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The Door Shut Today...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

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*Dedicated to Lady Peg and her Beloved Knight Debashish Haar...*



The Door Shut Today…




The door shut today,
And beauty lay slain on the floor…

Her beloved Knight was cast out,
Left to wander about,
Gated and locked doors…

And the people didn’t want to listen anymore…

So they turned their heads…
And slept in their beds,
Trying to drown out the beating of the drums,
That called them to the war…

But the door…
The door was shut today,
And no one wanted to listen anymore…
And the Knight was locked out-
No one would listen to his shout…

I watched from the top of my mountain,
Safe among the trees,
But I could still see,
The misery all around me…

The Brave Knight put away his sword,
And his Lady climbed aboard,
His mighty steed and they rode away,
And the door was shut today…

I sat down on the green grass,
And watched as truth and justice died,
I heard the final scream of honor,
As I sat here and cried…

No one even asked why,
No one came to stand by their side,
We all stood here and watched as
Truth, love, and honor died…

And all I could do was cry,
And ask why someone would want
Such things to die…

You don’t have to worry anymore,
The Lady and her beloved Knight are gone,
Some damn fool closed the door,
And we shall never see them anymore…





*A poem from Sanil

Missing My Friends…



Oh my friends,
We will miss you a lot...
You came to us
Showering the beauty of romance,
Like a spring rain-
We enjoyed it,
We loved the beauty of it...

Don't understand what happened,
Between here and there-
Wished you both could stay with us…

I Wished AD could be showered,
With the Beauty and Romance,
Of Peggy and Debashish Haar-

I wish you both,
All happiness and Smiles,
Where ever you are…

Sanil



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Reviewed by serenety L
A beautiful and touching poem Retta.
What is going on? I did not check regularly so I was quite shocked to hear that Peggy has left AD. Could you let me know?
Thanks and love
Nico
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington
Both are beautifully written and from the heart. You did our fair couple great tribute!!

~Jackie~
Reviewed by L M (Reader)
Reindeer,
Lady Peg shared with me about this poem it touched her deeply. And she said Also Debs.
She will always cherish you and Sanils friendship as well the many others here at Authors Den. Outstanding tribute both poems.
Michael
Reviewed by William Bonilla
What a lovely poem you have written, one of your best ever, looks like i have returned at a bad time,

William
Reviewed by Jimmy Mills (Reader)
Someone needs to tell me what is going on here? What's the deal with Lady Peg? She's one of my favorites. Excellent poem of dedication Rein. LC
Reviewed by Sandra Corona
Heartfelt write but I'm clueless. Words can be swords but friends shouldn't use them on one another.
LAYF :)Sandy
Reviewed by Nancy D.
Heart gripping write, to loose such fine poets.

Nancy
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
Ohhhhh Retta I know this is sooooo very sad...if you get the chance read my Blog about how I exactly feel.
This is a fine, noble tribute to two people I have come to know and love dearly as fellow poets, peers and internet friends...my heart has broken to pieces...
((((Hugs))))
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Reindeer this is a powerful lovely write...I don't have a clue as to why they have left...I didn't even know Peg was going....I wish I knew what happened...I did love Peg and her writing and always read Debs poetry and both of them combining their talents was beautiful...I am glad you wrote this to make me aware that they are gone...even though I don't know why....lovely write...heartfelt...floria
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader)
So nice to see these writings so well done!
Reviewed by Marco Landi
great tribute great loss...
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
Reindeer,

You have outdone yourself with this piece ... it's truly one of your best!

Yes, it is sad that these two poets are no longer posting here. They have so much to share.

~Joseph
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
A loving and beautiful poem....So full to the brim with emotion....Ty, Dani
Reviewed by John Bidwell
This is a nightmare that just won't go away.
Seems like something I would expect to break out during a hockey game, not on a poetry site.
We are just decent people sharing our feelings in poetry.
I can't help feeling a bit stupid being so clueless myself.
Very good poetry as always.
John
Reviewed by Jackie Brooks
I am in the dark too, when did they leave, why did they leave??? Lovely tribute to them both. Jackie <> <
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Great tribute to those wonderful friends of ours...They are the lights of the Den....Let us all unite and bring them back here.....Peggy and Debs I love you so much.....cheers....love n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
Peg is a true lady in every way. Will miss the duets with Debs. But you won't miss them if you buy a book!--or go to Peg's site and check up on her there. Reviews will never be the same without the Lady. :`(``

Wonderful poem for good hearted people.

Teresa Emilie
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Well What more can I say...everyone else said it...Peggy was one of my very best friend...she stood by me since day one on the DEN...All I can Add is PEGGY& DEBS COME BACK...we need you here!!

Thanks for this most beautiful Tribute to two wonderful Authors!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Peggy has left? What a shock. Don't know Deb Harr. Nice tribute Reindeer......
Reviewed by Donna Maris
oh Rein-
what a fine tribute to Peg and Deb you have written here, and yet admonish those who have slammed the door..I found so much in Peg, as we all did...I despise admonishments by web-masters who claim they have truth when actually they have is blinded information dancing in masquerade...
P & D I miss you .
love, Donna
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
I am absolutely clueless. Reindeer, this is a sad, but beautiful write!

Tami
Reviewed by Trixie Love
Oh Reindeer,
It is so sad that they left, Things will never
be quite the same here..

Beautiful tribute to
two beautiful souls...
They will be deeply missed...

Trixie :(
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
Magnificent, Retta! One of your best, the flow, sadness, word use, all pounding with the beat of your heart...
Reviewed by Jack Roberts
This is sad! Doesnt look like things have gotten much better while I've been gone. : ( Well done Reindeer!

Jack
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan
Lovely tribute..but I too, am lost as to what has happened..
Jenni
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Excellently Done_

As Long as You Never Let That Door shut In Your Own Beautiful Face!!

TRASK
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Just don't know what to say :-( Wonderful tribute to some great authors.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
This is very beautiful Reindeer, a fitting tribute. I'm betting they will return. I'm hoping and praying so!
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Huh??? what in the world is going on? Peg and Debashish left? Oh this is terribly sad :(

Reindeer, this is a beautiful dedication to two beautiful poets.
Reviewed by Penprincess Matthews (Reader)
Rein,
"The Brave Knight put away his sword,
And his Lady climbed aboard,
His mighty steed and they rode away,
And the door was shut today…

I sat down on the green grass,
And watched as truth and justice died,
I heard the final scream of honor,
As I sat here and cried…

No one even asked why,
No one came to stand by their side,
We all stood here and watched as
Truth, love, and honor died…

And all I could do was cry,
And ask why someone would want
Such things to die…"
This has touched the heart so deeply I feel as
though I have missed something but yet I feel I have touched inside your heart and thoughts.
I wish them peace and love and tranquilty.

PenPrincess

Sanil,

This also is so touching and where ever your friends maybe they will always feel the love from both of you.
"I Wished AD could be showered,
With the Beauty and Romance,
Of Peggy and Debashish Haar-

I wish you both,
All happiness and Smiles,
Where ever you are…"

PenPrincess

You both have demonstrated all that is friendship and love and compassion in this beautiful Dedication.......
I know they both must be so proud to call you both friends.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel
I'm feeling sad today for these two wonderful people. Hope they will be able to return to the den very soon.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o(
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter
Help. I feel really dense about this.
I don't get what happened or the consequences
it speaks to, but Peg matters to me--and anyone that matters to her matters to me.
Can someone fill me in? Vicky
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
(((reindeer)))

so sad, i am grieving, and praying one day they'll be welcomed back for what we all are: TALENTED, GIFTED AUTHORS

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :(

i shall miss them...but they're not going to run me off :)
Reviewed by Duke LaRance
A terribly sad situation indeed.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
so sad that debs and peggy have left. the den will be a much sadder and darker place without their artistic talents. heartwrenching write; debs and peggy will be missed by all here! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :( >tears, tears, tears <
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
I am saddened and at a loss for words...(((TEARS}}} ~Z~
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