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Drawn Into Darkness
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Friday, March 14, 2003

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I draw you in,
To keep you out...
Put on my "happy face"
The one with the smile,
You like so much-
Wear the clothes,
You bought for me...
Watch me dance for you...
Did I remember the steps?
And now the performance is over...

You clap your hands,
And smile with your eyes,
I have please you so well,
With this dance in hell...

I turn and walk away,
trembling so bad,
I cannot stay,
Run to my room,
And close the door,
Draw my blinds,
Cover my head,
Am drawn into a blackness so deep,
You can't see me weep.
I lay curled in a tight ball,
Ears closed to your every call,
My hands clenched into fists-
I can pretend you don't exist...

I live in another world here-
One without tears.
Dark, warm, silent.
So non-violent...
Where I have nothing left
For you to steal.
So quiet here,
I like its appeal-

So black,
There is nothing to fear.
Don't know why you keep knocking,
There's nobody here...

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Reviewed by richard poor 3/17/2003
holy-moly!!! this one kicks it!!!
Reviewed by the phantom pheonix (Reader) 3/15/2003
this was so extremly sad and dark you are such an amazing poet with such remarkable skill awesome job on htis
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/15/2003
Retta, very strong write. Situation shows vulnerability with caution.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/15/2003
good! :) (((HUGS))) love, your friend in texas, karen lynn.
Reviewed by A PAX 3/15/2003
Oh this sounds like a dilemma of the soul....you expressed it so well....
but I hope you come to terms with it all
and find such HAPPINESS!!!!
then write about that!!!
You have great style of expression, even in pain!!!
pax.....anita : )
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/15/2003
Retta,
This is haunting in the darkness of verse.
"So black,
There is nothing to fear.
Don't know why you keep knocking,
There's nobody here..."
Done in excellence.
Peg
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/15/2003
This is such a sad but real write to many of us....I can relate to this
love
tinka
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/15/2003
"So black,
There is nothing to fear.
Don't know why you keep knocking,
There's nobody here"

This is excellent write...free flow of emotions...well done...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 3/15/2003
Those last two lines grab ya by the short hairs and twist...excellent close to a good poem.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 3/15/2003
I like this write!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/15/2003
Strong yet poignant. Beautiful, reindeer.
Chrissie x
Reviewed by Madame X (Reader) 3/15/2003
There is a sadness and strength to this. You have expressed these emotions well.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 3/15/2003
You go....excellent write. ~Trish~
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 3/15/2003
Thats telling him, Retta. I like your poem of discontent. However I wish you happiness forever more.


ty
tony
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