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Recognizing Love

Updated on May 5, 2014

It took but one look

One touch and smile

For them to know that life

Would never be the same

They didn’t come together

Right away

She was so unsure

And he didn’t know what to expect

Their love began

On a spring picnic

When they were still very young

Slowly like in a waltz

They turned round and round

Delighting in the spring

That was as new as their love

Everyone told them

That they were much too young

To know what love really was

But when they were apart

They longed for one another

Days drifted on

When they weren’t together

He longed for her heart

She dreamt of him

And wondered if he thought of her

Springtime and flowery meadows

Soft southern breezes

And white clouds drifting by

These are the things that they delighted in

As they drifted along hand in hand

Until they could no longer deny it

Love was their passion

Their very desire

That soon turned into a longing

They could not deny

So they knew

That their love would be entwined

Moonlit nights

Stars like diamonds above

Kisses like sky rockets

Exploding above

Love that was now theirs

As they drifted into the summer

Magic days spent together

Lazy days

Walks along the river

Some doubts that were dispelled

When he went away for awhile

And she dreamt of him day and night

By the time that he returned

She knew that life without him

Would never be worthwhile

And he knew that she was his

By the time of the harvest moon

They were both in tune

Deeply in love forever

He made her laugh

When he said he’d pick a sparkling star for her

But like a star

The diamond on her finger did shine

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad your enjoyed this Jackie. Used to be one of my favorite songs back in the 80s.

      Thanks Frank.

      Glad you enjoyed it Genna.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Beautiful song of poetry, Rasma. :-)

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      beautiful, awesome.. and I'd keep it as poetry.. :) because it is

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good and fantastic song I have never heard. I just love it!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Bill. You know I wouldn't mind being one at all. I can write those tales of life as well as the best of them.

      Thanks Manatita. Peace and blessings.

      Yes, Ann that is one of those inspirational songs from yesterday.

      Thanks Kim. Wish I knew of a country star who'd give my poems a read.

      Glad you enjoyed this Blossom.

      Ruby if I can get back to the states soon that just might be my first stop.

      Glad you enjoyed this travmaj.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jodah and thanks for the vote. Used to listen to that song all the time.

      Glad you enjoyed it Graham.

      Glad you enjoyed this Shafqat and will do.

      Glad you enjoyed it Midget and thanks for the share.

      Thanks Mary and glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for the vote.

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      It's so nice to read another of your beautiful poems. You have such a lovely way of expressing the love emotion.

      Voted UP, etc.etc.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Rasma, you've knocked it out of the ball park with another touching poem. Sweet. Will be sharing!

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      shafqat ganie 3 years ago

      innocently heart touching poem ... please do read mine too #angel of love

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Rasma. Excellent, childhood sweet hearts for ever, wonderful.


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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a delightful poem of true love Gypsy. I loved it, as well as the song "Stumblin' In". Smokey and Suzi Q were two of my favourites growing up. Voted up too.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Most refreshing and sincere. Love growing as the seasons change. And then the sparkling star on her lovely.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Like the others, when you ' gomma hop on a Greyhound bus and make it to the Grang Opry. Kidding of course. Loved it!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      So sweet. I love the freshness of this poem.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      Oh to have one of those "sparkling stars" that never lose their luster.

      Also, I think Bill is right. You do have a knack for writing poems that would work really well sung in the form of a country western ballad.



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      Ann1Az2 3 years ago from Orange, Texas

      You made my day! Great way to start - with love. Haven't heard that song in years - love the hair. lol Voted up.

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      manatita44 3 years ago

      Cute diamond. Lovely poem.

      "Kisses like sky rockets

      Exploding above." Cool, Sis. Peace

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You should be a country western songwriter. I mean that in the nicest of ways. :)