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No More Our Dance

Once we claimed it as our own, that lovely, special song;
No matter when, no matter where, we simply had to hear its sound.
Our hearts would melt, our love would rise, our feet would leave the ground;
But life goes on, your love has died; no longer, dear, do we belong.

That slow, slow dance, promising, ‘You Were Always On My Mind’;
You held me close and Willie’s words, your lips would lightly sing,
Softly, quietly, in my ear, your love vows whispering.
No longer now, your love has fled, your promise left behind.

So now it’s come, our dance is o’er; no more a life together;
Separate paths diverged before; one way I went, and you the other chose.
We waltzed apart, the music stopped, no more we hold the other close;
The storms of life, the silent songs, we simply could not weather.

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 6:09:00 AM
    Congratulations Deb, on your well deserved win for your poem in Barbara Gorelick's contest "May I Have This Dance?". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/14/2011 6:26:00 PM
    Congratulations onn the well deserved win in the contest, deb

  1. Date: 2/13/2011 8:02:00 PM
    A sad beautiful write. Many congrats for this gem.

  1. Date: 2/13/2011 4:31:00 PM
    Good one..Enjoyed..Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/13/2011 12:44:00 PM
    just wonderful Deb, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 2/13/2011 6:33:00 AM
    Congrats Deb on your amazing win in the Dance contest with this exciting and elegant entry my friend.. enjoy a super win with luv..

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 10:13:00 PM
    wow, and yet another one I had missed seeing earlier. A very well deserved win, Deb. Love how you combined real life with the dance song of willie nelson. Wonderful!

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 9:40:00 PM
    Deb, this is a fine example of a closed rhyme poem. Congratulations on winning with it in Barbara's contest.

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 9:04:00 PM
    This one made me tear up..congrats on your 4th place in my contest. BG

  1. Date: 2/7/2011 2:08:00 PM
    "You Were Always on my Mind" is one of my favorite songs, Deb, and now I have a new favorite poem. We do seem to "dance" in and out of relationships and I know Barbara will love this entry for her contest. Excellent use of the enclosed rhyme form as well! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/7/2011 12:26:00 PM
    Sad expressions of passionate feelings of love lost, and dance as a nice metaphor, deb

  1. Date: 2/7/2011 12:13:00 PM
    bittersweet with radiant sensory images, deb! i am stunned...winning luck if for a contest! :) huggs, nette