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The Memory Of Love
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Thursday, July 17, 2003

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The Memory of Love

In winter,
My smile begins to fade,
As the shadow in the garden
Grows longer,
My inner core grows colder and darker
Until only my tears remain.

It is folly I know,
To believe in love once more,
Always wondering how a man
Can possess such guile…
To steal what little life,
I have left…

His love is a dagger in my heart,
That flashes like lightening,
Even when we are apart…
Mile upon mile,
Yet the distance means nothing,
For like a wizard,
He casts his spell,
With sweet words,
And I am doomed to live in this hell,
That is his love for me…

How much he does not know,
How many times I held the blade
To my throat,
Finding life a trial,
Wanting only to let go…
His love a jade stone,
That glows so green with envy,
That we can never be more,
Than friends who love,
But will never touch,
Never embrace,
Never taste the sweetness,
That true love brings…

In the distant dawn,
I will rise one day,
To find him gone,
Yet cherish the memory,
Of a lovely man,
Who claimed to see,
And love the beauty he found in me…

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Reviewed by Debra Stiles, The Original Mister 7/18/2003
Excellent my friend..
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 7/18/2003
Believer in love. Excellent write. Beautiful.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 7/17/2003
Perhaps we forget that nothing lasts forever, minute by minute we're changing. Enjoy love while it's yours, take comfort in love's memory when/if it fades. Great poem, Reindeer!
Reviewed by jude forese 7/17/2003
better to be loved and not forgotten... excellent write...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 7/17/2003
Simply awesome!
Beautiful picture...
Reviewed by Nancy D. 7/17/2003
Beautifully written, like the picture also.

Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 7/17/2003
Oh this one is so beautiful and bittersweet,
a perfect poem.
"His love is a dagger in my heart,
That flashes like lightening,
Even when we are apart…
Mile upon mile,
Yet the distance means nothing,
For like a wizard,
He casts his spell,
With sweet words,
And I am doomed to live in this hell,
That is his love for me… "
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 7/17/2003
Deeply beautiful! I'm feeling this!
Reviewed by J. Murphy 7/17/2003
I like your use of winter as the backdrop for this poem--depicting the seperation from love as winter is often associated with. Nice work. J.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 7/17/2003
Beautiful work, Retta. I've missed reading you.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/17/2003
Beautiful sad write.
Reviewed by Trixie Love 7/17/2003
Well Retta,
Looks like it's all
been said...

Fabulous write...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 7/17/2003
So sad and weepy. You did a nice job with this.
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 7/17/2003
Very melancholy write, my friend.
Reviewed by Cynthia Pagliolo (Reader) 7/17/2003
An excellent write!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/17/2003
Oh Retta why are on the same level today for sure.........this is one of those I could be the author myself...Gad dammit why???
Why doe loving some one hurt so bloody much??? I feel for you my sure of that!!

Warm love and Hugs to you!!

Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 7/17/2003
Oh, Retta...the poignancy and unmitigated yearning in your piece pierces the heart and mind. Sweet Reindeer, never put your hand on that blade, again. The uniqueness of you must stay until your time comes. Think, ponder write, and live. :)
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 7/17/2003
pat yourself on the back, this is an excellent poem
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 7/17/2003
Oh Retta, how I love your work, this is breathtaking.
Reviewed by Anastacia Lee (Reader) 7/17/2003
Wonderful write! Had me into it throgh every word!
Be well
Ana Lee
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/17/2003
beautiful write, Reindeer. The picture explains everything.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 7/17/2003
Reindeer, what an excellent, feeling write! I felt this one....
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 7/17/2003
This is beautiful, and I really needed to read something like this before I go off to War.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 7/17/2003
Retta, first of all the picture is outstanding! If you mind let me know, but I have saved it into my picture gallery to use later. Sometimes seems impossible, to make a dream come true. Isn't that where dreams come from though, the impossible? In friendship. Bill
Reviewed by William Bonilla 7/17/2003
an excellent write My friend,
lets hope thta's all it is

Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 7/17/2003
Excellent and more beautiful Retta ....
Thanks for sharing ...
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