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Tony's 16 Word Challenge
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Friday, May 23, 2003

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Curiosity windows lifted fern Fool want among money man

Residence pride misery graze Blanket kind time light

My Search For Truth

In pride I walked when young-
In the glory of my youth,
For fool that I was,
I searched for truth…

In time I was to find,
You were just being kind,
For among my peers,
I found only heartache and misery,
Hidden among the ferns…

In the windows of my soul,
I was seduced by the blanket of want-
Thinking money could buy,
What I needed from love to a residence,
Where I lived in bliss…

In curiosity you came then-
Seeking to graze upon my peace,
And lifted the blanket of ignorance,
From my naïve eyes,
And the light of truth shone clear-
Revealing to me the falseness,
Of all I once held dear…
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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/25/2003
excellent work Retta!!
Reviewed by Nicole Lasher 5/24/2003
A very good account of a lesson learned. Good work :)
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 5/24/2003
You are one creative soul possessing the eye for beauty and the hand to transpose it to paper.
Reviewed by m w 5/24/2003
Wish I could do that. Outstanding
Reviewed by Christine Morell 5/24/2003
You met the challenge brilliantly well with this excellent poem.
Reviewed by Dove (Reader) 5/23/2003
your creativity is realy something wonderful!!

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 5/23/2003
Dang! You're sooo good!
Reviewed by jude forese 5/23/2003
i'm glad you can see beyond the veil... great write!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/23/2003
excellent work......
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/23/2003

And_ Curiosity Killed The Cat!

Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 5/23/2003
Good job, very good write!..Seeking to graze, marvelous line, so graceful the flow
Peace sister

Seeking to graze upon my peace,
And lifted the blanket of ignorance,
From my naïve eyes
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 5/23/2003
Excellent writing! Bravo!
Love the way you close each stanza.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/23/2003
Wow! This is superb Reindeer, great answer to challenge and message of wisdom
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 5/23/2003
Hey Reindeer this is excellent work I love the wat you wove the 16 words.
Reviewed by jing javier 5/23/2003
great stuff!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/23/2003
Excellent response to Tony's challenge!
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 5/23/2003
Dear Retta, I am honored. It was never a challenge. It was an assignment. But you did it beautifully!!

Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 5/23/2003
Rhetta this is great great GREAT! I think you have really stepped up and shined to Tony's challenge!!!!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/23/2003
You did it again. Bravo.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 5/23/2003
Retta, I tell ya,,I looked at those words for three days and absolutely 'nothing' that even came close to looking like a poem came to my mind.
But I see that you stepped up and met this challenge with exceptional pride. Beautifully written! Lisa
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 5/23/2003
Tony found your poem somewhere and picked out 16 words, right? Just kidding, Retta. Great job.
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 5/23/2003
wise is one who recognizes they have grown...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/23/2003
great write Reindeer

Reviewed by Melissa Rives 5/23/2003
Wonderful work...I'd say you met this challenge exceptionally!!!!
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 5/23/2003
Great response!!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/23/2003
Retta, very well done. Yep! double checked and you got em all.
Reviewed by Marilyn 5/23/2003
So sorry Retta, I saw Tony's name up there
Reviewed by Cherokee Sage (Reader) 5/23/2003
You picked up the challenge and ran with it. Fine work, pretty lady.

Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 5/23/2003
this is so good Tony. I missed the last one, gonna try again
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