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by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

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Thinking of the things you said,
Making me feel so damn dead,
The words echoing in my head;
Dude, Why?
“No Reason”
Baby…the words you say,
Cut me worse than any blow,
Trying to pretend,
It didn’t matter,
That somehow it will all,
Just go away…

“Maybe I lied”
“I mean what I say”
“I never said that!”
“I’m good at technicalities…”
All written down in black and white,
No shades of grey to make it right…

You seem to so smug,
When you claim,
Men should not hit women,
But the blows you send,
Give much more pain…

I see you now,
Standing there,
All alone,
See the tears in your eyes,
And wonder why you cry…

I thought this is what you wanted?
My presence causing you such pain,
Your harsh words driving me insane,
The lies you told and flaunted,
In my face like I was so naïve,
Would want to believe…
How could I stay?
Not walk away?
Had to give to you,
What you took from me,
My peace, My safety…
My lovely forest of trees,
That kept me from seeing
Your ugly world of dishonesty.

Hear you act so tough,
Wanting to say;
“That’s enough!”
But I can’t,
Never could-
Just listen to you
Say what I should…

Had to leave,
Couldn’t stay,
Kept losing pieces of me,

Until all I had,
Was a single shred,
A narrow strand of what I was,
Leading me back to my forest,
Who like my true love,
Waited patiently for me to learn,
The truth I never wanted to believe,
Leaves whispering softly in my ears,
“Beware child, you know the stories,
We have told,

Behind those lies he speaks as truth,
Behind the words he uses to soothe,
Lies pain and heartache…
You know you should not believe-
The truth being,
Despite what they say,
Men Leave…
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Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
Sticks and stones.....remember that one? Whatever one says to you out of hate to make themselves feel is a reflection of a sad them. Teresa
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
I feel and relate to this
one...this is so flippen sad...i think Tony is right......lets "de_nut" them
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
An excellent write. I with Robert on the abuse issue.
Reviewed by Christine Morell
A very powerful expression of pain. Any form of abuse is intolerable.This was very moving.
Reviewed by Tony Nerone
Good Morning, Retta
Your writing as always was outstanding. If this is non-fiction, cut his nuts off!!

Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
Wow, Retta, this piece is so "felt"!! Fantastic write of liberation! :)
Reviewed by jude forese
abuse on any level is intolerable...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Your writing is so powerful it always leaves a lasting impression...finely done!
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
so distressing, but a part of life. Nicely written
Reviewed by Jack Roberts
Sad write Reindeer : ( , well done though!
Reviewed by Nancy D.
Words hurt as much as being hit, there like a scar that never goes away.

Reviewed by Dee C.
It's so painful to give of yourself to someone you love...then to have them leave you with less than you were in the beginning.
Love, Life and Faith are all so fragile...we must watch over them wisely.
Very good write!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Humpft. If this is from life, let me show you a few Karate moves that will shape this dude up. You will have him on his knees in no time. {smiles]
Well written and expressed.

Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
Powerful expression of emotion! Felt it clear to my heart, Retta...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Very painful write that has been done so well. Verbal abuse is more destructive then most people chose to believe. Great write.
Reviewed by William Bonilla
what a great write, ture verbal abuse sometimes can be worst, woman should be treated with the greatest of respect, and tender loving care, for the are the most fragile loving being created by God.

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