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The Moaning Of My Heart

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I laid my heart upon your grave That winter day when trees were bare; Their withered leaves fell down to brave The chill of winter death and share With you the frozen ground and air. Cold tears of rain helped to impart The gloom, as prayer some comfort gave… But oh, the moaning of my heart. I plucked a crimson rose that lay Upon your grave as rain fell down And joined my tears that solemn day. I held it to my heart to drown My hurt, then slowly turned around To numbly make my way to part And join with loved ones home to pray… But oh, the moaning of my heart. Then April came on quiet feet To wake the trees with budding bloom. Thawed ground gave birth, in Springtime heat, To grass, that hid the ashen gloom. Now stung to life by Springtime’s womb, The golden youth of Earth gives start To find new hope, new season greet… But oh, the moaning of my heart. I stand in shadow of death's sting; Oh Dad, why did you have to part? Help me to heal with reborn Spring… But, oh, the moaning of my heart. Sandra M. Haight ~2nd Place~ Premiere Contest: 2019 Marathon Mile 6 Sponsor: Mark Toney Judged: 12/30/2018 ~1st Place~ Contest: Any Sad Poem Sponsor: Broken Wings Judged: 12/23/2015 ~2nd Place~ Contest: Not Your Average Ballade Sponsor: Catie Lindsey Judged: 05/09/2015 Not Your Average Ballade: The change I made is that I did not carry the recurring rhyme throughout. Each Stanza has its own rhyme. However, the third to the last line of each stanza rhymes with the refrain. ababbcac dedeecdc fgfggcfc gcgc

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Date: 1/1/2019 12:53:00 PM
O Sandra, what a rich and moving poem. A definite FAVE for me. Wow.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/3/2019 4:43:00 PM
Thank you, Line, for your lovely, heartwarming comment and the FAVE! It is so much appreciated. I wish you a very healthy and happy new year. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 1/1/2019 12:25:00 PM
A powerfully touching write Sandra and a perfect use of iambic tetrameter - a well deserved win.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/3/2019 4:42:00 PM
Thank you very much, Craig, for your visit and very supportive comment. Much appreciated! And, I wish you a very healthy and happy new year. Sandra
Date: 12/30/2018 8:13:00 PM
CONGRATS on your well-deserved win, Sandra. Wonderful poem! Janice
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/3/2019 4:41:00 PM
Thank you so much, Janice, for your congrats and nice comment. Wishing you a very healthy and happy new year. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 12/30/2018 8:12:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Sandra. Your voice makes this beautiful well written poem. May you have a blessed Happy New Years. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/3/2019 4:40:00 PM
Thank you, Eve, for reading and listening to my poem. I appreciate your lovely comment and congrats. Wishing you a very healthy and happy new year. Hugs, Sandra :)
Date: 12/30/2018 3:05:00 PM
Sandra, congrats on your win on mile 6 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest! A beautiful yet heartrending Ballade. ~Mark
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/3/2019 4:39:00 PM
Thank you, Mark. I appreciate my placement and your supportive comment. Wishing you a healthy, happy new year. Sandra
Date: 12/24/2015 2:45:00 PM
Exceptional and truly beautiful ballade. Congrats on a well deserved first place my friend!
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Date: 12/24/2015 1:00:00 PM
So beautiful, yet so sad, this poem is a treasure, Sandra. I can see why Broken Wings put it as number 1 !!
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Date: 12/24/2015 9:11:00 AM
Wonderful write Sandra!
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Date: 12/24/2015 2:51:00 AM
Greetings Sandra. Congrats for your well, deserved #1 placement in the contest! ;-)
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Date: 12/24/2015 2:20:00 AM
SANDRA, NICE WIN
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Date: 12/23/2015 7:01:00 PM
Congrats on the top placement, very well deserving. ;)
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Date: 12/23/2015 3:58:00 PM
Well deserved win, you have a special gift, please keep sharing, we can all learn from you!
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Date: 12/23/2015 2:57:00 PM
This is beautiful...congrats!
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Date: 12/23/2015 1:02:00 PM
Congratulations on 1st place in contest. What a sensitive, painful, feeling of loss you describe! "Moaning of my heart..." says so much. 7
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Date: 5/10/2015 9:00:00 AM
Well, Sandra, you raised the bar with some complex changes and then cleared it with poetic ease. Great Job....well deserved placement..
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/30/2015 11:45:00 AM
I little late in responding, John, but I do appreciate your uplifting comment and congrats. Thanks you so much. Sandra
Date: 5/9/2015 8:34:00 PM
wonderful win...pd
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/30/2015 11:44:00 AM
Hi Linda, sorry for the delay in getting back. As always, I appreciate your nice comments. Thank you for stopping by to read my poem. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/9/2015 6:54:00 PM
Congratulations on this superb poem winning! Brought tears to my eyes , my father passed away back in 1969--it (the hurt) may diminish a bit but never goes away..So well crafted.... Great write!! A7
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Date: 5/9/2015 5:54:00 PM
Nice win. SKAT
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Date: 5/9/2015 2:09:00 PM
Sandra, what a beautiful tribute to your father. Congrats.
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Date: 5/9/2015 1:34:00 PM
Congratulations on your win,Sandra, sorry for your loss, beautiful write. a 7 :~) and Happy Mother's Day
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Date: 5/9/2015 10:02:00 AM
Oh Sandra, this is not only beautiful, but touching and sad, ...especially after reading the postscript that this poem is about your father. Very well done, and deserving a fine praise. :)
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Date: 4/11/2015 2:46:00 PM
I hear your cry and I am wounded by the enormity of your pain wrapped in such elegant words. Emile. #7
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/11/2015 8:29:00 PM
Thank you again, Emile, for your heartfelt comment and support. I really appreciate your visits. Sandra
Date: 4/10/2015 1:51:00 PM
I feel your pain with every word Sandra. So beautifully written and from the heart. Hugs.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/11/2015 8:30:00 PM
Thank you, Brenda. I am so thrilled to see you here with your encouraging comments again. Much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra