Fighting The Night: A Collaboration With Jimmy Mills
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Monday, March 24, 2003
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Fighting The Night
I will show you with my words,
How much I care,
But never give you the warmth you seek
The touch I cannot bear...
My knees get weak...
I cannot speak;
My mind ponders and often wonders;
When we combine my face always shines;
But, your touch I cannot bear
Those who know me,
Give me space,
Knowing I can’t endure their embrace,
The silence I love,
The dark I crave,
Yet your love keeps me safe,
Knowing you are near...
Takes away my deepest fear;
You bring confidence and joy
Like a kid with a toy;
I travel in the dark
Because you are my light…
The shadows hide my fears,
But knowing you are near,
Gives me renewed hope,
That I will learn to show my love,
The thought of standing by your side,
No longer needing to hide-
No longer just a dream,
Something I feel,
Will someday be real…
So real that I may exhale at last;
Set my soul free while we live in harmony;
Till our dying day we will dance;
Call on the wild
And call on the rain to heal our pain…
Thus at night,
I watch you lay sleeping,
And no one sees me weeping,
Such a fierce love burns in my heart,
I know we shall never part,
For you bear the essence of my soul,
Your love granting the only peace,
I shall ever know…
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|Reviewed by Michelle
|This was a "masterpiece". This poem gave me goosebumps. It really touched something in me. Absolutely fantastic.|
|Reviewed by Jimmy Mills
|Reindeer--Again I have enjoyed working with you to create such a masterpiece. You are an excellent poet that broadens my horizon everytime we work together. Can't wait till we work on our next.
All--thanks for you wonderful comments on this masterpiece. It's appreciated.
|Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
|You two are exceptional poets. Excellent write. ~trish~|
|Reviewed by na na (Reader)
|Retta, you and Jimmy did a fine job on this poem. Bill|
|Reviewed by Trixie Love
Keep them rolling in.
|Reviewed by Sara Coslett
|Excellent poem. This collaboration is a pièce de résistance.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|deeply touching...excellent collaboration...beautifully done!|
|Reviewed by the phantom pheonix
|very beautiful teamwork awesome job on it|
|Reviewed by Nancy D.
|Beautifully written, great team work.
|Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
|wonderful collaboration of minds|
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
Loved this poem!
|Reviewed by Melissa Rives
|Beautifully done...very haunting and moving piece!|
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
|What a fantastic collaboration! Loved reading this...|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|You make a great pair. This one touchs the heart in a most beautiful way.|
|Reviewed by Erica Ivory
|I have never tried writing with someone.. Don't know that I could but you two mastered this!|
|Reviewed by Tony Nerone
|Excellent Writing, Poets.
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Nicely done, you two.