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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,
Dear Sister,
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) 2/29/2004
What a sweet poem of loss. Wonderfully written
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 2/28/2004
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 2/25/2004
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.

♫ Jackie
Reviewed by jude forese 2/23/2004
i was totally absorbed in this sad yet moving poem ... great write!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/23/2004
in one word: GORGEOUS!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by andrea coltman 2/23/2004
This is so sad but beautifully wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 2/22/2004
this is a beauty, Reindeer
Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/21/2004
a wonderful write reindeer

Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 2/21/2004
"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 2/21/2004
Beautiful is all that is required.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/21/2004
Wonderful write, Retta! Beautiful choice of words!

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 2/21/2004
This is so, so beautiful, Reindeer. This touched me to the core. Beautifully expressed.
Reviewed by evan horetsky 2/21/2004
wonderfully expressed emotional almost makes me feel lost just reading it.
Many loves,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/21/2004
Sad but beautiful poetry Retta!!

Did you ever read "Face in the moon" by Mitch Waldman?

This title reminded me of that beautiful story!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/21/2004
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 2/21/2004
Beautiful, and full of sadness.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 2/21/2004
A delightful moment.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 2/21/2004
Retta this is of your best, I think.
Reviewed by E. Richardson 2/20/2004
wow...Retta, this is good!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/20/2004
Sad. Longinly yearning. Moving. Thank you for this offering, Retta. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/20/2004
Reindeer, your work is always superb, brilliant, and a joy to read!
Reviewed by Nancy D. 2/20/2004
I can feel your loss and the pain in your heart, your not alone, take care, beautifully written Retta.

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/20/2004
Heartfelt as well as a special write..
Thanks for sharing Reindeer....
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/20/2004
Beautiful heart touching write!
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 2/20/2004
Lots of emotion.
Profound write.
Makes me want to cry.
Brilliant poem I might add.
Thanks for reviews.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/20/2004
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 2/20/2004

This is worth many re-reads Retta...I am saving this..BRILLIANT work..

Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 2/20/2004
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 ...

Sanilunath G

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