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Tell Me Something Good...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Monday, April 07, 2003

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* This was written for my lovely friend, Jimmy Mills...You make me smile, and give me courage to face each new day! *






My cyber friend and I,
We play this little game,
“Tell me something good”, he says,
(But I’m so down today…)
I rack my brain,
Feel like I’m going insane,
I’m not allowed to say
Something bad,
So I tell him,
“Well,
My cat ran away…”

He signs and types,
“How is that good?
You’re not playing fair!”

But I tell him “Oh yes I am,
He was always leaving hair,
Hair on the couch,
Hair on my pillow,
Hair on the table,
Though he knows better
Than to jump there!

My dear friend laughs at me,
Says,
“Okay I see,
I’ll give you that one,
But you’re not done!
Give me one more,
And I mean it has to be good,
Come’ on now, play it like
You said you would…”

So I rack my brain some more...
Trying to think of something deep...
But I’m working on lack of sleep
And just can’t think!

So I try to cheat.
And say on the sly,
Well I am talking to my good friend
Who never makes me cry!
And once again he sighs,
“Nope, that won’t do,
I could say the same about you!”

Ack! Foiled again,
I need to tell my friend,
Something good,
Wish I could,
But life seems to throw me a curve,
And it’s my turn to serve!

Aha! I got it,
This one will be a hit!
Ah, I type with a smile,
Now I’m in the mood to play,
You can’t top this one,
It’s Friday!

Got two days off to shop and play,
And I even got paid,
Some money left to spend,
Think I’ll have lunch with a friend!

Ah!
He responds with a smiley grin,
“And just who is this lucky fellow,
Come’ on don’t tease, tell me who?
Can’t you just give me a clue?
I am laughing as I let him know-
Well, silly boy…it’s you!”

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Reviewed by Dove (Reader) 4/9/2003
Intresting write...
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 4/8/2003
A wonderful tribute to a deserving friend. Excellent write.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/8/2003
A lovely tribute to your friend Reindeer...and such a wonderful piece!
Chrissie
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 4/8/2003
I'll tell you something good, having you on AD, your poetry lifts my spirits out of the dulldrums and mundaness of daily life. Jimmy is a lucky guy!
Reviewed by Russ Okamura 4/7/2003
Your poetry is really SOMETHING GOOD, and it's very special for you write it with your own true heart! That's how all REAL POETS express and I'm so very glad you made the choice to be a REAL POET!
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 4/7/2003
Retta,
This was refreshing, and so sweet! you could feel the love and respect you both have for eachother! Thanks for sharing this gem!

Hugs,
Maria
Reviewed by Tonia Polak (Reader) 4/7/2003
Reindeer, I loved this because it's based on personal experience and feelings. I can also see this reworked into a children's picture book. That would be cool.
Great work.
~ Tonia
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/7/2003
Kool write and friend,
loved reading it

William
Reviewed by jude forese 4/7/2003
loved reading!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/7/2003
Extra neat.......
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/7/2003
This is wonderful nothing as intimate as back and forth like this and you did it superbly! Happy for you both;-)
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 4/7/2003
Jimmy is a good guy, Retta. Because You're special. I am happy for this happy write.


tony
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/7/2003
What a heartfelt tribute to your friend. Great job, Reindeer!
Jill
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/7/2003
Nice...
Reviewed by Jimmy Mills (Reader) 4/7/2003
Rein--I don't know what to say over this. I have mixed emotions. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. This episode did happen and I'm finding out now that my actions are really appreciated. This poem will be special to me until my dying day. I am speachless. I also want you to know that I'm thankful for your friendship as well. You have uplifted my spirits during my times of dispair and I thank you for it. LC
Reviewed by James David Compton (Reader) 4/7/2003
I liked this Retta.
In my book, there's nothing better than a run-away cat...lol.
-James
Reviewed by Carissa Brookens (Reader) 4/7/2003
this is lovely, Rein.
Jimmy, surely deserves it.
glad you two have each other.
*hugs to ya both*

~*~CJ~*~
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 4/7/2003
such an uplifting read Retta. what a nice friendship...and lunch too?????
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