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My Stone Children: Michael
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Saturday, May 31, 2003

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These are my "Stone Children"...My Young friends...

"You Don't Know Me!"
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"You don't know me!
He yells and turns away quickly,
To hide the glistening in his eyes...
"I can be mean!
I can be tough!
He warns me...
And I see him shift his weight,
His muscles coiled and tight...

This boy-child-man,
Spoiling for a fight,
Wanting to draw me out,
Stand up to his challenge...

Instead,
I cool his fire with praise,
"Yes, I see that you are strong,
I concur with him,
I see how much you can lift..."
I shake my head and whistle softly,
I'm glad you're here to help me..."

He relaxes a bit,
But not enough to let it go-
"You don't know me", he says again,
Sadly now,
Quietly...

He warns me then,
In that low, soft voice of his,
"You've never seen me fight!
I won't let them beat me,
I'll never stop!"

His rage builds again,
His eyes narrow,
And he clenches his fists...
"No body knows me! he rages...

Taking a chance...
I reach out,
Touch him,
Make contact...
"You're right," I agree,
But I'm learning more every day..."

He winces and pulls away,
Then drops his eyes,
Not yet ready to let me see his pain,
But I catch his smile,
As he runs away...

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Reviewed by m w 8/15/2005
Retta, are all Michaels this way or am I the only one... HUGS
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 6/1/2003
Retta,
This is an exceptional write! It reaches deep down and touches the soul! Bravo!

Hugs,
Maria
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 6/1/2003
Yes, this is excellent. Are you a Special Ed teacher?
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 6/1/2003
This is powerful!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 6/1/2003
Profound write...BHUWAN
Reviewed by jude forese 6/1/2003
ecellent study on a lesson of life...
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 5/31/2003
You can almost feel the boy's anguish and his shame over his yearning for understanding, suppressing his softer instincts! Nicely done! Sentimental doesn't have to mean sappy... A Very Good write!
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 5/31/2003
Loved how this was crafted great job !
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 5/31/2003
I know this all too well Retta, you opened the floodgates...well done.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 5/31/2003
Oh I know this all too well. Reindeer, this is wonderful! I love it
Reviewed by Sanilnath 5/31/2003
Excellent Work.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 5/31/2003
Reindeer,

You have the special touch.

~Joseph
Reviewed by Trixie Love 5/31/2003
Oh what a special
write...
It touched my heart...

Beautiful as always

Trixie :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/31/2003
You know the way to touch Reindeer;-) beautiful mysterious write,has a haunting quality to it~
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/31/2003
I agree with ~E~
Children have feelings too..
Great write...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/31/2003
REINDEER
YOU DO HAVE A GOLDEN PEN
WELL DONE
EXCELLENT WRITE

WILLIAM
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/31/2003
Wow, Retta, this is fascinating and wonderfully penned!! Always touch, Reindeer, it means everything in our lives. :)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/31/2003
Insightful, Retta. It only takes one person to see beyond the anger of a child to make a difference in the outcome. Bravo.
Reviewed by Michael Kersting 5/31/2003
He's hyperactive- cut down on the corn flakes!....just kidding !...good read !
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 5/31/2003
Testosterone trouble
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 5/31/2003
Oh, Retta.. the insight, the sensitivity you have written this with.. I felt it! You have honored the written word with your honesty and profound understanding of this "boy-child-man".. in a few verses, you have introduced me to a living, breathing soul.. I am completely mesmerized by how beautifully you have conveyed another, with dignity and truth. Fantastic! katy.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/31/2003
lovely write, reindeer! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 5/31/2003
Wonderfully done Retta....your love has bridged the span. ;-) Trish.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/31/2003
Oh!! Retta..he smiled and ran away...but not for long...he will be bak soon....for another touch of your love..!!
Love
Tinka
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 5/31/2003
And thus, you have connected with his soul. Nicely done!
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