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What Might Have Been...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Saturday, April 23, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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What Might Have Been




It’s strange to think of,
What might had been,
Had you never loved another,
I wonder if it would have ended differently,
Had I gotten to you before your heart was tainted,
By lies and cruel deceit…

How sad that life wounds us,
Leaves us bloody wounds that never heal,
Taints our hearts with mistrust,
And cruel doubts that never leave-

I wonder sometimes,
What it must be like,
To be the first love of someone;
So that when your life is a desert,
Of broken dreams,
When all you have seems so far away,
You can look up to see your love,
That stands between you and stark reality,
Like a blood red rose blooming in the winter snow.

It’s hard to say,
What might have been,
Had you never loved another,
Perhaps we could have shared a dream,
Shared Life and love,
Traveled through this world,
With beauty at our fingertips,
With love a heartbeat away…

It’s funny how life goes on,
How birds still fly,
And the sky still turns blue,
It’s funny that I have to try so hard,
Not to think of you…

You call me now and then,
But I can’t think of a single word to say,
There is nothing in this world,
That can stay the day,
Nothing you can do,
Will bring me back to you…


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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 5/4/2005
Retta,

Gorgeous photo as deeply mystifying as your brilliant poetic work ... lovely!!


Blessings,

Robert
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 5/1/2005
Beautiful picture and beautiful poem both so deep and moving great work!
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 4/29/2005
I really enjoyed this one Retta, probably more so because of my mood at the moment.
But as you say, life goes on although a shade of the love will always remain.
best
Ian
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 4/27/2005
a super heartfelt write

peace and sunshine
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/27/2005
super Reatta, aj to read. G
Reviewed by Linda Roman 4/27/2005
beautiful... excellent write
love the ending
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop 4/26/2005
i like how the poem turns at - its funny how life goes on, it gave the poem that sense of distance & estrangement which gets us all one time or other even if not in exactly the same context saludos robin
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 4/25/2005
Excellent ... Excellent ...

You call me now and then,
But I can’t think of a single word to say,
There is nothing in this world,
That can stay the day,
Nothing you can do,
Will bring me back to you…

I truely understand the beauty of this lines that come from a heart ...

Nice thought and nice write ...

Regards
Sanilnath G
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 4/25/2005
It's easy to see that your writing comes straight from the heart Reindeer and that's why your poetry is always so beautiful.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/25/2005
What longing and regret, Rhetta...I envy those who can maintain a connection to former loves. It seems that when a door has closed to love in my life, it has shut permanently. I would thrill to a phone call from someone I love. I say that in present tense, as the love remains and never dies in my heart. Each person holds precious memories. We are blessed to be loved, however long and well. We should cling to the joy and forget the pain. This write illustrates why...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/25/2005
This is so tumultuous, Retta, like the beauty and the brooding of the beautiful photograph. How sad that the "perfect" love offered, like that of the bleeding and yielded winter rose, should be ultimately tainted or rejected because of past unresolved melancholy, pain and damaged thinking and feeling. This is one of the most gripping and touching writes that I have read on the subject; no self absoption or bitterness... only the unrequitedness that is yet unable to quench the mighty waters of unconditional love. Absolutely awesome, Retta, thank you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 4/25/2005
What might have been...so many can relate to this beautifully composed sentiment.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 4/25/2005
Oh, this is absolutely awesome, Retta. It speaks to me on so many levels. Thank you. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Carrie Deveney 4/25/2005
Wow..i almost cried. beautiful, Retta...wonderful write. :)
-Carrie
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/25/2005
I wonder sometimes,
What it must be like,
To be the first love of someone;
So that when your life is a desert,
Of broken dreams,
When all you have seems so far away,
You can look up to see your love,
That stands between you and stark reality,
Like a blood red rose blooming in the winter snow.


what a write my friend...simply awesome....I adore your poems...this one is yet another fine creation from you...love n luck....BHUWAN!!!
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/24/2005
When all you have seems so far away,
You can look up to see your love,
That stands between you and stark reality,
Like a blood red rose blooming in the winter snow.

this poem left my heart aching, which means it really did its job. your words express all that resonates in a heart that wonders what might have been. superbly written!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/24/2005
Can't (Look Back) Con(tempt)plate On What Might Have Been Only What's Little Left Of What Might Become Of Yourself Esp Your Children....

Not Forgetting Romantic You!

TRASK
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/24/2005
A sadly hearfelt poem which I'm sure most of us can relate too.
Excellent Retta.

Paul;-]
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/24/2005
This one hits home like a torpedo!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Cynthia Castle 4/23/2005
Retta,

Sad, heartbreaking subject. You have written it so well! If only we could let go of the past, of all the hurt and pain and trust completely with a new love and live for today and the future. Life's cruel lessons stay with some and ruin their chance for happiness. Superb composition! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia
Reviewed by F William Broome 4/23/2005
Your poem is tha most complete and interesting, "Good-bye," I've ever encountered. How lovingly bitter-sweet and speculative! Your choice of words and their arrangements leave me in awe. -Bill
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/23/2005
Sometimes you can't rekindle what has been. Lovely sade write.
Reviewed by Debra Barone 4/23/2005
This is an excellent write of what "could have beens" and the fine, thin line that stands in the way and once crossed, brings us all to these very thoughts that you perfectly penned here.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/23/2005
once love's opportunities are relinquished to time's domain
only the memories of relfection shall remain

excellent poem, Retta ...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/23/2005
A great thought provoking write Reindeer...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/23/2005
I agree with Regis, Reindeer! You have struck a chord that
goes deep into all of our beings. I can't help but wonder
if anyone ever knows true, pure love, without any stain of
"others" Would be a miracle;-) Beautifully written as are
all your poems!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/23/2005
This is so often the case in this life, Retta. You express a universal theme in this moving write. Thank you for sharing this poetic offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/23/2005
This is such a heart-crushing write, Reindeer. When we love someone so much and they go away, though we hurt and we long for them, the freedom and innocence that we once shared with them is forever gone. How do we speak to someone who still fills our heart even though they have cast our love aside? I recall my first love; it was so wonderful to be in that place having never known the hurt that another can cause when we allow ourselves to be so vulnerable. I wonder if it is possible to ever trust that much again? You did a wonderful job on this, Reindeer, though the story is so very sad.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/23/2005
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/23/2005
A pensive write on what might have been.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/23/2005
Reindeer,

Shattering emotion that brings a lump to my throat. Excellent flow and meter--well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(



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