Love in a Gentler Time

Love in a gentler time

When life was simple

When lovers walked hand in hand

And life was so very fine

Love in a gentler time

When love was love

Nothing technical or modern

When the city streets

Were lit by lanterns

And the soft yellow lights

Reflected in a lover’s eye

Love in a gentler time

When lovers could walk

In parks and see the stars above

When neon lights didn’t out shine them

And they all looked like glittering diamonds above

Sitting underneath the full moon

And listening to cricket choruses

Love in a gentler time

When lovers danced in ballrooms

And not on the disco floors

When you could hold on tight

And romantic music held sway

Love in a gentler time

When life was so sweet

When lovers loved

And tender kisses were shared

When rainbows brightly seemed to fill the skies

Dreams seemed reachable

And life magical

To go back again

To a time when romance was tops

And lovers still whispered sweet nothings

When love was love

When lovers dreamed

And shared sweet bliss

With every single kiss

The moon above still winked

And the morning sun

Glowed so very bright

Lovers danced in the rain

And life was so very sweet

Birds sang and flew

In a sky of brilliant blue

Not hindered by smog

And love was still love

Just as it should always be

For you and me

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

"Lovers danced in the rain"....wonderful images in this poem. Well done, Rasma!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Gentler times indeed, Gypsy. Quite touching and for me very real. Oh for those moonlit nights and walks in Parks, gentle kisses and cute hugs.

A most appropriate song. God bless you, my romantic Friend. What has happened to those good times?


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh it must have been wonderful without neon lights. Loved this, so romantic and sweet...


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Beautiful Gypsy. I want to go back to those romantic times described in this superb poem. Voted up!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed my tale of old-fashioned love Bill.

So true Manatita. If only we could bring them back. God bless.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby. Yes, those neon lights sure light up the night.

Wish we could go back Jodah. Thanks for the vote.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This poetry is so beautiful…it sings of a time when lovers shared feelings and experiences that were not hindered by progress and what we have lost from our so-called “advancements.” It seems that everything has a price. Voted up and shared. :-)


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ahorseback 2 years ago

Hey girl , Wouldn't it be nice if we could go back to a simpler time of relations . Instead , as a sixty year old man , I feel we have entered into the invisible years ! LOL Nice one !....Ed


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

I do love the gentler times in many ways! Beautiful Rasma!


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Michael-Milec 2 years ago

Hi gypsy-rose-lee.

Very special, one of the best on love- old- fashion "lovers " to whom love was/is love never substituted by feelings and emotions or selfish orectic.

Beautiful, interesting.


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abbaelijah 2 years ago from Nigeria

lovely and beautiful poem !

i enjoyed and appreciate it.

thanks dear for sharing .


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MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

Lovely poem that makes you feel good


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Ah! The happy memories! A delightful poem.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you're all having a relaxing and sunny weekend.

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

Hey, Ed! Glad to hear from you. Yes, I think love needs simplicity not all this modern hoopla.

Glad you enjoyed it Audrey.

I've always thought that old-fashioned love was the best Michael.

Glad you enjoyed it abbaelijah.

Glad you enjoyed this MG and that it made you feel good.

Nice to hear that this brought happy memories Blossom.


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Ann1Az2 2 years ago from Orange, Texas

Another beautiful poem, Gypsy! I love the pictures you paint:

In parks and see the stars above

When neon lights didn’t out shine them

And they all looked like glittering diamonds above

Pretty song, too.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Ann. Yes that is an oldie but goldie song which inspires.


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phdast7 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Gypsy - Your words sent waves of nostalgia washing over me. Lovely. Hope all is well. Blessings. Theresa


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

Wow! this is awesome! it smells of amaranthine memories of love and sweetness. You talked about it so well; scene by scene, moment by moment. You aced this one, Rose. I love it ...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad this brought pleasant memories Theresa. The best to you.

Glad you enjoyed this ubanichijioke.

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