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More Than You Can Know

Updated on January 24, 2014

Stretching for miles and miles

As far as the eye can see

Would be the years

That have gone by

If it was possible

I could imagine

Each calendar page

Sprouting wings

Like birds and just flying off

High up into the sky

As time goes by

Can it be?

That we remain the same

As time ever spins onward

Somewhere deep inside

I’m always searching

For the me that I used to be

I know I haven’t changed

And yesterday is still

Just around the corner

No one can tell me

That it isn’t so

I know better

That the woman who I’ve become

Can just shake off some years

To become a teenager once more

And from there onto childhood

Stepping back in time

To reaquaint myself

With the days that have gone by

To relate with the memories

Of people and places and times

That perhaps have made me

A better person

There are moments I wonder

If so much time has really passed

If I can still recognize

The face that my mirror reflects

Then I have to smile

Because she and I

Still have so much more to experience

So many more memories

To add to a treasure chest

That is already filled

With the very best

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Gypsy, your poetry get better with everyone I read. I will be reading and enjoying. Thank you for the many years of poetry. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Rasma--this evokes such strong feelings of love and hope--beautifully done!

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      Richard Francis Fleck 3 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      A nice time-fusion piece where past evolution has to be taken into account

      as current changes continue to occur.

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      Naomi Novella 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Beautiful writing Gypsy! I love the line "Each calendar page

      Sprouting wings, Like birds and just flying off" Leaves a lovely image in my mind.

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

      Gypsy, this is exceptional poetry, I can certainly relate to your words, it touches something in all of us as we grow older. But those chest of beautiful memories are what we have to show for a life well lived, with much more to come. Have a wonderful day, my best..

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed!

      I can relate to it--sometimes I tend to look back at my earlier life, almost with the same feelings as expressed by you. How time flies, the heart remains the same but the outer appearance changes.

      Very nice and thanks!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed, great poem.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lovely as always, Rasma!

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      The moment we open up this hub, those lovely flowers remind us that spring can’t be too far away; it’s hard to imagine that all this beauty is waiting, sleeping under the icy snow. This splendor is waiting and is just around the corner as are the memories and experiences you speak of in your beautiful poem. Well done, Rasma. :-)

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      The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Great work Gypsy.

      The Frog

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope you are all having a nice and relaxing Sunday.

      Thank you for your comment Jamie. Glad you enjoy.

      Glad you enjoyed this Audrey.

      As always the past mingles with the present juneaukid.

      Glad you enjoyed this creativenovella. When inspired all objects become animated in some way.

      Memories are the most precious things that add color to our lives Jo.

      You welcome Chitrangada and glad you enjoyed this.

      Glad you enjoyed this Vellur.

      Glad you enjoyed this Bill.

      Glad you enjoyed this Genna and I sure hope spring is just around the corner.

      Glad you enjoyed this Frog.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Hi Rasma well where have I been I seem to have missed many of your gems. Please forgive me and I shall start again. A wonderful poem but this is not unexpected of you my talented friend.

      Voted up and shared.


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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hi Gypsy-Rose-Lee.

      Very well expressed process of our maturity and changes we are unaware of until…

      Beautiful an interesting.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad to hear from you Eddy. You can stop by to read my poems anytime. Thanks for the vote and share. Hugs.

      Glad you enjoyed this Michael.

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      mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Gypsy. Very interesting read as nostalgia seems to be seeping us all. The Beatle's song is perfectly matched to your poetry.

      I see you stoppped my. I appreciate that.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      More Than You Can Know is presented with a beautiful photo and is well written.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad to hear from you Mike. Sometimes memories bring inspiration.

      Glad you enjoyed this and the pic Devika.

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