Singing a New Song

Written by: Margaret Foster

           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



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