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Flight And Goodnight
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

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Flight and Goodnight
----------------------------
Fleeing the ugliness
Of the world today,
I run and run,
And never look back,
But feel it chasing me,
Like the scary man,
You mother warned you about…

Reaching the end of my path,
I teeter on the edge of tomorrow-
Wanting to taste sweet victory,
Wanting to fly into the unknown…

Little faces haunting me,
Warning me not to leave them behind…
Echoes of sadness so deep inside,
Why does he make me
Want to hide…

I thought love was kind,
I thought love was good,
Then why do I feel so bad
All the time?

My knife cuts into my hand,
And I feel its keen edge
Like a bite of reality…

Love is a piñata`
With all the players
Taking turns swinging the bat…
Eager for the sweet treats
Inside that their soul loves to eat…

Suddenly it shatters,
And the sweet candy falls to the ground,
And the greedy ones so eager
To fill their hearts
Scatter like wild fools,
Grabbing anything they can…

I watch and wonder if they know
What it is they are putting there,
See the things they left lying on the ground,
Dull wrappers with odd names…
Truth, fealty, loyalty,
Honesty, devotion, hope…

I wonder what they took with them,
If they left these all behind…

I feel the wetness on my hands,
Now crimson with blood,
And laugh and walk away,
Leaving the treasures of love
For another day…

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© Reindeer Mckenzie 2003

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Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Your work is just awesome...
Reviewed by Rodd Jokre
Retta,
Very deep write... I appreciate your posting...
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
"I thought love was kind, I thought love was good"
Reindeer...this was most awesome...I absolutely love this piece...floria
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
Your depth is a blessing.....A stunning write! ty. Dani
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
Excellance as always my friend is expression that clearly and loudly speaks, oh how I have missed you and your work my dear friend!!!!
((((Hugs))))
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
Truth in this and sadness...such a mad scramble for love which then isn't really love...

Excellent, Retta.

Gina
Reviewed by J. Pajot
That was...amazing. It is often a sad and frightful world...too full of people and their emotional greed. This described them and their actions all too well. I hope that much better things will come your your way in the future...for with every night there has to be one more morning. All good things to you.
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader)
Excellent Write ...
Beautiful Thoughts ...




Thanks for sharing ...
Reviewed by serenety L
Wow.
Love the way you described love.
Excellent write.
Nico
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
Retta, this is outstanding. The image of greedy one grabbing what they can yet leaving behind the important ones like truth, loyalty, honesty was magnificent and so true of todays shallow "my needs are all that's important" attitude toward real love.

Well done, Retta.
Bobbi
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader)
This is dancing on the dark side excellent.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Very deep and rich in meaning. Great write!
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder
You are a very good writer!
I always enjoy reading your poetry.
Very deep!
ShyPoet
Reviewed by Melissa Rives
Your writings are always so deep and so powerfully moving!Excellent!!!
Reviewed by Christine Morell
Heartwrenching, powerful poetry Reindeer with wonderful imagery.
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
Powerful write...deeply stirring!!
Such vivid imagery...
Reviewed by Trixie Love
Hi Reindeer,
Ouch...I felt this sad
write...
Written so beautiful...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Reindeer,

What a powerful write! Deep and insightful, an outstanding write! Thanks for this one.

Tami
Reviewed by Jeff Mason
Very hauntingly beautiful. I'm guessing that you are Native American.
Me, too - of Cherokee descent. If you are not, then I have guessed
wrong. PLEASE keep up such beautiful work as this!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Excellently done Retta!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Powerful and profound!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
VERY good. DAMN! Love is a piñata` . . . awesome. I love this poem, can you tell?
Reviewed by Erica Ivory
Reaching the end of my path,
I teeter on the edge of tomorrow-
Wanting to taste sweet victory,
Wanting to fly into the unknown…

Little faces haunting me,
Warning me not to leave them behind…
Echoes of sadness so deep inside,
Why does he make me
Want to hide…

I thought love was kind,
I thought love was good,
Then why do I feel so bad
All the time?

Powerful from beginning to end!!!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Retta this is so real and powerful, painful to read and well penned as always. You are masterful at capturing raw emotion with your pen.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
Very powerful emotion filled poetry! ~Z~
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Powerful write yet again from you...excellent!!!!
Reviewed by Transcendental Poet (Reader)
Well written piece, some excellent verses...especially--
"Suddenly it shatters,
And the sweet candy falls to the ground,
And the greedy ones so eager
To fill their hearts
Scatter like wild fools,
Grabbing anything they can…"

Justin
Reviewed by jude forese
very powerful imagery! always grab onto life's treasures before they become buried under a shore of dreams...
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
This is great...Love is a piñata` ...the comparison is fantastic. Great write, I enjoyed it very much.
Allen
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Excllently done..powerful...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
This is powerful gut wrenching poetry Reindeer! a very moving finale!
Well done!
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