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Wordless Conversation
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
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Wordless Conversation




In the dying flames,
Of the falling sun,
It is his eyes I see,
Staring back at me,
Wondering where I have been-

Why I do not come to him when he calls me,
Asking who I see,
Why I do not speak of where I have been.

I could have told him;
It is his lovely face I see every night,
Flaring in the burning embers of my fire-
I could have said,
I felt his touch every morning,
When the dew fell on my face,
I imagined it was his lips,
Kissing me awake-

I could have told him,
How much I missed the sound of his voice,
How I replayed every conversation in my mind,
Until I fell into a weary sleep-

I walked so many miles trying to escape this feeling,
And when the road led me back to the beginning,
He was a year older,
And waiting for my return…

His voice making my heart smile,
Skipping a beat with every word I hear,
The light in his eyes making me smile,
With the way he looked at me.

At last I understood,
This is the glory of love,
To be forgiven when you can not forgive yourself,

To see his light in your darkest despair,
To find him waiting there,
When you return from your journey,
To find yourself and discover,
that the love you looked for,
Was there all along;

Waiting for your return…


By Reindeer


© 2006 Reindeer (All rights reserved)

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Hello Retta,

Your poetic brilliance will always shine . . .!!


Best wishes,

Lance
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Enjoyed... another fine work from you.

Reviewed by Masood Lohar
This poem is a landscape of emotion and deep love. It is very powerfully written Retta!

Masood
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Oh yes..I know this..been there alas done that.


This is glorious I love it!!
Saved this in my library..to read and re-read..thankyou dear friend!


Vesna:)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
The love waited for, was there all along, is such a telling phrase.

Ron
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
I cannot believe I have not already reviewed this, Retta... I must have read it several times before, and have kept coming back to it for its reassurance and healing balm... Like both Nordette and Anita say, this poem is lavish with its oil of grace. Uplifting sentiments that soothe a troubled soul and bestow restoration and favour. Just beautiful, thank you, dear Retta. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
A skillfully crafted write filled with beauty that you always bring to the poetic table, Retta. Throughly enjoyed it. As Anita says, so graceful. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by A PAX
What a wonderful story of coming full circle
the yearning is so authentic
graceful poetry Retta
pax A
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
this is such a wonderful exploration of the way we torture ourselves, only to find out it was all unnecessary...or rather, that what we thought was external was really without ourselves all the time...always appreciate the way you tell a story and make it feel as if we're right there with you...
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
A wordless conversation, spoken well with written words.

Best wishes
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
A most fantastic write! Loved every word,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Broken Poet
"I walked so many miles trying to escape this feeling,
And when the road led me back to the beginning,"

Perfectly expressed.
Reviewed by Samuel Stone
Excellent poem, it holds a nice flow while telling a profound story... I enjoyed the read....Wishing you well...
Sam
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Superbly created and expressed, Retta; thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by jude forese
the return of love is glorious just as this wonderful poem expresses ...
Reviewed by David Young
Most excellent path of poetry.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
The romance in this is brillant! So much can be seen in the eyes. Love is always there :-)
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Retta, this is very beautiful. Great!
Reviewed by Kenny Baez
Very accomplished love poem, reindeer. You have the eyes to see and the heart to feel.
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
Oh, Retta, I love this one!
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
I've missed your work Retta. With all that has been happening in my life, I simply haven't had the time that I'd like to read and review the works of my favourite poets. It was good to read you again and I hope that I will be able to read more. This is wonderful!
Chanti
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
The line to be forgiven when..... strikes me too, a divine poem, Rein..
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
Dear Reindeer,

I always find myself diving into your words.

This line, especially, touched my heart:
"This is the glory of love,
To be forgiven when you can not forgive yourself"

What a joy it is to know an artist like you in this life!

Love & Light,
Joseph

Reviewed by Paul Berube
Retta,

This is definitely a keeper, They say, " absence makes the heart grow fonder." Your poem was a pleasure to read. It flowed beautifully. I feasted on every word from beginning to end.
Reviewed by Paul Williams
AH! This is just beautiful Retta, filled with a passion and yearning that tears at the heartstrings.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Exceptionally beautiful Poem! Bittersweet in the remembering!Thanks for sharing Reindeer!

eT
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader)
Lovely write Retta....

peace and love, jo
Reviewed by F William Broome
I know so little about the ways and cultures of our Native Americans. Your words are my only relliable sources. Howsomeever, I don't bellieve a man's ego, or love for a woman has changed that much. Yes, I would take her as my own to love, but, By damn, she'd know that I wasn't putting up with any more of that Hollywood kind of loyalty and fidelity. Loved the weave of your words, and the wonderful conclusion, bringing forth an opnion from yours truly.
- Bill

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

Sublime, romantic spiritual in "Wordless Conversation" all is wonder,
and the wisdom of love abounds throughout its lines.

I salute You, Sublime Poet!

Long healthy life through a blissful productive living.

Gratefully,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Felix Perry
A magical love poem and story that tells what true love can be, with it's uncertainties, certainties and when sometime time proves all to be right. A lovely story.

Felix
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Beautiful poem Retta!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by totally anonymous
oh i loved this excellent write
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
"Was there all along;" Absolutely fantastic writing with the purpose of letting the reader understand the depth and longevity of sweet, true, wonderful love. This poem, to me, is among the best I have read from you and THAT is saying a lot. This one is saved for fguture glimpses.
Reviewed by Peter Paton
Retta
A sublime dissertation on the wonders of love, you reach the zenith of emotion and feeling in this exceptional composition..
Your touching graphic underpins the message !
Love and Light
Peter
Reviewed by George Carroll
Few people ever get a second chance, so we must weigh what we are looking for as to what we have.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Reindeer,

Exquisite, beautiful conversation. :) Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Reindeer,

Wonderful write; very well done! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
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