The Bridges of Life

The Bridges of life …

We cross many bridges in our lives –

some bring us to happiness,

some to tears

and some we’ll never forget.

 

In my memories, I see

a tall bridge

with the shining sea

beneath it.

 

Often we pass these,

because of broken hearts.

When we need to find

a new start and leave the past behind.

 

Tears and fears which remind us of yesterday

but longing to forget it all.

Leaving bridges behind

which once brought me to you.

 

There are those most majestic,

that span mighty rivers.

Those that we can walk upon –

to dream and to reflect.

 

They make us remember,

things dear to us.

Most special are rainbow bridges

stretching across the skies,

once all the rains have dried.

 

Remembering many bridges

once left behind.

Only to regret

because the heart beats there still.

 

Wondering if there really was a time –

so simple then.

When crossing bridges

meant positive changes.

 

Can it be that there are bridges

which will never fade from memory?

Where beneath rivers flow

and old paths beckon.

 

Those that stretch across many miles

leaving behind a lot of smiles.

Many loves remain,

longing for our return.

 

Those that we remember

throughout our lives.

We’ve crossed perhaps in regret

and long to go back again.

 

Bridges which are best left in the past

but return in our dreams.

Of days long gone

but never forgotten.

Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

4 thoughts on “The Bridges of Life

  • April 17, 2019 at 10:09 PM
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    We cross so many bridges in life and you expressed the meanings so well, Rasma. Some day we will cross that final bridge and look back on a life of love and accomplishments. Lovely verse dear friend.

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  • May 5, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    Rasma I enjoyed your poem and I loved how you closed with the perfect closing stanza. Well written. Jamie

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