by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Monday, September 01, 2003
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I walk in the silence of my forest,
Passing the beauty of all I see,
No one questions me here,
No one making me be
Something I am not…
So tired from the battles I fought,
To simply live another day,
Resting by the banks of my river,
I keep the world at bay…
Your whisper in my forest,
And the gentle breeze,
Echoes your call,
And you don’t see how deeply
My heart fell,
How I plunge into the dark abyss,
It’s not my life I missed!
And I don’t want to tell!
I never learned to speak,
Of the pain which carved my heart in stone,
All my life I lived alone,
And loved every moment of silence,
Dwell in a place few can find,
Your world is not kind!
So I chose to live here,
In the Forest of the Moon,
I do not wish to see the sun,
Rising so brightly at noon!
It is the shadows I love,
The moon which shines so softly
The silence here I learned to love!
Yet you whisper always,
Of my life from hell…
I lived it!
I don’t want to visit there again,
Why can’t you understand?
It isn’t where I want to be!
Why can’t you see?
I am safe here and happy,
I am hidden by the darkness,
Wrapped in the beauty of my trees,
So tall and brave and free,
So lovely to me…
I sit here crying softly,
Tears that make so sound,
As they fall to the ground,
And always the shivering among the trees,
Playing echoes that pierce my heart,
Is all I hear,
Something I cannot bear to say…
So instead of answering you,
I walk away…
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|Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Whew! This is one excellent write!
|Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
|The trees hear,no need to tell.
I loved this poem very much.
|Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington
|Strange how we sometimes find comfort in sadness. Beautifully written, mi'lady.
|Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
|I see beauty in the shadows too..A stunning, heartfelt poem....Raw emotion can be so very beautiful.....ty, Dani|
|Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations
|So painful... but so beautiful, sweet Reindeer... **tear splashing on a soft smile**
|Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
|Love this, Reindeer! Sounds like me....
|Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader)
|Very beautiful write, Retta!|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|So poignant and beautiful Retta.|
|Reviewed by Christine Morell
|Extremely beautiful, Reindeer.
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Beautiful photo! Great write!|
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|I love the forest, but hate the bugs, so I always carry a can of Off. Awesome write, and beautiful picture. Have a great rest of the day!|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Beautiful and very touching Retta!!
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|A forest is my contentment, too.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Into the library with this one! The art enhances your words, they are so beautifully said!|
|Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen
|OOoh, Retta, this one's a keeper! Beautiful and touching.