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Indigo Skies
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Monday, May 23, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Indigo Skies

The clouds blew away today at sunset,
Revealing the Hunter’s moon rising,
I felt as though I could touch her lovely face,
Trace every peak and valley I saw,
With my fingertip held just so…

I have always loved Indigo skies,
That deep blue with a copper hue,
Reminds me so much,
Of the color of your eyes…

I loved your Raven colored hair,
So black it was almost blue-
I can’t help thinking just how beautiful,
You were then…

We are Indian,
And the sun has colored our skin,
With bronze and reddish tones,
Your body so hard and smooth,
Like it was carved out of our red flint stones,

I love the colors of the world,
The brown and red clay earth,
The skies of Indigo blue,
Make me think of you…

We were nature’s savage children,
Brought up in the wild deep green forest,
Bathing in cool sweet waterfalls,
Flowing over the high cliffs,
Landing in beautiful blue-green ponds,

How much we loved swimming in them!
We lay together on the warm brown banks,
And dreamed of tomorrow then,
Do you remember?

How long ago it all seems,
When we lay together and dreamed,
Of where the future would take us,
How we would forget where we had been…

They buried you and your dreams,
In the Barren high desert,
Burned brown by the sun-
I always hated knowing that-

You should have been buried here.
It troubled me all these years,
Until I went to your grave,
And as the tears fell from my eyes,

The clouds blew away,
Revealing that lovely Indigo sky,
And I knew in my heart,
It was your way of telling me,
You had found your way home.

I smile now when the night falls softly,
And the dusk fades to that lovely shade of blue,
I think of you and how your spirit still flies,
In those lovely Indigo skies…

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Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/16/2005
Oh Retta, how did I miss this? Simply exquisite. Reads like a letter to a loved one. You weave emotion with the landscape...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/28/2005
Soul-stirring creation, Retta. Thank you for sharing this meaningful gift. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/27/2005
Beautiful piece! It's so moving Retta!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/27/2005
An exquisite write. The internal and alternating end rhyme worked well here adding to the poem's gentle lyrical style. Image-rich and touching, Retta.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/27/2005
Emotions well-expressed. Beautiful write of the wonderful memories, even though there's some sadness in this. I love the picture very much!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 5/26/2005
Hauntingly sad, utterly beautiful, and stunning in its visual power.

Lovely, Reindeer!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/26/2005
beautiful and touching
Reviewed by andrea coltman 5/25/2005
What a beautiful piece Retta, and that pic, mmm love wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 5/24/2005
mighty fine penning here

best wishes
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 5/24/2005
I love this! Bravo, Reindeer!
Reviewed by Paul Williams 5/24/2005
This is another superbly beautiful write Retta and the pic is to die for.

Reviewed by jude forese 5/23/2005
exceptional imagery and atmosphere!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/23/2005
Reindeer, this is exceptional both poem and picture
transport me to where you are and I see what you see
and feel what you feel. Wondrous work!
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 5/23/2005
Simply breathtaking - in every respect. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Dave Harm 5/23/2005
This is beautiful... to find life in death, by our surroundings... truly a gift from God...
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 5/23/2005
The words are as pretty as the picture. Beautiful write Retta!

Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 5/23/2005
Lovely written!
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/23/2005
The pic and the poem are both beautiful. Grand write.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/23/2005
simply divine poetry, reindeer, and the picture is absolutely breathtaking! awesome write; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/23/2005
Heart touching write with the beauty of on going life. The good memories are the best to keep :-)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/23/2005
Stunning package Retta!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/23/2005
Hell of a photo there, Retta, to go along with simple a fantastic piece of writing. Tear-jerker. Good'un.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/23/2005

The imagery comes alive in each richly hued word--such emotion, such beauty--well done!

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