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Farewell, My Loves


Now, when it comes...that day, austere,
     when from your lives, I'll leave with drear,
          these words I share with love sincere,
for you, my lifetime, to revere.

Dear husband, try to persevere...
     our hearts stay joined by cupid's spear.
        Hold close our memories, with cheer...
embrace, with love, each yesteryear. 

My children...these last words appear 
     with strength; my love for you, right here
          and from Beyond, remains premiere...
I, part of you...shan't disappear.

Grandchildren five, how I endear
     your special love...from far or near.
          Through me, you came...another tier...
remember me...your pioneer.

Safeguard my paintings, for it's clear
     they are my talent's souvenir.
          What you can't keep, then volunteer
to nursing homes for atmosphere.

My poetry, please read, adhere
     how love of words did engineer
          the beauty, wisdom, that may steer
your thoughts to form a peaceful sphere.

And when I go, please have no fear...
     from up above Earth's stratosphere,
          where Angels glide with wings so sheer,
I'll love you from Beyond's Frontier.


Sandra M. Haight

~9th Place~
Premiere Contest: 2019 Marathon Mile 9
Sponsor: Mark Toney
Judged: 01/06/2019 

~1st Place~
Contest: My Muse, Mortal
Sponsor: Gregory Barden
Judged: 08/21/2018

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Date: 1/6/2019 9:35:00 PM
Sandra, this is a lovely, heartfelt monorhyme. Congrats on your win on mile 9 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest. By continuing to place in the contest you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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Date: 1/14/2019 8:26:00 AM
Thank you very much, Mark, for my nine placement and your lovely comment. Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 8/27/2018 10:01:00 PM
Wow, Sandra! Such a wonderful poem and well deserved of a first place win. Amazing how you incorporated so many rhymes and like John said..it doesn't feel forced at all. Congratulations! Charlie
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Date: 8/30/2018 7:34:00 PM
Thank you so much, Charles, for your visit, congrats, and very uplifting comments. I appreciate them so much! Sandra :)
Date: 8/24/2018 7:55:00 AM
I have to agree with Greg on this, I don't think I've seen a better mono rhyme ever. 28 rhymes and it doesn't feel forced at all! Congrats Sandra on a well deserved top win!
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Date: 8/25/2018 7:13:00 PM
Thank you so much, John, for your visit, congrats, and very uplifting and supportive comments. Much appreciated! Sandra
Date: 8/23/2018 3:18:00 AM
Congratulations, Sandra on your first place win. What a poem indeed.. great.
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Date: 8/25/2018 7:12:00 PM
Thank you so much, Subimal, for your congratulations and supportive comments. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/22/2018 11:37:00 PM
What a wonderful poem and legacy! Just great and congratulations on your win, Sandra.
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Date: 8/25/2018 7:11:00 PM
Thank you so much, Carole, for your visit, congrats, and very supportive comments! Sandra
Date: 8/22/2018 10:08:00 AM
Congratulations on your 1st place win. Beautiful, well-written poem.
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Date: 8/25/2018 7:11:00 PM
Thank you, Susan, for your congrats and uplifting comments. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/21/2018 9:12:00 PM
Celestial, ethereal, … yet very real! Congrats on your 1st place win, Sandra. Richly deserved. Blessings, Gershon
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Date: 8/25/2018 7:10:00 PM
Thank you so much, Gershon. I appreciate your visits and supports very much. Sandra
Date: 8/21/2018 9:24:00 AM
Impressive work!
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:22:00 PM
Thank you very much, Julia, for your visit and supportive comment! Much appreciated! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/21/2018 8:18:00 AM
Well that got the tears rolling. Splendid touching wonderful love filled winning piece Sandra, Congrtulations and Big Hugs! xomo <3
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:23:00 PM
Thank you so much, Maureen, for your very empathetic comment and congratulations! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/21/2018 5:48:00 AM
Such beautiful poetry...and congrats!!! on your top win my friend...worthy you are...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:24:00 PM
Thank you, WW, for your very uplifting comments and congrats! Much appreciated! Sandra :)
Date: 8/21/2018 5:28:00 AM
Way to go Sandra......TA-DA.....and congrats on the top spot
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:25:00 PM
Thank you very much, John! I appreciate your supportive comment and congrats! Sandra
Date: 8/21/2018 2:30:00 AM
Tremendous Lady! Tremendous Poem! Tremendous 1st Place Win! Congrats!
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:27:00 PM
Oh, thank you so much, Curtis, for all the 'tremendous' comments! I so much appreciate your visit and support! Sandra :)
Date: 8/21/2018 2:05:00 AM
Sandra, the fact that you wrote this in monorhyme is beyond impressive! I agree with Greg...it stands alone as the top winner. Congratulations on your very deserving first place win! I honestly did not see this or would have commented! This masterpiece is going into my Faves! xxoo
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:29:00 PM
Thank you, dear Connie, for your very kind and uplifting comments, congratulations, and the Fave! I am humbled by this wonderful win, and I am so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/21/2018 1:53:00 AM
What a wonderful creative ‘legacy’ to leave your family, Sandra. I can imagine that your paintings would have a similar depth and beauty to them. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 8/21/2018 10:06:00 PM
Thank you very much, Wendy, for your lovely, uplifting comments and congratulations. I am so pleased that you enjoyed my poem!. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/21/2018 1:39:00 AM
beautiful sentiments and poem - congratulations, such flowing thoughtfulness
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:30:00 PM
Thank you again, Wendy, for your visit and very uplifting and supportive comments and congrats! I appreciate them so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/21/2018 1:31:00 AM
I can't believe this only has three comments, Sandra, (perhaps a few more now) - this is absolutely exquisite, and just blew me away ... perfect rhythm and tempo, sublime imagery and phrasing, a wonderfully heartfelt story, and all in a 28-line MONORHYME! I honestly have never seen a better poem here of that form, and you should be so VERY proud of this masterpiece of poetic excellence. I am NOT overstating. Sincere congratulations for your sole 1st place! (Which I had not intended) :-) <3
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:47:00 PM
Wow...what can I say, Greg, about my amazing placement and your so very supportive and uplifting comments about my Monorhyme poem. I feel honored and humbled both, and I thank you so much for your very inspiring contest theme which made me think of my deep, emotional love for family and how I would express my feelings in a poem to be left to them someday. Again, thank you so much, Greg! Sandra :) <3
Date: 7/9/2018 7:01:00 AM
A lovely, serene and heartfelt poem, Sandra. Your words flow so beautifully. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 7/9/2018 3:42:00 PM
Thank you, Teppo, for your very supportive and uplifting comments! Sandra
Date: 7/6/2018 11:07:00 PM
Sandra.. what a wonderful poem that tugs on the heart with exquisite flair!
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Date: 7/9/2018 3:41:00 PM
Thank you very much, Lyric Man! Much appreciated! Sandra
Date: 7/6/2018 3:11:00 PM
- Heartbreaking beautiful, Sandra - Luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/6/2018 6:01:00 PM
Thank you, Anne-Lise! Hugs, Sandra