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I Am Not Wounded...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Thursday, May 29, 2003

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Cast aside like a rag doll,
Something you no longer needed
To shore up your soul,
Something you didn’t
Need to believe in anymore…

Remember though,
When the time comes-
You called,
And I came,
(I did come didn’t I…?)
Like a foolish child,
Eager to play your games…

And you,
Rejected what you’d made,
By your own twisted hands,
Carved from the hate in your soul,
I became something you loathed,

You said you’d came to regret
What you had become,
Yet I wonder dear,
If it wasn’t always in you,
I just set it free…
And now you seek
To blame me.

So you called my name,
With anger and tears,
And I came to you,
With so much fear,
But when you laughed,
At your joke
It sounded so hollow in the room,
For no one was there to hear,
But me…

And I learned something baby,
Something so dear,
I never go out anymore,
Without my armor-
(Shiny bright steel)
And your laughter slid off me,
And crashed to the floor,
As I turned and walked
Out the door…

I am safe baby,
Your final stab at my heart,
Could not penetrate my shield-
And I find to my sweet surprise,

I am not wounded…
Are you?
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Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 5/31/2003
This was AWESOME! I can say nothing else -- except maybe, I've been there, too, and AMEN! Terrific!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/30/2003
bravissimo, reindeer! outstanding and powerful write; well done, sweetie! :) (((HUGS))) and love, your texas friend, karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by Trixie Love 5/30/2003
Hi Reindeer,
Wowww weee..Powerful write...

Great job as always

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 5/30/2003

You have a powerful pen! You are a strong woman indeed!

Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 5/30/2003
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/30/2003
Retta I love the raw emotion and reality displayed in your work, it touches me deeply.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 5/30/2003
Retta, another superb write. This is excellent!

Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 5/30/2003
So glad you were able to come through this experience and be stronger for it...It shows what a strong person you are. ~Kerry
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/30/2003
This is excellent!!!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/29/2003
Well for the moment I am..but will bounce back soon...!!
Thanks for the inspiration

Reviewed by Nicole Lasher 5/29/2003
I feel ya :)
Reviewed by Dove (Reader) 5/29/2003
sending you lots of healing light....

Dove ~
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 5/29/2003
This was Grt8 ...where did you get that armor I need some too...Your poem was absoluetly perfect I admire the way you captured your victory!
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 5/29/2003
I felt this deeply.
Sad but wonderfully written
Reviewed by jude forese 5/29/2003
wounded but with the power to heal...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/29/2003
Awsome write! Wow. Loved the ending.
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 5/29/2003
That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Great write, Retta.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/29/2003
"...I am safe baby,
Your final stab at my heart,
Could not penetrate my shield-
And I find to my sweet surprise..."

Love the work.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 5/29/2003
Retta, this is perfected art in itself describing the power of love to harm and is unfortunate that some relationships can cause us that much pain enough to have to resort to shielding ourselves from it's detrimental effects. Excellent work.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/29/2003
You have the words Reindeer, they are superb,sad, but great reversal of attitude, strong finish loved it!
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 5/29/2003
Amen Retta! I won't be wounded anymore...very insightful write. Bravo
Reviewed by The Gentle Man 5/29/2003
That's right....stay strong....I enjoyed reading this very much!
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/29/2003
Awesome piece! Haunting!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/29/2003
A wonderful emotional write

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/29/2003

It's Only Whence You Feel Rejected, Feel Foolish That You Become Rejected_

This Is Excellent Poem Of Letting Go!

Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 5/29/2003
Hurtin' pretty! Good write, Retta.
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 5/29/2003
Very nice write Retta!
Reviewed by Candida Eittreim 5/29/2003
Retta, Having gone through this recently, you mirror my words and that atrocious hurt perfectly. Thank you for this!

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