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Not Today...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Thursday, May 15, 2003

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Today I want to lie abed,
Pull the covers over my head,
Wish the world would just go away,
And here in my bed is where I’ll stay…

This is so not like me,
Don’t you see?
I am the runner,
The walker of paths,
The writer of words,
To ease my wrath,

But this battle has gone on much too long,
And my spirit is no longer strong,
I want to lie abed,
Cover my head,
Forget those ugly words you said…

I want to bleed me dry,
Take a thousand pills and die,
Put a bullet in my brain,
Watch as my life drains…

My friends who are not real,
Try to make me feel,
Saying come out for a while,
You know this is not your style…

But my door is locked,
And I don’t hear the clock
Ticking anymore,
As I hide behind this door…

I whisper to them just go away,
You know I don’t want you to stay,
You’re not real anyway,
Just one more person who wants to play,

And all I have to say,
Is God, not today,
Please not today…
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Reviewed by Debra Conklin 11/1/2003
Too many mornings, I wake and feel this way, as well. But, then my son comes in to jump on the bed with me and I realize, for him, I will swallow my blues. Look for your sun, Retta. It's somewhere for you. Debbie
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 5/16/2003
This is haunting, and Yes very easy to relate too! You have captured the feelings of being in this dark place very well.

Hoping this is not the case now!

Reviewed by Trixie Love 5/16/2003
GM Reindeer,
Oh what a sad write..
though written beautiful...
There is always light
after the storm...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Digital Fairy 5/16/2003
Yikes... this shook me up, I have to say I've more than a few times felt this way... it sux i know...

Hang in there... this was a good expression of emotion...

Reviewed by na na (Reader) 5/16/2003
Oh Retta, this is so hard to read and not cry for you. It will get better and you know that. But more important ... you are writing great poetry. Makes no difference sad or happy. Your work is wonderful. bill
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 5/16/2003
Reindeer, so sorry you had a bad day. Each morning brings forth a new chance to start over and each night brings the chance to be thankful for the next new "tomorrow". Do not ever forget that.
Take care, my friend...
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 5/16/2003
The opening stanza grabs the reader, pulling them in and making them READ the poem, not merely scan the words. Great write, hon...and way to east to identify with.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/16/2003
So powerful, I have known that feeling. This is great work Retta, as yours always is.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/16/2003
Retta....can I come and sit next to you on that bed of yours....God I feel exactly the same as you do!!

God Bless
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/15/2003
Listen, girlfriend, Godiva chocolate covered cherries will cure anything. I will send you some. [smiles]
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/15/2003
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/15/2003
Powerful and punchy, Retta...I hate days like this. ((hugs)) :)
Reviewed by John Bidwell 5/15/2003
I have days where I sure just want to wave the white flag...but I'm sure it would just give away my position and draw enemy fire.
But hang on. Please please hang on.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 5/15/2003
This is so well written! You've expressed these feelings that we all get from time to time, perfectly! Great job, hope you feel better soon, sending you healing blessings and vibrations of love.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/15/2003
Warning! you'll get bed sores
Power in your write.....
Reviewed by Nancy D. 5/15/2003
Feel better soon Retta, soon that heaviness will lift.

Reviewed by Dove (Reader) 5/15/2003
Here is one huge hugg to you from another!!!

Love, Dove
Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 5/15/2003
Write on! write bright lite!
Rodney Evan Bohen
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 5/15/2003

Chilling! my! I hate this feeling. YOu have done a great job with these words in bleeding emotion.

Thanks you,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/15/2003
As deeply troubling as this is it's such a beautiful rhyme and flow it's exceptional!
As always;-)Reindeer!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 5/15/2003
Empatise totally, one day conqure the world, next can't conqure riseing from the sheets,
as they say always look on the bright side of life, keep on keeping on....x
Reviewed by Constance Legters (Reader) 5/15/2003
Oh Dear Retta....
Been there, done that. Keep writing my friend, there are those of us who need you.
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 5/15/2003
I hope you are in better spirit soon. : ) Good write Retta.
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 5/15/2003
Dear Retta, I am sorry for the lull in your life today. I can relate, I have been abed all day too. As I repeat A lovely great poetess once did say poetry is a salve to the heart before its decay.

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