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A Monument To Love (dark poetry)
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Friday, September 26, 2003

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A Monument To Love




From the cradle to the grave we toil,
While the demon watches with a smile,
From his citadel high in the sky,
This castigator of all evil,
Rises at Dusk to begin his day,
The smile he wears making us shiver,
Those who see him for what he is…

Like a thief he comes,
From the apothecary of Hell,
Bringing his potions and sleepless nights,
To take a draught from his flask is fatal,
And means fresh work for the mortician,
Who smiles as he views his handiwork
Lying prostrate in the casket,
Decorated with silver cherubim,
Chosen by those who profess such love…

Inamorata! He cries to no avail,
She can no longer answer,
Or be persuaded by his whispered lies…
Mea Culpa he knows despite the secrets,
That lies in his broken heart…

His nights are now sleepless,
And he builds her tombs of pyramids
To mark his love,
But they are only cold stone memories,
Of that which he once loved…

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Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 9/28/2003
Retta - I think this is so good :0)
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 9/28/2003
What exceptional talent you have.
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 9/28/2003
FANTASTIC, Reindeer! I could hear the Nile lapping at its banks, feel the desert's heart and loneliness, see the grand expansive vista of the horizon --- all in the single tear from a broken heart. This stanza is a jewel:
"His nights are now sleepless,
And he builds her tombs of pyramids
To mark his love,
But they are only cold stone memories,
Of that which he once loved…"

Awesome write!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 9/27/2003
Outstanding, Reindeer
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Dale Clark 9/27/2003
A powerful piece! Excellent!
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader) 9/27/2003
Well written work. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 9/27/2003
It is very dark, as you said. And very good, as well.
Reviewed by Erica Ivory 9/27/2003

His nights are now sleepless,
And he builds her tombs of pyramids
To mark his love,
But they are only cold stone memories,
Of that which he once loved…

BRAVO!!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 9/27/2003
Standing ovation.....clap clap clap....write of the day....you have written a gem here....cheers...love n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 9/26/2003
This one speaks to me. Excellent translation of emotional shadows.

~Jackie~
Reviewed by jude forese 9/26/2003
outstanding poem! dark and intriguing...
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 9/26/2003
Very stunning poetry! It was a treat to read this. Remarkable again!

Thanks,
Teresa Emilie
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/26/2003
Your dark poems are woven with such excellence! A pleasure to read, even when chilling;-)
Reviewed by Trixie Love 9/26/2003
Hi Rendeer,
This gave me the chills...
Outstanding write...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/26/2003
Powerful well written poem!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/26/2003
Bravo, Reindeer, Bravo!!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 9/26/2003
Wow, this is really a dark one.
Thanks for sharing........
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 9/26/2003
Brilliant Retta......woven with such depth of thought....ty, Dani
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 9/26/2003
A powerful write this is.
Taylor
Reviewed by A PAX 9/26/2003
powerful, interesting....well done!!!!!!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 9/26/2003
Reindeer.....wonderful writing....floria
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 9/26/2003
Retta, This is one of your best writes. Although it's quite spooky to the mind, it's written with expertise. Great write. Lisa
Reviewed by D. Enise 9/26/2003
I have to agree "Masterpiece"!!
I have met "him" So perfect the description.

~Jen
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/26/2003
Masterpiece Retta!!

Love Tinka
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