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My Harsh Friend
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

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You are a harsh man,
A cruel friend,
Though you don’t mean to be,
Your honesty,
To fine honed for me…
I can’t say the things you do,
I can’t do what you tell me to,
So much like he,
The one I loved in my youth…

Someone I could never hope to be,
And don’t want to be!
I can’t be so cold!
Though you call it bold-
And hate when I disagree,
Using that fine tuned mind,
Against even me…

And I weep baby,
And I pull my hair,
But in the end,
I just don’t care…

Leave me,
I release you,
I set you free,
Break the vow,
And the hold,
You have on me…

God, I need to bleed!
I need to set my soul aflame…
Carve my way free…

Yet I cannot leave,
Cannot forget,
The cage you placed
Around my heart…

Your eyes so dark,
So deep I fall within,
So beautiful,
They make me weep…

My friend,
I cannot sleep…
I cannot eat.
I see only your face
In my dreams at night…

I wish I were free to love you,
Wish I were there by your side.
Wish it was my face you see,
When you wake in the morning…

How do I find the strength to rise?
Go through my day,
Without you by my side?

My heart so heavy,
Deep in my chest,
I find it hard to breathe.
I need you baby,
I want you too,
God in heaven,
Please tell me what to do!
I am so damn lost
Without you…

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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/7/2003
this was really great. I loved the expression, then a little confusion, then the enjoyable thought of reading this.
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 5/6/2003
Love the power of this...you write with such intensity!
Reviewed by The Voice (Reader) 5/6/2003
Retta,
Very powerful!

The Voice
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/6/2003
He sounds hard headed.
Excellent write Reideer....
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/6/2003
5-06-03

That Is Not a Friend That's an Animal!

Turn, Do Not Look Back...

TRASK PS: It Takes True Friend To Have a True Friend!!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/6/2003
Another good one from you, Retta. Bravo.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 5/6/2003
Hi Retta...an exceptional write. Excellent, as always. ~Trish~
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/6/2003
very touching poem Retta!!

Love
Tinka
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 5/6/2003
this is an exceptional write Reindeer
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 5/6/2003
Ah, this one held a surprise for me. At first you say how you hate his harshness and you're releasing him, & then you admit your need for him. Lots of emotions in this heartfelt write. Very good!
Reviewed by Kristian Mahrling-Harding 5/6/2003
this touched me so deeply, that i am finding it difficult to respond.
heartwrenching piece.
hugs
krissy
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/6/2003
emotional and harsh write! outstanding job, reindeer! :) (((HUGS)))
Reviewed by fare good (Reader) 5/6/2003
Retta I have felt this many times. I guess sometimes we hold on to things in hoping of true friends. When it can be our worse nightmare.
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 5/6/2003
Good Morning, Retta
I always love your writes, this piece bothers me, because you are sad.

LYF tony
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/6/2003
Confrontational work of art.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 5/6/2003
Hi Reindeer, This poem is great and so appropriate for me today. I'll message board you as to why.
Take care,
Jill
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/6/2003
Retta, well written and very touching poem.
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