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Forever In His Memory

Updated on March 1, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

No matter how much time passed,

no matter how the days all flew,

there was one thing he knew,

she would forever stay in his memory.

She was the girl,

that came and stayed,

for a season or two.

Always restless,

never wanting to settle down.

The lovely butterfly,

always ready to fly away.

Tired of a love that tied her down,

wanting something more,

never really knowing why.

He knew that she would forever remain,

in his memory,

a lovely girl,

too lovely to keep.

Hurt and bewildered,

but still so much in love,

he dreamt of her

and walked with her,

in his memories.

He wrote and she replied,

meaningless words,

something about remembering him.

She was so lively and vibrant,

so full of life,

their last kiss,

last dance,

last laugh,

left him haunted,

unable to go on.

Sometimes late in the night,

when things no longer seemed right,

he thought he heard her soft voice,

calling his name.

Nothing, nothing was the same,

he tried to remember,

when she began to drift,

when her tender kisses,

became cold and meaningless.

What was it about the last,

the last of a romance,

the last few remaining things,

that seared and burned in the heart,

forever branded in memory.

Sated with wine,

that helped him mellow,

he lay once again,

watching the show in his mind,

last smile,

last touch,

last kiss,

loving her perhaps –

till the end of time.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Shauna. Not all love stories can have happy endings.

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      Shauna L Bowling 10 months ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, this reads like a bittersweet love story. Beautiful and sad at the same time.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Bill.

      You welcome Eric. Glad you enjoyed it.

      Thank you Manatita.

      Thank you Ruby and his diagnosis was one of my inspirations. He was my teen idol.

      So very true FlourishAnyway.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      It's sad the way some things turn out.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This was beautiful and sad. David Cassidy's reported dementia is an unexpected time of hurt too.

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      manatita44 11 months ago from london

      Sweet and charming. A great piece!

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      Eric Dierker 11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I really enjoyed this piece. Thank you for sharing it.

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      Bill Holland 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      You are on a roll, the poetry is flowing, and we are all the better for it!