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My Broken Heart
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Friday, March 28, 2003

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My heart so down today,
Trying to forget the words you say,
But my mind keeps playing them,
Like a broken record,
A shattered gem,
Sparkling on the floor,
Remembering walking out the door...

The thing is I can't remember why,
I felt the need to say good-bye,
Knowing only that I had to flee,
Somehow get free of the hold you had on me...

But I miss you,
Even though you were cruel,
And the lies!
How could you look in my eyes,
And tell me such lies?

You knew I could not trust,
That my heart would be so easy to bust-
Was it really all just a game to you?
So much fun to make me blue?

I am trying to forget you,
Trying not to remember so long ago,
Before you became just another foe,
I had to ward off with my sword,
Baby, You had me floored!

Sent me crashing to the ground,
And now the only sound,
I can hear is my lovely leaves,
The wind blowing softly in the morning breeze,

Whispering to me
That I was such a fool,
Trying to act so cool,
When all I wanted to do,
Was believe in you

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Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/28/2003
This is a beutiful bitter sweet writing. So many good things but so many that hurt you. Love your work. bill
Reviewed by john zimmerman 3/28/2003
good write--
the ole "i know its for the best
but what id i made a mistake..."

we live and learn
and pay for our learning
with our tears
and doubts..."

john+
Reviewed by Allen Filius (Reader) 3/28/2003
So sad but yet so beautifuly done.

Allen
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 3/28/2003
Love those last line, isn't that the way it always is? Trust is hard for those who can't trust themselves to be honest.
Reviewed by Bianca Boonstra 3/28/2003
Sad poem. Well written though
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/28/2003
A very difficult pain isn't it Retta? a gnawing constancy to it all..you certainly do express it well..now you take care of yourself..:) Floria
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/28/2003
Retta, very good write. Torn souls and tattered hearts sad subject.
Reviewed by Oisín Breen 3/28/2003
is very sad
a certain sonorous sweet sadness.
mmm there three letter s's.
lovely
namaste
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 3/28/2003
Retta, we all have the same want to believe, but I guess it depends what we take from it that counts. An exceptionally profound write. Very insightful and excellent. ~Trish~ P.S. Hope it is not from your experience.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/28/2003
A very poignant poem Reindeer, so beautifully done.
Chrissie
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 3/28/2003
Good Morning, Retta
You have the uncanny talent to make a sad poem into a write of beauty.


yf
tony
Reviewed by Marilyn 3/28/2003
Oh boy, Retta, those last two verses sent chills through me. This a "heave and sigh" sorta write with so much realism and imagery

I hope it's fiction?
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