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This Old Bear...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Monday, April 14, 2003

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* "Bear" is an old and dear friend of mine..this poem is for him...




This ol' Bear,
Traveling through my forest,
Wearing paths with his heavy feet,
Stopping to smell my garden,
Lifts his heavy head,
Sees me and stares,
Wondering why I don’t care,
Show him no fear-

This old Bear I hold so dear…

I follow him in the forest so dim,
Seeking to stay in the shadows behind him,
Stepping in his footprints,
He leaves behind to guide me,
Showing me how he lives,
So damn free-

The love he gives
So pure and good
So much I wish I understood…
He walks slowly never missing a step
And I wonder how it is we met…

That fateful day when he saw I wept
Such bitter tears and held such fears
That he took from me
And taught me to see
It was I, who kept me,
From being free…

I sit so high in the sky,
And no longer wonder why
He comes to me when I have the need,
Bringing me the peace on which I feed,
Like a starving man in the street-
This old bear I was lucky enough to meet…

I see him standing there
Watching me with such care,
Then I must
Rise up to greet the only man
I learned to trust,
This dear friend of mine,
Hoping one day to be as kind-
Show someone what he gave me,
New eyes in which to see
The beauty that exist all around me…

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Reviewed by Melissa Rives 4/18/2003
beautifully expressed...
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 4/15/2003
Your friend must be full of compassion. This is a lovely tribute to him.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/15/2003
beautiful write for your chubby teddy bear!!
Reviewed by Heidi Klein (Reader) 4/15/2003
You write very well ... excellently thought out ... beautiful.
Heidi
Reviewed by Anthony Wolfe 4/15/2003
You are wondrously at one with nature. Lovely.
Reviewed by Russ Okamura 4/14/2003
There is TRUE IRON in your words for ALL the people of the world to SEE! Your profound words have DEEP meaning that's only discovered when one finds their TRUE HEART!
Excellent Poetry!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/14/2003
Reindeer,
each poem is full of
wisadom and spieit from your pen
excellent Peg
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/14/2003
I love your spirit
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/14/2003
I barely knew ...
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader) 4/14/2003
:) I love this special tribute to your Bear. Beautifully done. I can see how Bear can help you to see the world through a different view... (smile) You are truly blessed sweetie.

Namaste'
Melanie
Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 4/14/2003
Retta,
How much you have seen indeed..
Thank you for your lovely comments about my simple poem, you heard my whisper, I think that a grand thing to behold, the crossing of spirits riding mounted upon words.
Thank you for this gentle piece, keep your eye sharpened, yes, layer upon layer, goes the path and walk...
Rodney Evan Bohen
Reviewed by Mary Cannon 4/14/2003
a true friend is a special gift this you
have found very moving and touching poem
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 4/14/2003
Dear Retta, I like this poem very much. I can imagine a Bears Territory is vast. I lot of nature there.:)


namaste
tony
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/14/2003
The bear is always wise and strong with his wisdom. You are fortunte to have such an energy in your life. The beauty of the lesson is felt from the begining to the end of this poem.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/14/2003
Oh Dear...Bear is a real person, he is "Running Bear", an Elder of my tribe..I call him "Bear"...lol

Rein
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 4/14/2003
Beautiful tribute to your friend
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/14/2003
Reindeer, you are truly a gifted poet, writing with the inspiration of the spirit, love this one!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/14/2003
sweet and heartfelt! so enjoyed this! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :) i have some teddy bears, too, and rabbits and crawfish and alligators and cats..i have a whole ZOO! :) love all my animals!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/14/2003
Ahhh, Rhetta...this is a sweet one. Bravo.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/14/2003
it's great to have a teddy bear. they don't let you down...and they are great huggers. :) beautiful tribute to your teddy bear...(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
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