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A Monument To Love (dark poetry)
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

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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
Retta - I think this is so good :0)
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
What exceptional talent you have.
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader)
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
Outstanding, Reindeer
Reviewed by Dale Clark
A powerful piece! Excellent!
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader)
Well written work. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader)
It is very dark, as you said. And very good, as well.
Reviewed by Erica Ivory

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…

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Standing ovation.....clap clap clap....write of the have written a gem n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington
This one speaks to me. Excellent translation of emotional shadows.

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

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

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Powerful well written poem!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Bravo, Reindeer, Bravo!!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Wow, this is really a dark one.
Thanks for sharing........
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
Brilliant Retta......woven with such depth of thought....ty, Dani
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader)
A powerful write this is.
Reviewed by A PAX
powerful, interesting....well done!!!!!!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Reindeer.....wonderful writing....floria
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
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
I have to agree "Masterpiece"!!
I have met "him" So perfect the description.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Masterpiece Retta!!

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