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Fleeting Summer Love

Updated on April 11, 2014

The summer came with its beauty

Days of endless sun and sea

Blue skies, crashing waves

Endless white stretches of sand

Footprints along the shore

That started out as single

And became two

Mornings greeted by the hush of the waves

Salt sea spray

Gulls cries circling up above

It was an ideal summer

A summer that would leave

A treasure trove of memories

For two people who had discovered love

As the days passed one into another

They lost track of time

Their lives had entwined

Their hearts were now as one

But is any summer love

Perfect one might wonder

Very few last into the first days of autumn

Only the strong survive

It was the cooler winds

That surprised them unawares

The changes came gradually

Until the grasses upon the dunes

Began turning yellow

Leaves blown by the wind

From the oak trees

In the nearby meadow

These changes heralded the coming

Of autumn

Perhaps the end of a summer love

It was in late September

That only a single pair of footprints

Walked along the shore

To greet the changing of the seasons

Love had flown just as the summer

One heart was left aching

Deep, deep down inside

This heart was flying

Flying along in the sky

That was so cold and lonely

Wishing that it could take flight

To join the heart that had gone

High up above gulls flew

The wind whipped up grains of sand

Nothing, nothing was the same anymore

The summer and love had flown

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      I can't get over how much can grow when one is away.

      Beautiful work! V+ for sure!


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful Gypsy! Jamie

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Splendid and I love the song!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful! I loved the concept of one set of footprints, then two, then one again. The video is perfect for this piece...

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Lovely images, lovely poem. I hope all is well. :)

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Summer love...such beautiful, bittersweet images. The music is perfect.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Summer Romance was similar but not in poem form. Good job. Thanks for your creativity.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Beautiful poem. It builds up until the dampening rains of autumn come to extinguish the love.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Gypsy, nicely done!! The ecstasy and the agony of this thing we call love is beautifully captured in this poem.

      My best to you.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope you are all having a wonderful spring day.

      Glad you enjoyed this Kim. Thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jamie.

      Glad you enjoyed this CrisSp that song has always inspired.

      Glad you enjoyed this Demas. Summer romances are sometimes so fleeting.

      Glad you enjoyed this Ruby and the video. I've always been fond of that song.

      Glad you enjoyed this Theresa. All is well.

      Glad you enjoyed this Genna.

      Glad you enjoyed this Blossom.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jo.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed, fleeting summer love.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      sweetly told of love...

      sad, when the two can not be anymore. But the beauty of words from the beginning is outstanding!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Vellur.

      Love can be both happy and sad ubanichijioke.

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      I like how their time melded and they forgot about the days and time when they were with each other, that must be a cool experience to just forget about life and live on love.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Nice indeed not to have to worry about time for awhile and just enjoy Rose.

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      Oh yes! I had a great EAster hope you did too! I am def going to the beach ALOT this summer!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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