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The Song Won't Stop Playing...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

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The song won’t stop playing,
The words change,
But the tune stays the same-
They tell me it’s my age,
A thing I gotta work out-
But the words keep changing,
Making me wonder,
What it’s all about…

I touch my skin,
But I can’t get past its roughness,
I thought women were supposed to be soft?
I look into my soul,
And see strange symbols burning
With such brightness,
It hurts my eyes,
And I have to turn away…

I write down its meaning,
But I can’t read my own words!
And that damn song keeps playing,
Over and over again,
Do you hear it too?

Listen!
Damn…
The words have changed again-

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Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 8/4/2003
Wonderful lament, Reindeer, and very thoughtfully presented!
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 8/3/2003
this is a deep poem!!!!!
Reviewed by serenety L 8/2/2003
That's the words of life that keep changing. We have to get adjusted to that
Very well done
s
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 7/30/2003
Great write !
Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 7/30/2003
This is one that can burn through the fog

Nose all a glow as I read it
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 7/29/2003
Reindeer,
This is fantastic...
PJ
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 7/29/2003
I hear it loud and clear
Excellent as always Reindeer......
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 7/29/2003
Great write Reindeer!! I like this!

Jack
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 7/29/2003
Wonderful wrrite retta ...
So nice and excellent ....
Enjoying your writes
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 7/29/2003
Funny...the word "Listen" just visited your webpage and spoke of it.

Your perception is strong, and the imagery you set off is absolutely awesome.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 7/29/2003
OUTSTANDING and EXCEPTIONAL Reta!!!!
LOVE IT and AM SAVING IT!!!!
((((Hugs))))
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Dale Clark 7/29/2003
"The song won't stop playing" in my head and I have to write something! Great piece!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 7/29/2003
Outstanding work, Reindeer.
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 7/29/2003
Wow!! this really got to me...
Jenni
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/29/2003
Very creative write!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/29/2003
Exceptional write!!

Love
Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/29/2003
good write, reindeer! well done! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 7/29/2003
It always frightens me when the words change. And lately they seem to do it quite regularly! This is a gutsy write. ~SH~
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/29/2003
A deep insightful look into reality, a very brave thing to do Reindeer! Exceptional as always!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 7/29/2003
Reindeer, I've put this in my library!!!! This one has really affected me...thank you for sharing...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by William Bonilla 7/29/2003
"Sing me a song Mr. Pianoman"
I dont know the words
but it goes like this

A woanderful write ...Reindeer

William
Reviewed by David Knight 7/29/2003
It's not the words that change but our perception of their meaning.
Reviewed by Erica Ivory 7/29/2003
The words change the second we understand them.. Then we have to try and figure out the new words and the new meanings.. very frustrateing. We change so quickly..inside and out..it seems impossable to keep up with the thoughts of who we think WE should be.

I touch my skin,
But I can’t get past its roughness,
I thought women were supposed to be soft?
I look into my soul,
And see strange symbols burning
With such brightness,
It hurts my eyes,
And I have to turn away…

This what I see in this write.. Sorry if I am way off..
Reviewed by Nancy D. 7/29/2003
Its awful when this happens, well done.

Nancy
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