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A New Year

I heard the chimes at twelve o'clock
Ring in a brand new year;
And beyond the noise of all the news
I listened hard to hear.
A chorus of lamentation
Ringing loud and singing clear
From many angels winging
Through the vault of heaven.
They sang of shame and sorrow
Of suffering and sin;
They sang of hope for tomorrow
That peace be found and guided in.

I knew of the many trials
That former years had cost;
And all the dreams and pleasures
That were wasted and lost.
With awe I heard the music
That came to me there;
The voices all came pealing 
Through the stillness everywhere.
"Take away the shame and sorrow
Take the suffering and sin
So that a new tomorrow
May find peace be guided in".

Then I offered up a prayer
With heartfelt words I pled
For a miracle for the living
And forgiveness for the dead.
Then the echoes of the music
Softly whispered as songs were sung
They came with phantom voices
From the joyful angel's tongue
Take away the grief and sorrow
Of suffering and sin;
And in that new tomorrow
Let peace be found within.

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  1. Date: 5/8/2012 10:40:00 AM
    A splendid composition! 12-line verses with your trademark cadence and rhyme. You never fail to please! BRAVO, Lizzie!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 7:04:00 PM
    wow, it was a great New Year poem if you had posted it for one of the contests? I don't see my comment down here so I think I am seeing it for the first time. One awesome poem, Lizzie.

  1. Date: 1/14/2012 6:56:00 AM
    Wow! You are amazing and this poem is filled with grace and inspiration. Lovely heartfelt rhymes and a powerful message. I love the angels in this poem and the uplifting message for peace in this world. (From many angels winging through the vault of heaven) Wow! You are so so gifted, tis with great pleasure to read such beautiful artistry. Million thx Lizzie!

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 10:01:00 AM
    You can always make me stunned with your works. Excellent, Elizabeth! Just Excellent!

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 12:55:00 PM
    GOD!!!!!!!!! i dont know how you do it u always always always amaze me smh i love your poetry and im sorry if this makes you sad but i theres no way i can favorite all of your poetry =)

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 3:34:00 PM
    Always a treat to read your work, Elizabeth. You send the lines with such a sensitive, sensible touch, there is no need to stop for speculation. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 11:17:00 AM
    What an awesome poem, Elizabeth. Your wonderful thoughts warms the heart of the readers. This inspiration must have come from your deep faith. Happy and prosperous New Year to you. Thanks for appreciating my Quatrain. I am so glad you liked it. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 7:17:00 AM
    I absolutely love this Liz. In one out of seven it rates a ten. Great suff and so heartily felt by many me included. God Bless and Happy New Year, JB :)

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 9:02:00 PM
    A beautiful poem Elizabeth truly inspired. May this new year bring to you dear lady everything that you so richly deserve...Big Hug Lizzie

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 9:42:00 AM
    May God bless u with all that u desire, luv, jag

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Hi there, Chum, by your third verse I was misty eyed and close to crying. The first four lines of verse three really got to me. Prayers, miracles, forgiveness... all I have given, all I have received. Blessings abundant, despite these hard times. I hope you are well and enjoyed your Christmas. I saw a "Mom" note down there!:-) How LOVELY. One day I hope my monkey girl gives me such a love note. Your writing never fails to touch me... keep your fingers to the keyboard, Lady. Hugs, Hi's, Toodles

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Happy 2012 Elizabeth I really enjoyed this gem of yours. love Wilma

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 10:10:00 AM
    Happy New Year, Elizabeth. Hopefully those prayers will be answered for 2012.

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 11:30:00 PM
    Enjoyed this creative write.Wish you a very very Happy New Year Elizabeth.

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 2:42:00 PM
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012, my friend. bl

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 11:34:00 AM
    Looks like you added a touch of John Milton's "Paradise Lost" to this nice write. It has your usual great descriptiveness and rhyming. Happy New Year to you as well, Elizabeth!

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 10:50:00 AM
    you have a wonderful writing style and a way of connecting with the inside human self. keep writing. john

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 7:44:00 PM
    this piece is ovet the top. i read it like it was a speech and it was smashing. nice to find an artest that knows what she's doing. T. S.

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 7:08:00 PM
    enjoyed the write..

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 7:24:00 AM
    Lovely read..keep up the good write & thank you for your many kind words. gerry