Together Yet Apart

They loved one another

They really did

But time had slipped away

There was always something

And the I love yous

Grew less

The house became quieter

They were like two people

Each living on their own private island

Close enough to reach by hand

Yet they could have been miles apart

Lost in thought and worry

Each with an aching heart

So day in and day out

It had just become routine

Have a great day

See you later

And life went on

It was at some point

When late one night

She saw his shadow

Outligned by the window

And moonlight filled the room

His shoulders were hunched

And she could hear his sighs

Yet, it seemed so difficult

To just get up and reach out

They had become like two drifting islands

Heading farther and farther apart

However that night hearing his pain

She did get up

She did reach out

And it amazed her

To discover that his pain was

For what had happened to them

And that he longed to love her still

Dawn was beginning to chase the night away

And the first sun rays peeped over the horizon

These islands had finally drifted together

And slept sated and wrapped about each other

Yet, oblivious to the new day

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Now that is a realistic poem with a delightful realistic outcome! How beautiful is lasting love when it manages to refresh itself and rediscover what it was at the beginning! Lovely, Rasma! Really lovely and so well described, one could feel it to the core!


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you Gypsy for this poem, sometimes my relationships are so difficult, yet we get through. Jamie


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, I love happy endings, and that shows communication is key, as then truth is known, and there is hope once again for renewed love!

Very beautiful.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


Valleypoet 3 years ago

It is the easiest thing...to reach out and re-connect, but at the same time the most difficult...very well told Gypsy:-))


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Gypsy, you never disappoint. Loved the happy ending and loved the lesson told....heck, I just loved the whole dang thing. :)


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

this was a story wrapped in a poem then placed in the fiction section.. in other words very well done Gypsy :)


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Isaac White 3 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

Well Gypsy Rose,

Again you have amaze me with a beautiful poem. You said so much and so few wor Voted up.ds


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Isaac White 3 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

Well Gypsy Rose,

Again you have amaze me with a beautiful poem. You said so much and so few wor Voted up.ds


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Beautifully written with a superb ending. Love it.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Just beautiful Rasma!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I was really worried. You trickster you. What a refreshing happy ending. thank you


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this Nell. The song helped the inspiration along.

Glad you enjoyed this Jamie. Sometimes relationships just need a little nudge to get back on track again.

Glad you enjoyed this Faith. Thanks for the vote and share. As long as people don't go their separate ways I always believe there is a chance. God bless.

Glad you enjoyed this Valleypoet.

Your comment made me smile Bill. Glad you enjoyed this.

Glad you enjoyed this Frank.

Glad you enjoyed this Isaac. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs. I people remain together there should be a happy ending.

Glad you enjoyed this Wayne.

Only worry would be Martin if these two in my poem would have gone their separate ways.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Yes Rasma I would be crying right now if it were not for my anti-depressant pills 'cos I had an online romance and I know what this feeling is all about.

Hoping all is sincerely well in your sacred part of the world and sending you my beloved best wishes to you and your family from Colin and his cats Tiffy and Gabriel - lake erie time 5:43am canada


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome and just a meaningful poem


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sarahcherbert 3 years ago from Grass Valley, California

You never fail at touching my heart Gypsy!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Oh, this is sad to me because it is so realistic. So glad you offered a happy ending!


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow...this is so beautiful. You did start the poem with the reality of how things happen in many relationships, but I liked the happy ending. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up, beautiful and sharing!


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

uhhhh this is amazing....loved every bit of it..thank you.

Votes ++++++++++

shared as well.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend.

So nice to hear from you Colin. Sure hope you feel better about things. You know you are loved by a lot of people me included. Sending you lots of love and hugs. My Sid sends greetings to Ms. Tiffy and Gabriel as always. Riga time 12 PM

Glad you enjoyed this Devika.

Glad you enjoyed this Sarah.

Glad you enjoyed this shanmarie. Can't always have happy endings but they are the best.

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

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


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Beautiful poem


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this FlourishAnyway. Hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend.


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

Such a lovely resolve at the end! Great job!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This is a fact of life so well said poetically. Voted up and shared, Rasma.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you both are having a great weekend.

Glad you enjoyed this Theater Girl.

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


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, this one is my favourite of all your poems, the ones I've read anyway.

So many relationship goes through such periods, I love the happy ending, beautiful and heartfelt.


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

I love the islands drifting and then reconnecting. Lovely. :-) Lurana


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope your Sunday's sunny and relaxing.

Glad you enjoyed this Jo. It was the song which inspired.

Glad you enjoyed this Lurana. Sometimes people do get so inside themselves that they forget to reach out to the ones they love.

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