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Singing a New Song

           Singing a New Song

	Today I heard a country song
	I hadn’t heard for many years
	I closed my eyes and felt the pain
	Rememb’ring when we shared our love
	Before the days that broke my heart
	The memory filled these eyes with tears

	My cheeks were wet with spilling tears
	the singer singing her sad song
	As emptiness invades my heart
	I gazed down on the lonely years
	For I no longer have your love
	And fear I cannot bear the pain

	It is a low and cutting pain
	My eyes they shed a million tears
	As the sad tale of our lost love
	Is captured in the singer’s song
	I wonder just how many years
	To mend a shattered broken heart

	But will it ever mend, this heart
	Repair itself and ease the pain
	I think of all the wasted years
	Of all the bleak and useless tears
	Just like the lyrics of the song
	A troubled, doomed and hopeless love

	If you came back to claim my love
	could I entrust you with my  heart?
	Or, like the woman in the song
	Would your return bring only pain?
	My life forever filled with tears
	Throughout more long and lonely years

	And would it be as in past years
	You’d pour contempt on my true love
	You’d laugh at all my pleading tears
	And ridicule my breaking heart.
	I must find strength to conquer pain
	And live no more this mournful song

	No wasted years, no cruel false heart
	Disloyal love or wounding pain
	No hurt or tears in my new song

Sestina----1-song 2-years 3-pain 4-love 5-heart 6-tears

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  1. Date: 9/14/2011 1:12:00 AM
    wow!It was placed in a soup contest.As I see from Carolyn's comment below.That is excellent.

  1. Date: 9/14/2011 1:09:00 AM
    An emotional write from you.This form is new to me.Beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 4:01:00 PM
    Congratulations, Margaret, on your win in the contest. Dan C

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 8:48:00 AM
    Congratulations Margaret on your beautiful Sestina's honored place. Enjoy lady. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 9:32:00 AM
    thats was really i liked it and congrats

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 12:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 3:17:00 AM
    Margaret - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 5:19:00 PM
    Hi Margaret.I think this is such a hard form to write in.Yet you have managed it so skilfully.You have stayed true to the essence of your creation from beginning to end through the flow of your words.Yet also remained true to the Sestina form.I applaud your ability as a poet and congratulate you on a well deserved win.I really enjoyed this.Love June (Sylvia)

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 1:43:00 PM
    Wow, I really find this form so challenging and you pulled this off wonderfully, Margaret! This is amazing and very worthy of your win! Super congrats! -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 7:50:00 AM
    Nice work, Margaret! Big congratulations to you for this fine placement in the soup contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 5:46:00 PM
    Gosh, Margaret, where oh where are you? I've tried to contact you and never can find out what happened. How wonderful to win in this big contest with a sestina. Such an ambitious form to tackle. congratulations. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 12:50:00 PM
    Dear Maggie, My warm congratulations on your win in PS Intl. Contest! Have not heard from you in eons!! Hope you're doing very well, Maggie.. God bless. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 10:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Margaret in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:13:00 PM
    Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 9:48:00 PM
    Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 10:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry X3 making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Margaret. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 4:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Jared's contest "The Sestina" Margaret. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 10:03:00 AM
    Very, very nice. You conquered the repetition and made it into a country song. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 8:40:00 AM
    Congrats Margaret on your HM in the Sestina contest... enjoy your wonderful honor for an equally wonderful write...luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 4:38:00 AM
    You could make a country song of this Maggie! I hope you are putting your feather headress OR spurs on for my contest? Light & Love