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Nothing Gold Can Stay...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Saturday, April 12, 2003

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So here in the dark I contemplate,
All that I have done,
Wondering where it all went so wrong,
Wishing I had been strong…

You decry my heart as being weak,
But it was the love you seek
That turned me away,
I was stronger in the early days,
Because I pushed you away…

It was trusting that made me feel,
You were actually real,
This true friendship that you sought,
The thing I always fought,

For I know friends are seldom true ,
Stay only as long as you
Tell them what they want you to-
Something I could not seem to do…

Why don’t you understand that
It was your love that made me weak,
The friendship I did not seek
That you pretended in the last weeks…

That drove me from your side,
Made me feel the need to hide,
Here in the shadows where I dwell,
Holding tight to the secrets I will never tell…

In the end I pushed you away,
Watching sadly as you left that day,
But knowing in my heart it is better this way,
Even true friends rarely stay…
Now my heart shall once more be strong,
For I know our friendship was wrong,
Just a joke, a game you played,
When you called to me by my true name…

Something I never should have revealed,
For it made you seem much too real,
And I should have realized even then,
It was just a matter of time before it had to end…

Now I push them all away,
Loving the silence of this dark day,
So much better to live this way,
Didn’t Robert Frost say it so well?

“Nothing Gold can stay…”
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Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 4/17/2003
bitterly poignant...but at the same time, transcendent. the thing that gets me is, you have to tell the secrets, in order to be truly free. wisdom drop, poet.
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 4/13/2003
Beautiful write Reindeer...bittersweet.
Reviewed by Angelica Young 4/12/2003
WOW, u are such a great writer, u express your emotions very well. I Loved this write it was very touching.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/12/2003
bittersweet memories Reindeer, so glad there is hope that follows...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/12/2003
Excellent and beautiful
Reviewed by Dove (Reader) 4/12/2003
Only thing that last forever is our souls...
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 4/12/2003
Deep and so sad.
Reviewed by the phantom pheonix (Reader) 4/12/2003
this was a razored dagger of anger straight into the readers heart it was painful and sad hope you are okay
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/12/2003
Baautiful and poingnet
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/12/2003
Very moving,Reindeer. An outstanding piece as ever.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/12/2003
Excellent write, Retta
enjoyable reading


Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/12/2003
this one cuts right through my heart Retta....we should of been twins in heartache......
life sucks and so does lies!!

Reviewed by Trixie Love 4/12/2003
Fantastic write...
Keep strong...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 4/12/2003
I feel you Retta...but there's always a brighter tomorrow and a true friend to be found. Z
Reviewed by Kacie Rahm 4/12/2003
This is a song I've sung before...Keep your chin up.
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