Times of Your Life

Can you imagine the times

long ago in rhyme?

when the days were mellow

just like the sweetest wine


when every sunrise

brought surprises and delight

when every sunset

ended with lullabies


a time when life

had a slower speed limit

and you could stop

to share a kiss or two


Remember when roses

grew along every path you took?

feeling like

you were living a dream


Could it be that it was

so very long ago?

perhaps the answer lies

somewhere in your memories


days when the best things

were strawberries and cream

when you still believed in fairy tales

and always had a special dream


if for every one of those memories

you got a dollar bill

your piggy bank

would be so very full


but then there’d be

no more dreams to dream

no more goals to achieve

you’d have it all except for the memories


never give up on your dreams

never forget how special they always seemed

keep the flame of hope burning

as long as this world keeps turning


look back and see

that your life is shinning

like a bright copper penny

each new day a treasure


be good to those you love

take life day by day

the good with the bad

never let those sad days bring you down


hold on tight to what you have

count you blessings day in and day out

listen to what your friends have to say

as they bring smiles to you


then someday you will see

that you are special indeed

just like the sun, the moon, and the stars

stretching into eternity

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christinemariezzz 15 months ago

Thank you Gypsy Rose,

I just got finished setting up a small campsite spot near Lake Leelanaua ere in Northern MI USA. I fell to a nap; heard the soft buzz of my device, sat up, read your poem here in my tent under the trees, quiet. Your hub presented itself as a gift for quiet new memories being built by me here in this special spot. No running water, tent shower and the air after a soft rain all contribute to new memories that will also age- thanks again for taking time to compose this hub.

Respectfully,

~christinemarie

Listened to the song as well that you chose for this well-titled hub- good pick!


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States

This was a nice poem my friend and well written, whonu


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supremeupbeat k 15 months ago from Somewhere in India

Keeping the flame of hope burning.

Nice rhythm

Brilliantly combine

Words are good and

Finally I can say brilliant hymn.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london

You move in the direction of wisdom. Wise and beautiful words, my sweet Friend Gypsy.


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always exploring 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

Loved every line and I'm listening to Elvis which makes my heart happy. Wonderful poetry...


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MsDora 15 months ago from The Caribbean

Several pleasant messages in your lines. I love the memories which come with "remember when," but you also encourage us to dream now and look ahead. Well done!


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bravewarrior 15 months ago from Central Florida

These are beautiful words to live by, Rasma. Love Elvis' soothing melody!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Christine. Glad you enjoyed this and you had such a lovely spot in which to read it in and listen to Elvis.

Thank you Whonu.

Thank you supremeupbeat k.

Thank you Manatita.

Thank you Ruby. Elvis has always had the talent to inspire.

Thank you Ms.Dora.

Thank you Shauna. Never can go wrong with Elvis.


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sujaya venkatesh 15 months ago

so motivating Gyp


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Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Sujaya.

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