Living and Loving in the Past

Still a handsome gentlemen

with sliver-gray hair

left all alone

now that the angels

came to take her away

and he’d spend his days

in the park

where everywhere he looked

a special memory would make him smile

upon the playground

he saw a little girl

she reminded him of when they met

her golden brown hair

shining in the sun

her mouth smeared with ice cream

she looked like a princess

if ever he was to meet one

and from there on

upon the playground they would meet

content and happy

to share their childhood

joys and tears

side by side their paths through school would lead

and when they were in high school

they were in love and sweethearts

there was a time they separated

when college days

took them separate ways

but always they met

in their own hometown

and so they chose to stay there

to live and to love

but time slips by so quickly

and there was still so much

he wanted to share

but he felt her with him and all around

and the memories delighted him

so his days seemed to flow

one into the other

when they knew he needed care

when this world had faded to him

he was the happiest resident

in the old folk’s home

living in special memories

and only he knew where in his mind he strayed

and she was ever there with him

and so he sat with that dreamy, special smile

knowing that when the angels returned

she would be waiting for him

arms outstretched to embrace him

and welcome him home

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always exploring 8 months ago from Southern Illinois

This is so beautiful! Funny we both decided to write about memories today. Loved it...


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Jodah 8 months ago from Queensland Australia

How beautiful Rasma. A charming poetic tale.


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manatita44 8 months ago from london

Nice Hub and I loved the video the moment I clicked the button. So touching!

Wings of Love is very esoteric. We use this a lot. So meaningful, like the words dawn or sunrise ... indeed many more. I think I wrote a Hub describing some esoteric words. Excellent; beautiful, meaningful words...


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WillStarr 8 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Beautiful! Reminds me of Bobby Goldsboro's hit song so long ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKAeeGnAYBo


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Luna Blue 8 months ago

Beautiful :)


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billybuc 8 months ago from Olympia, WA

I thought that first line was about me. LOL

Of course this is beautiful...I expect nothing less from you.


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swalia 8 months ago

Lovely poem!


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emge 8 months ago from Abu Dhabi

Lovely poem. Past is unforgettable


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Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Ruby. Memories are inspirational always.

Thank you Jodah.

Thank you Manatita.

Thank you Will. Thanks for the link. I remember that song.

Thank you Luna.

Thank you so much Bill.

Thank you Swalia.

Thank you Emge.


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Vellur 8 months ago from Dubai

Beautiful! Memories are a big comfort.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

They sure are Vellur. Glad you enjoyed this. Sorry for the late reply really catching up now.


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bravewarrior 7 months ago from Central Florida

Rasma, this is one of your best. I love the story and that the old man doesn't grieve, but rejoices in the memories and looks forward to seeing his own set of angel's wings.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 7 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Shauna.

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