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Uneasy Sleeper: Dream Walker
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

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Friends ask,
“Why walk with the dead?”
Why go where ever I’m led?
Guess they have never loved and lost,
Poised no regrets,
Held no slowly dying leaf
In their hand like me…

Who grieves so deep,
And mourns what I lost,
Give no thought to what it cost
Them to leave me behind,
To weep in the dark of night…

Then I must rise in my dreams,
And go to the secret places of the dead,
Trace their names carved in stone,
And not feel so damn alone…

Rise up!
And walk with me a spell…
Come feel through me,
This winter’s breeze,
Come sweat with summer’s heat.
Come cry with me
One last regret,
Tell me what I need to hear!

You will not frighten me,
I have no hope,
And fewer fears-
Touch your lovely hand
To mine,
Rise and walk the valley
Of our youth…

I do not fear,
Nor turn away,
I’ve lived in death every day,
No love on earth
Could call me away…

Let me lie here
By your side
Until some poor aching heart
May call to me,
“Come walk with me!”
and I will shake the ashes
from my hair,
and go with them
where ever they may lead-

And finally find the peace I seek…

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Reviewed by Melissa Rives 5/11/2003
your writing touches the soul....
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 5/11/2003
Very unusual and very beautiful! Has a haunting quality that is strange, yet wonderful! Bravo, Retta!
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 5/11/2003
Those who have lost a loved one can surely relate. But don't let the dead bury you.
This is truly beautiful...but the living must go on. Sometimes we wonder, how!
Reviewed by Trixie Love 5/11/2003
Hi Reindeer,
I agree with everyone.
This one is a masterpiece...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 5/11/2003
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/11/2003
Hauntingly beautiful.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/11/2003
touchs the soul that is still walking.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/10/2003
"...Rise up!
And walk with me a spell…
Come feel through me,
This winter’s breeze,
Come sweat with summer’s heat.
Come cry with me
One last regret,
Tell me what I need to hear!..."

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/10/2003
Greatwrite....touching n luck...BHUWAN
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/10/2003

Whence I Find Myself (Yourself) Then You Will Find Peace!

Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 5/10/2003
I have seldom seen words finer than these, Nay, words come no finer nor fairer than these, which you have woven in true splendor this day,
Rodney Evan Bohen

Who grieves so deep,
And mourns what I lost

and I will shake the ashes
from my hair,
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 5/10/2003
Beautiful Write, Retta.

Reviewed by jude forese 5/10/2003
a very soulful write!
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 5/10/2003
THIS is very masterful thought and I love the way you put it to paper. Teresa
Reviewed by Mari Laureano (Reader) 5/10/2003
there is a mystcal tone and energy to read.

Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 5/10/2003
Oh Wow, this made the ground rumble a bit
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 5/10/2003
Intriguing masterpiece ! Straight up !
Reviewed by John Bidwell 5/10/2003
Beautiful work. Very special feelings.
Reviewed by visitor 5/10/2003
Let me correct my sloppy spelling..{{{MASTERPIECE, REINDEER}}}}

Love, Dove
Reviewed by Dove (Reader) 5/10/2003
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 5/10/2003
Reindeer, You write with such depth and feeling. ~Joseph
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/10/2003
This one is really very moved my soul deeply!!

Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/10/2003
Your poetry never fails to move the soul deeply...a gift Reindeer;-)
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 5/10/2003
"And finally find the peace I seek..." This line touched me greatly, Reindeer with everything I've battled this week.
Thank you. This is beautiful!
Jill :)

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