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By shadows that use to be
As real as me-
Like I was ever there!
So much humor here,
You donít get the joke,
But I feel it so deep,
And worry not my friend,
It no longer makes me weep.
Rather I smile sadly,
At foolish youth,
In all its pretensions at life,
The only thing real to me,
Is the knife I see,
Sharp-edged and keen bladed,
How deeply it cuts,
At things it cannot see,
How deeply it cuts,

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Reviewed by Steve Joos
Very powerful write.
Reviewed by serenety L
Great !
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Excellence and depth of emotion are always so evident in your work, Retta.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Razor sharp write.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
This write was as sharp as a knife stab! beautifully done Reindeer!
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
Rhetta this is a very haunting write, filled with sad emotional imagery...excellant!!!!
Reviewed by Lynn Barry
hauntingly're good...
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader)
Oh, yes, Reindeer, that blade, that sparkling bright razor's edge that dances tantalizingly just on the outside of despair and loathing... it sings in a high pure lilting voice, all poisonous purity, like the Sirens of Ulysses' epic saga. I know whereof you speak. BRILLIANT, hauntingly passionate writing!
Reviewed by Trixie Love
Oh Retta,
What a touching write.


Trixie :)
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
If the cut doesn't kill us it will make us wiser and stronger...trudge onward Retta! Good write! ~Z~
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Hugs. Great write.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Youth is wasted on the young. [smiles] Nice work, Retta.
Reviewed by Melissa Rives
Powerful poem...the sharpness of the pain is felt.
Reviewed by jude forese
you've expressed your pain quite eloquently...
Reviewed by May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel

The black cat represents my own spirit. Please read my original response to you with my poem.


May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
Another gem, Retta. Be happy.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Okay Retta! Stop being so good and so undefensive, it's time to become a witch - just as I have done for myself in the follwoing poem......EEEEEEE-HAA-HAA-HAA....

May you fly merrily in the sky....

My Poem When I Turned Myself Into A Happy Witch:

Her body and mind
recently covered with bulls-eyes,
now filled with marked crosses
inflicted by darts of lies,
still bleeds.

Blood flows onto the pavement
where she lays half-dead,
where a black cat walks by,
sticks out its tongue,
licks the blood and smiles.

For a moment,
she sees something spectacular
as the cat
transforms into a black figure
It flies away merrily on a broom.

Copyright © SandieAngel :o)
June 28, 2001
Reviewed by Jack Roberts
Well done Retta! Very nice write, sad though.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
This one cuts to the bone!!
The only thing real to me,
Is the knife I see,
Sharp-edged and keen bladed,
How deeply it cuts,
At things it cannot see,
How deeply it cuts,

Stong emotional write Retta!!

Reviewed by Christine Morell
Very sad and moving..hauntingly written.
Reviewed by Linda Hill
((( Retta )))
I hope and pray
the horrors and
demons of your
life will release
their hold. I
suffer from depression
so I know these demons
very well. You are a
dear person. Don't let
your hauntings take away
your joy of life.

Reviewed by Erica Ivory
Our youth does have a way of cutting to the bone.. And ironically it is our own aged wisdom that makes us the fool. This is something I RELATE TO.. AWESOME WRITE!!
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