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Dating my first love, hearing Elvis sing "It's now or never come hold me tight" A handsome young Kennedy on TV springs The youngest president with views left wing Destined to die too young, a young bride's fright Dating my first love, hearing Elvis sing Married to my first love, a baby rings There is a murder in our young sight A handsome young Kennedy on TV springs A young bride crawling away as if she has wings A baby boy kicks with all his strong might Dating my first love, hearing Elvis sing In the sixties young love into marriage zings Hope for a different future takes flight A handsome young Kennedy on TV springs Sudden end to hopes and dreams death did bring Deep down in the spirit a seed planted alright Dating my first love, hearing Elvis sing A handsome young Kennedy on TV springs Sponsor: Kelly Deschler Contest: Decades To me my meeting my future husband and my marriage then children was an important part of the sixties but of course only to us did it really matter. Leftwing defined: members of a liberal or radical political party, or those favoring extensive political reform.. Leftwing origin in the political sense in the first half of the 1800s where in European legislatures the seating practice to seat those holding liberal views were assigned the left side of the house..It also had use in military..

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Date: 4/4/2015 4:39:00 AM
Congrats on your lovely win, Sara. I love the Villanelle form; repetition serves you well. I too have fond teenage memories of the 60s...those were the days! (I remember playing truant to go and watch Elvis' film "Blue Hawaii"!) All the best. // paul
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Date: 3/25/2015 11:31:00 PM
Sara, congratulations on your win a 7. Blessings dear friend Eve
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Date: 3/25/2015 4:33:00 PM
Congratulations on this win Sara nicely done. Interesting rhyme pattern, enjoyed.
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Date: 3/25/2015 10:39:00 AM
Congs, well written and themes are elegant Bryan
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Date: 3/23/2015 2:27:00 PM
Hi Sara: Congratulations on your win. You exemplified the Kennedy era well and I am a suffering liberal even at my age.
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Date: 3/23/2015 11:59:00 AM
Sara, congratulations on your win. I enjoyed the recalling some memories of that era! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 3/22/2015 11:04:00 PM
SARA, Congratulations on your wonderful win. Always ~LINDA~
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Date: 3/22/2015 9:47:00 PM
Congrats on your win Sara
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Date: 3/22/2015 8:14:00 PM
A great poem, Sara! Thank you for sharing those treasured memories of the 60's with us... Congrats on the win!
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Date: 3/15/2015 5:52:00 PM
A joy to read Sara, the good old swinging sixties, hugs//James :)
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Date: 3/9/2015 6:48:00 AM
love your story, Sarah, the pliant way the words were matched and the repetition. Very nice indeed, 7 for me,,,:) Kim
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Date: 3/8/2015 7:13:00 PM
You did an amazing job wrapping up much of the sixties in a poetic way Sarah....well done....
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Date: 3/8/2015 2:09:00 PM
This reads as a beautiful tribute to the sixties filled with both agony and ecstasy in the form of Kennedy and Elvis. Emile. #7
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Date: 3/8/2015 4:35:00 AM
WOW, Sara, how different the world right now. So much happened during the 60. If I'm not mistaken, the 60's should have it's own history book...Love LINDA
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Date: 3/8/2015 4:07:00 AM
Excellent. Well penned. The Unforgettable historical notes are shown here. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs
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Date: 3/7/2015 8:25:00 PM
Yep I messed up in my comment below saying Elvis by mistake instead of Kennedy. I do believe Elvis has some pretty strong right wing views.
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Date: 3/7/2015 4:47:00 PM
they said the 60s was a Camelot era.. and so it is with your vivid piece, sara.. huggs
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Date: 3/7/2015 10:47:00 AM
Sara, this poem draws the reader's imaginations to those times..well done!
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Date: 3/6/2015 11:29:00 PM
The sixties were a seminal period in American history - you capture that in this piece. But one thing - Kennedy was not a right winger. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 3/6/2015 6:25:00 PM
hmmm, I always thought Elvis had left wing views!! His vision of Camelot was a far cry from what the right wing sees. I enjoyed how you did this in villanelle form. not an easy one to do. Those were SWELL times the 50's through the 70's. Would love to relive them!!
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Date: 3/6/2015 5:53:00 PM
Dear Sarh You are right on the historical mark on this poem, your put alot of your poetic heart and soul, into this one, I think you stand a great chance in the contest I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, dear lady, great job on this write again, cheri
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Date: 3/6/2015 1:47:00 PM
Beautifully penned Sara I have never attempted this form. I agree with your final words - our marriages and children are so important to us but how they change our lives:-) Hugs jan xx
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