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When You’re Young

Updated on April 17, 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 with my hubby, Martin and cat Sid.

Being young,

means that the stars are there for reaching.

They seem so much closer

and your dreams are just beginning.


The days seem to drift on endlessly,

time has no real meaning

and every road speaks of new adventure.


Some fairytales may hold lessons to be learned,

lullabies still sound sweet and soothing

and life is like an old Hollywood movie.


Life can be a comedy or tragedy,

first love consumes the heart with passion

and kisses the very sweetest.


First heartbreak,

can seem like the end of the world,

everything fading to gray and black.


Being young,

each day has something exciting to offer,

everyone you meet is a perspective friend,

hate or anger hasn’t grabbed a hold of your heart.


Love is still the stuff dreams are made of.

the world is full of hope

and wishes that might come true.


Being young,

life still seems to stretch till eternity.

The years can lazily drift by

and with every new thing -

you want to know why

and when these years all sail by -

always remain young at heart.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee

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      Chris Mills 4 days ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      I love that. Staying young at heart in spite of the years is what makes growing old appealing. Beautiful poem in thought and form.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 days ago from Georgia

      Keeping all those positive aspects of being young, like curiosity, exuberance, and tolerance makes you less likely to notice the years flying by. You captured the sentiments well. I love the poem. Take care.

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      Louise Powles 4 days ago from Great Yarmouth

      Yes, it's always best to stay young at heart. Although I'm in my 40's now, I still feel young inside.

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      ThreeKeys 4 days ago from Australia

      Great reminder Gypsy Rose Lee!

      Its knowing what keeps you curious and captivated. Together with having more laughter and joy in your life. Here's to you reaching 103 and still LOVING your time and days...

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      Bill Holland 4 days ago from Olympia, WA

      Adele "When We Were Young" is floating through my mind right now...beautiful song and beautiful poetry to begin my day.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Even when we age, keeping a song in our heart's and dreaming makes the years roll away..Beautiful Rasma!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 days ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Gypsy for your poetry. It is always a gift to read. Jamie

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      Michael-Milec 3 days ago

      Idealistically oriented poem. Even aging can not limiting to stay young at heart. It begins by choosing and a decision making how young I would like to stay; In my case it counts twenty-nine years young, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary plus. Making melody in my heart ...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Chris.

      Thank you Cynthia.

      Thank you Louise. Compared to me your still a teenager but I also do not feel my years.

      Thank you ThreeKeys and from your thoughts to God's ear.

      Thank you Bill. Will check that song out.

      Thank you Ruby.

      You welcome Jamie.

      Thank you Michael may there always be a song in your heart.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 days ago from USA

      I agree with the old adage that youth is wasted on the young, but we can each celebrate the essence of youth in our lives, no matter the age. Lovely thoughts in this poem.

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      manatita44 3 days ago from london

      Yes, being young is full of adventure and like this for many. Great portrayal of youth.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you FlourishAnyway.

      Thank you Manatita.

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

      Hello Gypsy - Great sentiment. Oh, the young, the innocence, the song.

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      Michael-Milec 3 days ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee, with full confidence I believe you too have melody in your heart always.

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      Missy Smith 2 minutes ago from Florida

      Beautiful Gypsy! And the song you picked goes perfectly with your poem. :)

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