Through Life with You

The memories were everywhere

Everywhere she looked

The years they had gone so quickly

But they were years of much love

Together they had grown

Together they had seen so much

Life had been kind

And they still looked at each other

Through the eyes of first love

Nothing had changed

Not for them

They lived in a world

That was only for them

Sure the strands of gray

Were too many to count

But when they were together

The years all seemed to melt away

She always felt afraid

Afraid to wonder how many more years

In which they’d walk side by side

But it didn’t matter

Nothing did anymore

She would take the good with the bad

And never, ever let herself be sad

Then she remembered

The first time she’d seen him smile

And then and there she knew

That their love would always be true

She came upon all those old recordings

The ones they’d danced to

All of the first years

When their love was still new

And so she gathered them up

And hurried on downstairs

Before he came home

She had to make sure

That the house was decorated

For the first dance they ever had

It would be prom night one more time

And she had no doubt

That he’d be thrilled

And delighted to find

A young girl waiting for him at home

The door opened and he stepped inside

The perfume of flowers

Was in the air

He entered the living room

And then he smiled

He was back in high school

He was just seventeen

And there was the girl

That he had spent a lifetime with

All dolled up for the prom

And ready to dance with him

Long into the night

They played the old songs

Toasted each other

And delighted in their love

Ever so often

It’s so grand

To step back in time

And rekindle the romance

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Ah, it sure is Gypsy and you do it beautifully! Never heard this song before, thanks!

Rayne123 3 years ago

Sounds like the perfect romance, a fairytale love story

Great writing


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

So pretty! Up+ Thank you!

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word55 3 years ago from Chicago

Loved reading that kind of romance. It was good for memories. Um, Um, Um...

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markdarmafall 3 years ago from Moundsville,WV

Now that is what love is all about. I loved it!


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Lovely poem...thank you for sharing this one.

Shared and votes ++++++++++

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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

what a romantic and loving idea-just beautiful-V+ for sure

Have a great day,


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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC

Looking forward to such a future Gypsy! Thank you for your hopeful words.

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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you Gypsy for another wonderful tale. Jamie

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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Heart warming and beautiful. You created the scene perfectly.

I could picture it all clearly in my head.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A lovely poem - it brings back so many happy memories. Thank you for writing about it so beautifully.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

The romance in your soul is contagious! Beautiful happily ever after...

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Through Life with You so beautifully written with such great emotions

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Jackie. Heard that song and Elvis just inspired.

Glad you enjoyed this Laurie.

Glad you enjoyed this btrbell and thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this word55. Romance is wonderful.

Glad you enjoyed this Mark. Love is what makes life so fantastic.

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

Glad you enjoyed this Kim and thanks for the vote. Have a great day.

Keeping the romance alive is special Kari.

Glad you enjoyed this Jamie.

Elvis was how made me step back into time as his song inspired Anna.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs.

Glad you enjoyed this Blossom and nice to hear that it brought back special memories.

Best way to be Leslie happily ever after.

Glad you enjoyed this Devika.

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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

What a wonderful poem of a long and happy relationship and with so much love and tenderness. Should we all be so lucky to experience this.

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Availiasvision 3 years ago from California

Thank you so much for this stunning portrait of a love that lasts.

All around me I see broken homes and love that died. Can love like this exist? I truly hope it does.

I especially love the lines:

They lived in a world

That was only for them

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Suzette. If love is good it can be a wonderful experience.

Glad you enjoyed this Availiasvision. It is possible to find an ever after lasting love it just takes time and your partner must be your soul mate. Once you find it you know right away.

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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

GRL.....As always....sweet & touching. I so love your fabulous work...UP++

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Paula.Thanks for the vote. Hugs.

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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Hi gypsy-rose-lee.

So true. That thing called ' love' when genuine endures ages because it's Origin. Once makes home in our hearts, makes it merry, happy , peculiar...

Only those who know, know by experience.

Voted up and beautiful.

Blessings to you.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Michael. Thanks for the vote. Blessings to you too.

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