on a fantastic journey

Through the years of their love

It was the first time she had seen him again

And from then on it was her secret place

Someday she’d tell her grandchildren

And perhaps they’d experience it as well

But for now it saved her

From many a bad day

When she had finished her journey

She saw him as she had seen him the last time

Up on the hill by the river

Waving at her in the picture

That last picnic they’d had

And with a thump she closed the lid

But somehow this time was different

That glow didn’t disappear

And there he stood holding out his arms

Somewhere she heard their song playing

And she ran to him

He held her so gently

And they started to dance

Shimmering stardust

Glowed all around

A day later they found her

Slumped against the trunk

Looking younger than her years

A loving smile on her face

She was still dancing with her love

Up there beyond the stars

Straight from her magic attic

To the sky above

And to her eternal love

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Definitely a beautiful poem that had me crying. How many attics do we have that keep us remembering the past?

It would seem her attic led her back to him for eternity. Another lovely poem that tugs at the heart.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

WOW, voted up, awesome and beautiful. I felt it ALL. The wonderful memories, and her running to him. So sad, so beautiful, so profound.

What a wonderful write, and THANK YOU. You create pictures with your words. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

There's a movie for you! LOL! Those cherished memories of our happiest times are the best and it is right that we hold on to them and cherish them until the last second of this life. Thanks for sharing. ~WB

Vickiw 3 years ago

This is a very beautiful poem. Memories are so precious, and can be so right up to the time we leave this earth.

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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Wow this brought a tear, so beautiful and poignant.

Voting up

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ajwrites57 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

Gypsy Rose Lee, lovely, moving, mythical ode to love and memory! Thanks so much!

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Beautiful work. You are an inspiration. thank you

Vincent Moore 3 years ago

The beauty of dying is knowing that someone we loved is waiting for us to take our hand in a dance, you proved this with this magical ride you took your reader on. I felt every word tugging at my heart, I saw him and her dancing gracefully without a care somewhere up there in the magical heavens of love. If you haven't seen "The Notebook" you must, as this poem would fit in so beautifully with those two lovers who left together to perform their final dance in their magical new world. Bravo, a beautiful work, I was much moved by it. Thank you for sharing.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Rasma, i have goosebumps. And, i'm pretty sure my goosebumps have goosebumps!

This shone a light into attics everywhere. The ones in our hearts and minds as well as our homes.

Memories are such a double-edged sword. What else can send one to the heights of happiness and the depths of despair simultaneously?

Your poetry moves me dear. I enjoy reading it, which i don't say about a lot of poetry.

Usually cause i don't understand a danged word of it! LOL

HUGS for the new week!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Beautiful piece, Rasma.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Such a beautiful and sad poem, but it would be sadder still if we had no attic in our minds to visit. Thank you for sharing it.

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LadyFiddler 3 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Very nicely written

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Beautiful ending to a wonderful verse Rasma. Voting up and sharing. Have a great day my hub sis..


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Gypsy Rose Lee,

This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read in all my life! I became completely lost in your words; I am just so amazed and astonished by what you've just done here. You are truly talented and what a heart you must have in there to write something with so much magic.

The song put me over the edge... I simply love this song and I was not prepared for it.

I had all I could do to refrain from hitting the funny button, as I hit every other one! Sharing too!

Have a wonderful day!


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Wonderful Gypsy. Thank you for this beautiful write from a beautiful poetess. Jamie

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Seeker7 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Oh I had a lump in my throat reading this is - what a truly beautiful and heart warming piece of writing. It's not often we're happy about someone's death, but in this case, it's such a happy thing that has happened to her. Wonderful!

Voted up!!


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

You are such a romantic! Really beautiful storyline. Touches the heartstrings!!

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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Oh my. I can imagine a romance movie coming out of this one!!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you're all enjoying your week and thank you for visiting my attic and liking it.

Glad you enjoyed this Mary. Sure wish there were magical attics. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Sparklea and thanks for the vote. It seems I hear a song which inspires and the words sort of just come flowing out.

Glad you enjoyed this Wayne. You know I'm an old Hollywood movie lover. When romance was romance.

Glad you enjoyed this Vicki. So true no one can take our memories away.

Glad you enjoyed this Rosemay and thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this ajwrites.

Glad you enjoyed this Martin.

Glad you enjoyed this Vincent. Somewhere up above I am very convinced are lovers together dancing among the stars forever. I will look up that movie.

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie and that you understand where I'm coming from. You know it's odd but once the inspiration and the song begin my fingers literally fly over the keys and then it's up to me to see what I've cooked up. Hugs and thanks for the share.

Glad you enjoyed this Wayne.

Glad you enjoyed this Blossom sad indeed if we were left without attics and memories.

Glad you enjoyed this LadyFiddler.

Glad you enjoyed this sis Eddy. Thanks for the vote and share. Hugs.

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

Glad you enjoyed this Jamie.

Glad you enjoyed this Helen.

Glad you enjoyed this Lurana.

I'm for all the old Hollywood romances as they inspire. Glad you enjoyed this Midget.

mrsmbitsko 3 years ago

Beautiful work! I voted up.

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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Hi gypsy-rose-lee.

Heart-warming. Isn't that wonderful that we can live with memories, enhance our presence and continue living in hope.

Awesome and beautiful.

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Ryem 3 years ago from Maryland

Gypsy, this poem is so sweet and beautiful and your writing is amazing. I became lost in this story as if it were my own. Great job!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you're all having a great weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this Mayra and thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Michael. Yes. living in hope is the best. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Ryem.

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

This is just so beautiful making my eyes misty. Voted up and beautiiful. Sharing it Rasma.

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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Very beautiful poem. So sad. Voted up and shared.

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DREAM ON 3 years ago

So magical and enchanted.A love so strong and beautiful.You wisked me away from the first line as I traveled through time.Another gem.Have a beautiful day.

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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Gypsy Rose Lee, I lived that with her in her magic attic, I felt her feelings of wanting to be where she had been with her love.

Voted up, Awesome and Beautiful and will share and pin.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed the trip to my magical attic Rajan. Thanks for the vote and share.

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

Glad I could take you on a magical journey Michael. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Glad you enjoyed my magical attic Shyron. Thanks for the vote and share.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed the trip to my magical attic Rajan. Thanks for the vote and share.

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

Glad I could take you on a magical journey Michael. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Glad you enjoyed my magical attic Shyron. Thanks for the vote and share.

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Howie Watts 3 years ago

Wow! Gypsy Rose Lee. Beautiful and full of emotion evoking imagery. It made me smile and cry inside all at the same time, having lost my mother last November. It was not until about a month ago that my father had the heart to finally go through the overwhelming collection of things that she had accumulated over 51 years of marriage. And so your poem was very real to me. We sat and looked, my father and siblings and I, through her things and laughed, and cried, and questioned why she would have kept some of the things she kept. But each item we pulled from a box or tote or trunk, was a clear and present reminder of her, and it was as if she was right there with us looking through her things. Memories, good memories, are one of the greatest gifts that anyone can leave us. Great poem. Voted up and shared :-)

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Howie. Sounds like you had a wonderful if sad time retracing your mom's footsteps. Remember she is there with you still and will always be watching over you. Memories are so precious. Thanks for the vote and share.

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