Face In The Moon
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Friday, February 20, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Face in the Moon
I saw your face in the moon tonight,
Such a lovely sight,
Your ebony hair studded with stars,
Your eyes shinning so bright…
I saw you tonight,
And my heart was filled with such longing,
Wondering why you left us too soon,
Why it is your face I see in the moon…
I remember the way you danced,
So beautiful to see,
Your arms raised high,
As though pleading to the sky,
To carry you away,
Save you from today…
I remember your singing,
In a voice so clear,
I hear you now,
Feeling you so near…
I saved your tears,
Put them on too white pages,
Though the words were often smeared,
They can be read still,
I saw you in the moon tonight,
Your lovely face framed with silver light,
And I wonder what made you run,
All too soon into that dark night…
I lit the fires tonight,
Sending my love your way,
Singing your songs to all who would listen,
Telling the story of your life,
So you would not be forgotten…
I miss you now,
My heart so empty and sad,
My life without the meaning,
It once had…
But I saw you tonight,
And my heart was glad,
You smiled at me,
And I didn’t feel so bad…
Perhaps I felt the peace,
You always wanted to find,
Perhaps I finally understood,
You ran from a world,
That was never kind…
Everyone says you’re at peace now,
No more fighting or tears,
No more fears,
Just sweet silence and the soft night,
Covering you forever in moonlight…
I look up and see you,
Smiling down at me,
You’re last words,
Lying softly on my heart,
“We will never be apart,
I will be with you forever,
I am buried in your heart…”
But still I feel so far apart,
Though I see you in the lovely moon,
You left us all too soon,
And I wish you were here with me,
Then I wouldn’t have to look up to see,
You staring down at me…
Wondering how I am,
Ah me, such a pain in my heart,
Trying so hard to understand,
It was time for you to travel on,
I just wish so badly,
You were still here with me…
But for now,
When my soul is unquiet,
And my heart beats too hard,
I go out and close the door quietly,
And stare up into the night sky,
And whisper good-bye…
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|Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
|What a sweet poem of loss. Wonderfully written|
|Reviewed by Regina Pounds
|Retta, this is the most elegant expression of mourning I've ever read. You not only conveyed the longing and sadness, the confusion and realizations, you did it in a simple way that speaks to the heart.
|Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington
|Oh, Retta, this is so moving I don't know where to begin. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one can see themselves in these shadows. I loved how you conveyed such thoughts.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|i was totally absorbed in this sad yet moving poem ... great write!|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|in one word: GORGEOUS!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by andrea coltman
|This is so sad but beautifully written...best wishes Andrea|
|Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
|this is a beauty, Reindeer|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|a wonderful write reindeer
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|"Face In The Moon", is a very touching poem about that final good-bye, we all dread. It takes time to understand the loss -- our human heart is heavy with it. Good, sensitive writing, Retta. I was moved by it.
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|Beautiful is all that is required.|
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Wonderful write, Retta! Beautiful choice of words!
~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
|Reviewed by Tami Ryan
|This is so, so beautiful, Reindeer. This touched me to the core. Beautifully expressed.|
|Reviewed by evan horetsky
|wonderfully expressed emotional write...it almost makes me feel lost just reading it.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Sad but beautiful poetry Retta!!
Did you ever read "Face in the moon" by Mitch Waldman?
This title reminded me of that beautiful story!!
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|Retta, this is full of the love and longing for a lost Sister. Only lost from sight for you extend your caring heart through her memories. Excellent poem. Lisa|
|Reviewed by Joyce Hale
|Beautiful, and full of sadness.|
|Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
|A delightful moment.|
|Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
|Retta this is superb...one of your best, I think.|
|Reviewed by E. Richardson
|wow...Retta, this is good!|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Sad. Longinly yearning. Moving. Thank you for this offering, Retta. Love and peace to you. Regis|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Reindeer, your work is always superb, brilliant, and a joy to read!|
|Reviewed by Nancy D.
|I can feel your loss and the pain in your heart, your not alone, take care, beautifully written Retta.
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|Heartfelt as well as a special write..
Thanks for sharing Reindeer....
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Beautiful heart touching write!|
|Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
|Lots of emotion.
Makes me want to cry.
Brilliant poem I might add.
Thanks for reviews.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
This is worth many re-reads Retta...I am saving this..BRILLIANT work..
|Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader)
|Something from heart, feeling and emotions ...
Puting something out of heart via words is different ...
You always does that and keep urself simple ...
Thanks for sharing ...