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Tell...Tell...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

Monday, September 01, 2003

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Tell…Tell…


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,
Why….tell…tell…

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
From above,
The silence here I learned to love!

Yet you whisper always,
Tell…tell…
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,

Tell…Tell…
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 9/12/2003
Reindeer,
Whew! This is one excellent write!

Tami
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 9/3/2003
The trees hear,no need to tell.
I loved this poem very much.
Best wishes
from
kay.
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 9/2/2003
Strange how we sometimes find comfort in sadness. Beautifully written, mi'lady.

~Jackie~
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 9/1/2003
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 9/1/2003
So painful... but so beautiful, sweet Reindeer... **tear splashing on a soft smile**
~Alexandra~
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 9/1/2003
Love this, Reindeer! Sounds like me....
excellent write...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 9/1/2003
Very beautiful write, Retta!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 9/1/2003
So poignant and beautiful Retta.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 9/1/2003
Extremely beautiful, Reindeer.
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/1/2003
Beautiful photo! Great write!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 9/1/2003
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 9/1/2003
Beautiful and very touching Retta!!

love Tinka

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/1/2003
A forest is my contentment, too.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/1/2003
Into the library with this one! The art enhances your words, they are so beautifully said!
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 9/1/2003
OOoh, Retta, this one's a keeper! Beautiful and touching.

Julie :)
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