The Bridges of Life

We cross many bridges in our lives -

some bring us to happiness,

some to tears

and some we’ll never forget.


In my memories, I see

a tall bridge

with the shining sea

beneath it.


Often we pass these bridges

because of broken hearts.

When we need to find

a new start and leave the past behind.


Tears and fears which remind us of yesterday

but longing to forget it all.

Leaving bridges behind

which once brought me to you.


There are bridges

that span mighty rivers.

Bridges that we can walk upon –

to dream and to reflect.


Bridges which make us remember,

things dear to us.

Most special are rainbow bridges

stretching across the skies,

once all the rains have dried.


Remembering many bridges

once left behind.

Only to regret

because the heart beats there still.


Wondering if there really was a time –

so simple then.

When crossing bridges

meant positive changes.


Can it be that there are bridges

which will never fade from memory?

Where beneath rivers flow

and old paths beckon.


Bridges across many miles

leaving behind a lot of smiles.

Many loves remain,

longing for our return.


Bridges that we remember

throughout our lives.

We’ve crossed perhaps in regret

and long to go back again.


Bridges which are best left in the past

but return in our dreams.

Of days long gone

but never forgotten.

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billybuc 7 months ago from Olympia, WA

Wonderful reflections wrapped up in beautiful poetry. I'm so happy HP allowed this one to stay with us.


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emge 7 months ago from Abu Dhabi

Lovely poem with deep meaning


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ChitrangadaSharan 7 months ago from New Delhi, India

How meaningful and powerful!

Your expressions are beautiful. Someone has rightly said, 'Man should make bridges rather than walls.'

Thanks for sharing this excellent poem!


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always exploring 7 months ago from Southern Illinois

The best way to read this beautiful piece is to listen to Glen sing. It makes the words penetrate the heart and oh the memories that surface. Crossing bridges, I've had my share. This is one of your best!!!!


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Michael-Milec 7 months ago

Expressive feelings we left on the other side of the bridge, only to carry on the memories which never fade out. ( We face one the last 'crossing' into the forever.)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 7 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Bill.

Thank you Emge.

You welcome Chitrangada.

Thank you Ruby. This song of Glen's inspired.

Totally agree with you Michael.


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bravewarrior 5 months ago from Central Florida

Bridges are pathways that can lead in many directions. You've depicted them beautifully here, Rasma.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Shauna.

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