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Of Life and Love
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A book of contemporary poems written in the 1970's and first published in 1983, now in its second printing...  
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A Secret In The Forest
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
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A Secret In The Forest

Dawn finds me deep in the forest,
Traveling paths,
We once walked down together,
Holding hands in the spring rain,
Hiding from the others,
Among the trees we loved so much...

They coud never find us,
Could they?
They never knew our secret,
How much I loved this place,
How much,
I loved you...

I come here now,
Even though you aren't here,
Even though I know,
you traveled farther than I ever could...

The sun rises,
Bringing the light I hate so much,
And I start to turn away,
To run from this ugly day...

When suddenly the light shines through,
And I see you!
Standing there so strong-
Framed in the glory of this new day...

I wonder if it's really you,
Have I finally gone mad?
But you look so beautiful,
And I am not scared or even sad...

You smile at me,
And I can't help but think,
Now I see,
Your spirit will always be with me...

You are here where you belong,
Beautiful and so free,
Your spirit one with the trees,
We loved so much in our youth...

And now I know the truth,
We are forever one,
With all life...

This is what I discovered,
When I saw your spirit,
In the burning sun...
shining through the trees...

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Reviewed by D. Chadwick
What lovely cadence and imagery. A great comfort for those longing
to understand the transition from this world to the next.
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
This was breathtakingly sublime to read Retta. Magnificent
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
beautiful. felt the spirit and the burning sun.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
Your words are always moving and heartfelt.....ty, Dani
Reviewed by Amanda Criggstone (Reader)
You took the reader on a wonderful contemplative journey here! This is really special poetry!
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Always pleasant and beautiful. Bill
Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader)
Beautiful, moving poem....great writing!

Reviewed by Cherry Pie (Reader)
The sun rises and the sun sets and I squat once in a while too. Candy
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader)
a wonderful moving write, but full of hope and comfort. The ending was simply perfect to me. This is how I would like to feel, if I lost my dearest one.
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader)
So beautiful are your words, Reindeer!

This is stunning poetry!

Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
Oh, Retta! This is one of the loveliest pieces you
have posted. I so felt the words in this very deeply!
Reviewed by Heather White
very beautiful write, i just loved it
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
I love the personification in this wonderful poem!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I love how you put nature in your love writes....
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes
Truly lovely - you are a master at this type of verse.
Reviewed by Dale Clark
This is awesome! So beautiful and moving.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya

I come here now,
Even though you aren't here,
Even though I know,
you traveled farther than I ever could...

Retta...what a moving write my friend....excellent!!!!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Beautiful Reindeer...lovely lines...floria
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Retta, this is beautiful poetry. Loving words for one that's missed. Very well written as always. Lisa
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
A most wonderful secret, indeed. I like the way you write with simple, truthful strokes as you would talk, were that person standing before you. It's touching, inviting the reader to step into it.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
This is beautiful Retta!!

Love the Picture!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
So beautiful Reindeer touched me deeply tonight..........
Excellent expressed emotions.

Reviewed by Lori Moore
Another beauty.
Reviewed by john zimmerman
a beautiful and well developed poem
I enjoyed this

Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
Retta, this is a wonderful write. Very moving.
Reviewed by jude forese
i really like how your poem developed and just luv the image in the final verse ...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Wonderful things happen to us when we allow them to. Very, VERY nice poem.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
I was just thinking about writing about the tall trees, the redwoods. Somehow, just beig in a forest rekindles fond remembrance.
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader)
My favorite place to be in the whole wide world is in the forest.
Beautiful picture and beautiful words to match.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You bare mysteries of the soul , better than
anyone I know Reindeer....Fantastic poetry!
Reviewed by George Carroll
A write full of love that moves my heart.
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader)
This is an excellent write.
keep it up...

Reviewed by J. Pajot
This is incredibly moving...I cannot even find words worthy of the praise...
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