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Remembering You...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Monday, February 09, 2004

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Remembering You…

At Dawn,
The sun rises,
And my eyes are captured,
By the beauty of the falling moon,
My night ending,
The day beginning,
And I struggle to ease my gloom…

Walking in these woods,
With the rain gently falling,
I feel such peace,
Suspended in the air,
Wrapping its soft arms around me,
Making me aware,
That life goes on,
The moon still rises,
My heart still beats,
Though softer now…

I touch the rain that is captured in a leaf,
And spill its warmth into my hand,
Watching as it beads up and drops softly
To the ground…

I think of you,
And smile,
Remembering how much,
You loved these woods,
How often we played here as children,
Hiding and finding each other…

It comes to me then,
In an epiphany,
That’s what I am doing now,
Seeking you…

Looking behind the trees and bushes,
Wondering where you are hiding,
I call out to you,
“Allie allies all come in free!”
But you won’t come in,
Will you…?

Please stop hiding,
Its time to go home now,
It’s getting dark,
And mom will be mad…

I walk in these woods,
And become a child again,
Holding your hand,
As we walk along…

But when I reach home,
I am alone.

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Reviewed by Tami Ryan 2/21/2004
So heart touching, Reindeer. Absolutely beautiful, thank you.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/13/2004
...I'm feeling rather soft and much has surfaced reading this have a knack Retta...a knack ..a power...the power of the word!!
thankyou sooo much!!

vesna :)
Reviewed by Andi Chrisman (Reader) 2/13/2004
"My heart still beats,
Though softer now"

heartwrenchingly wonderful.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 2/12/2004
How beautiful Retta. Touched my heart and brought my tears.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 2/11/2004
Wow! This is so powerful, fantastic ending- really enjoyed this alot.
Reviewed by Nancy D. 2/11/2004
All alone is horrible... but I enjoyed reading this.

Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 2/11/2004
Wonderfully touching write of loss
Reviewed by andrea coltman 2/11/2004
This is a wonderful write, beautiful wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Trixie Love 2/10/2004
Beautiful & heartfelt
write Retta....

Trixie Love
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/10/2004
Reviewed by Rodd Jokre 2/10/2004
;-( I like it but it does make for a sad memory... Good work...

Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 2/10/2004
This is well crafted, Reindeer..I love the imagery and the figure of speech in this..GREAT work!
Reviewed by Esra Karatash Alpay 2/10/2004
heart-felt and touching! thank u!
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/10/2004
Retta, You took me back to the woods that I played in as a child..spent many hours building tree houses and hideouts..Thank you for this wonderful write! Lisa
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 2/10/2004
Beautiful memories and very touching!
You express your emotions very well!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/10/2004
Beautiful and heart touching poetry, Reindeer; very well done! Enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/10/2004
Reindeer....heart touching write yet again from you...clap clap clap!!!!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/10/2004
So nostalgic and bittersweet, Reindeer. Yet, I agree with Franz; the forest is still your friend.
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 2/10/2004
well remembered! woods bring things to the fore - like good poems! joe
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/9/2004
O Retta Awesome imagery and the pic...awesome girl!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 2/9/2004
OH Reindeer <

Touched so deeply in its beauty and memories and lonliness..
"I walk in these woods,
And become a child again,
Holding your hand,
As we walk along…

But when I reach home,
I am alone. "

Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 2/9/2004
Oh bittersweet and warm. This is filled with the loveliest memories.
Reviewed by Michael Morash (Reader) 2/9/2004

Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 2/9/2004
This was an excellent one and most beautiful with lot feelings and lot emotions and care ...

Thanks for sharing ....

Thanks a lot for sharing ....

Njan ninnee valare adhikam shehikunuuuu ...
Sanilnath G
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/9/2004
Sad and beautiful at the same time. Enjoyed the photo too!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/9/2004
Alone at home... so sad. Wonderful poetry.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 2/9/2004
Oh Reindeer..this is so beautiful...took me back to some wonderful memories of my own...lovely work..floria
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/9/2004
So beautifully written a feeling of wistful longing for the past with a different outcome back then, alas, it can't be changed from our present position, but is forever etched in time as it truly was.
Reviewed by evan horetsky 2/9/2004
I loved this walk through the woods with you...You may be alone in heart but never in soul. It seems it was a man truly missed, and I enjoyed how this emotion was portrayed in the write
many loves,
Reviewed by jude forese 2/9/2004
your not really alone, your memories will always keep you company ... and your poetry will always confide with them ...

Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 2/9/2004
Hi Raindeer, I loved the aspect of being alone in the forsest, and ... pretending, it all alive nd for me, ad there anything at all possible, to be. I guess it is made ofr that purpose, the developement . This was a gentel poem, that allowed such a state, to be filled there, Loved the youth attitude too it portrayed, ty al
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/9/2004
Love the pic and the moving poem. Great write
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