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New Year's Eve

It is the new year's eve again
And I am all alone.
My one connection to the world
My silent telephone.
There was a time in my long life
When he was by my side.
I looked forward to New Year's Eve
And supper by fireside.
After dining we'd sit by the fire
And plan our happy life.
He was my faithful husband and
I was his loving wife.

Lovers can't always see ahead.
Sweet plans can go awry.
Our plans did not include the thought
That one of us could die.
Tonight my thoughts go back to then
As I sit all alone
And wish that Heaven could be reached
By my old telephone.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 3/9/2014 5:36:00 AM
    Sad but wonderful poem

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 11:13:00 AM
    This is sad, Joyce... Congratulations on your fine win!

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 5:58:00 PM
    Life is so fragile, it can be changed at a snap of a finger. Heartbreaking, but beautifully expressed. Warm hugs sent. Congratulations on your well deserved win - Connie

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 1:22:00 AM
    Brilliant Ballad! Congrats on the fine win, joyce

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 9:16:00 PM
    I read this and I feel sad,I woke up from my wife's side to do this-to congratulate you Joyce and other super soupers-honestly,I begin to think what can happen next btw us that we do not see now...I'm affraid....,anyway , this is simply classic, congrats on the win Joyce.

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 12:34:00 PM
    Very touching write Joyce, congrats on your lovely win hugs xxx

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 10:05:00 AM
    Congratulations my dear friend Joyce. . Thank you so much for your loving support. More blessings! Love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 9:52:00 PM
    Joyce can you please come work with us on a Crown of Sonnets? Please read my blog we could use your advise as we write, but I'd really like you to have a go at once of the verses, we are competing 2 at a time for each spot, maybe 3..let me know, one way or the other? Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 3:41:00 PM
    What a great poem. Its nice reading your piece once again. Keep on writing please.

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 5:42:00 AM
    beautifully sad friend Joyce...Happy New Year. hugss

  1. Date: 1/20/2014 12:19:00 PM
    Forgive me if my words have smears, My eyes are all filled up with tears. You broke my heart with your lament. I hope you know our love is sent. Your awsome. Honored to read such wonderful poetry. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 1:33:00 PM
    - Dear Joyce, a heartbreakingly beautiful and touching poem. - Good luck in the contest, hope it gets a first place. - Have a great Sunday. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 5:01:00 PM
    very poignant and beautifully expressed. i love the way you use rhyme, joyce!

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 3:43:00 PM
    awww, such a sad but beautiful write, dear Joyce x

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Many share in the desire to be able to call heaven and once more speak to the loved ones gone ahead..Enjoyed reading your well constructed work..I am glad that I chose this one to read today.Sara

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 4:58:00 AM
    Lovely write with sad story, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 2:32:00 AM
    I love your poem, and am so sad with the content. Life is hard...but then there is poetry. bg