Just Like Starting Over

The road had taken them

Along these thirty years

But it had not doused

That love light in their eyes

They longed for this night

To be alone

To step back in those lovely memories

With a bottle of champagne

And the music they loved

They sat side by side

To enjoy the show

All the pictures of a lifetime

Flashed upon the screen

They could laugh and cry

And remember why

Then still loved each other so

She knew that she would never be

Complete without him by her side

He knew that she was his dream of a lifetime

Gently he took her to dance

And then they delighted

In the beginning of their love

The first days

The first kisses

And I love you’s

Rose petals strewn on the bed

On their wedding night

And every anniversary there after

From the first baby to the last

Two daughters and a son

They had so many treasures

And blessings in their life

She professed her love for him

And he for her

They knew that life had been good

They also knew that someday

The time might come

When one of them would get left behind

But they knew that even then

They’d still feel their love for one another

It was a night of lots of reflections

A night that stretched back along a starry path

Thirty years and counting

The light in the sky

Surprised them unawares

And sleepily they stumbled up the stairs

Then just as hungry for each other

As the first time they shared

The kisses and the passion

For them it was

Just like starting over

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

And with that touch of beauty I will call it a week and begin my weekend. Have a great weekend, Rasma!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Truly beautiful


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Bk42author 2 years ago from New York

Beautiful! One of my favorite songs, too! Voted up!


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ImKarn23 2 years ago

What a wonderful world it could be if your mind created it, Rasma...


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Lovely, lovely!


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Ann1Az2 2 years ago from Orange, Texas

If only all couples could live, love and respect each other like this poem so exquisitely portrays! Well done!


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Ryem 2 years ago from Maryland

I really enjoyed this, Gypsy.


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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

Your words paint a lovely picture.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful as always!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

A touching piece of melancholy poetry. well done.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful poem,beautiful!!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Bill and hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this Manatita.

Glad you enjoyed this and the song Bk42author. Thanks for the vote.

Awww, thank you Leslie. Hope all is well with you. Hugs.

Thank you Audrey.

Yes, if only love could be like this all the time Ann.

Glad you enjoyed this Ryem.

Thank you Anna.

Thank you Ruby.

Glad you enjoyed this Jodah.

Thank you Vellur.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very beautiful and I knew I would love the song and I did. I think this may be the first time I heard it all the way through Thank you!


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old albion 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Rasma. A true delight. Love does indeed conquer all.

Graham.


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midget38 2 years ago from Singapore

And that's exactly how love should feel, Rasma!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

You have a way of brining beauty to a day.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Your work never fails to inspire!


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Beautiful feelings! Thirty years and counting-----! Truly wonderful!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this and the song Jackie. That song was playing on the radio the morning they announced that John Lennon had been killed and I loved it right away even though it was sad.

It sure does Graham.

So true Midget.

Glad you enjoyed this teaches12345.

Thank you Audrey.

Glad you enjoyed this Chitrangada.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed came back to read again!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Delighted to hear it Vellur.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

This is so beautiful Rasma and voted up.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Eddy and thanks for the vote. Hugs.

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