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My Garden,

Surrounded by Stone Walls,

So tall, so thick,

You wonder what mason worked this magic

Without using brick.



You try to peer through the cracks,

But my stones are true ,

And hide me from you.



You may be surprised to know,

That each stone can stand alone,

Each stone so carefully chosen,

By a childís hand,

or a young womanís heart eternally frozen.



Stones that are true , hard, and pure.

Stones that made promises

They have kept for centuries

And now keep for me.



They stand between the world and I,

Teaching us not to cry,

Tears that went unshed so long,

It only served to make us strong.

It doesnít even matter what went wrong,





Its over now, the choice made,

The life I left,

The life you failed to saveÖ

Stands on the other side,

You canít get to me,

Itís useless to try.



You may not look here-

You may not visit-

You may touch my wall,

But youíll never touch me.

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Reviewed by xxx xxx (Reader)
wonderful beauty always has a simplicity that belies the fine craftsmanship underneath. this is beautiful truly beautiful....you are that nice reindeer i have seen in fireside arent you lol
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Good Job Retta!!
Reviewed by Christine Morell
A stunning piece Reindeer. Bravo
Chrissie
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Remarkable write...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Jacqueline VanZandbeek
This is a remarkable piece of work.
I especially like this part:
"Each stone so carefully chosen,
By a childís hand"
Awesome! I can relate to this. 30 years of a tall thick wall, and no one is getting in!
Jacqueline
Reviewed by Rodney Bohen
Retta,
Sister, I liked this piece a whole bunch ok? I liked the way it was hung,and spun, it fell nicely like a fine garmentfalls and collapses round a pretty ladies shoulders, yes nicely woven,nicely done, thank you
Rodney
Reviewed by jude forese
sometimes we surround ourselves to prevent being hurt... we must break down our own walls to let the sun shine in...
Reviewed by Trixie Love
Hi Reindeer,
Fantastic write...
I could relate...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Excellent write Reindeer, I love your rhyme and flow...the strongest wall is that of the will, for only we can let one through it....
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
so sad Reindeer. a poem well done
Reviewed by Dove (Reader)
Stunning strength you show..Beautiful power and light in you Retta..
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Retta
a wonderful write
Excellent

William
Reviewed by Tony Nerone
Dear Retta, Yes you are amazing your writing is excellent.


yf
tony
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Bravo!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
The view from stone walls can be amazing.....Another excellent poem..the depth of your thinking is fantastic.....ty, Dani
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
well done
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