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When Their Stars Collided

Updated on October 11, 2014

It was one of those days

When he loved to remember

The days of his youth

And the girl he loved

Together they had made quite a pair

Each as different from one another

Like day and night

But so much in love

That they couldn’t keep apart

Colliding like stars in the night sky

Making love like fireworks could ignite

Coming together to fight again and again

Yet, still loving one another

Finding time for quiet romance

Time to sit beneath the moonlight

Time to dream the dreams they shared

But as time went on

As the years flowed on

Their difference caused a rift

That finally became a canyon

Leaving each other dissatisfied

When they finally parted

He left their hometown

For the bright lights of the city

While she chose to stay

Spending her nights

In the local cafes

Singing country songs

To great applause

He never thought he’d ever find another love

At least not one like her

But then he read

That she’d made it big

Becoming a country star

Now as far from his life as could be

And so when he found a woman

That he could be happy with

He married her and settled down

His wife would often find him

Listening to her singing country songs

She didn’t care to listen to

Perhaps a bit jealous

Knowing the singer was once his love

But then as he further drifted

Into the memories of the past

His wife had to admit

That he would never love her like that

It wasn’t sadness but relief

The day she packed up and went away

He never went to a single concert

Seeing her there on the stage

Not being able to touch her

Would have been too painful

Now here he was a silver-haired gentleman

Who had just discovered

That his love had retired

Was now living back in their hometown

So he chose to go on a journey to the past

He knew she’d never married

Had a romance or two

Perhaps now it would not matter

That their stars collided

Perhaps now was the time

To renew their great romance

With eagerness he stepped from the train

It was like stepping back into time

And the years seemed to melt away

He hurried to her wondering

If she would see him

Wondering if she loved him still

Arriving with trembling heart

He waited at the door

It was opened by a care-worn face

She had been ill

Had left this world that morning

He stood rooted to the spot

It was as if his world was crumbling

So he stayed in a motel

Waited until the millions of fans

So devoted said their good-byes

The finally emerged

To bring a dozen roses

To her graveside

To tell her he loved her still

To tell her his final good-bye

The cemetery was quiet and still

Her grave seemed so unreal

He stood there speaking to her

Reminding her that he loved her

With all of his heart

Then she came to him

He saw her standing there

Her smile so brilliant

And suddenly it all became so clear

She too loved him still

And as she held out her hand to him

There was no fear

Only the knowledge that together

They now could now love one another for all eternity

It was in the morning

That they found him

Lying across her grave

Those who remembered them

Sadly smiled and nodded

The two had found one another again

For them it didn’t matter

As they roamed the starry path

Hand in hand

Loving one another still

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you so much for enjoying Dianna. Hope you're having a great weekend. Sorry for the late reply.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      You told this story of eternal love beautifully!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wishing you all a productive, sunny and pleasurable week.

      Thank you Manatita.

      To have that kind of love would be fantastic Eric. I've known people who have been together so long that one quickly follows the other up above.

      Thank you Ruby.

      Aw, thank you Bill.

      Thoughts like that are what always inspire me the most Shauna.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh, Rasma, this is so sad yet so beautiful. To think of all the years they missed. But I guess it doesn't matter. Now they're together for eternity, never to be torn apart again.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are the queen of storytelling poetry.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      OMG, I'm needing to go get another box of tissues! This was sooo sad, yet beautiful. So many people waste a lifetime before they realize they had it all. Rasma you're a great story teller with a heart that shines....

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Marvelously sad and yet bitter sweet. Perhaps we all have such a love.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Totally awesome, Gypsy, and like I said before, you've regained your great expertise for amazing endings. I bid you much peace.