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Final Judgment
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

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Final Judgment

How will you judge me?
When I arrive on your doorstep,
At the journey's end,
When the wine will taste like stale blood,
And the bread in your mouth,
Like burnt ashes...
What name will you give me then?
Sister, wife, mother,
To your still born children;
Too frightened of life to live,
And thus choose sweet, silent death…

That sweet darkness,
Which clasps them to this mother’s dry breast?
Now aged and wrinkled with time-
Do you hear them wailing in the dead of night?
Crying to be fed this barren mother's milk-
How do I comfort them?
Shall I tease them with the light of life?
Casting shadows on the wall,
Making demon shapes,
That will chill their souls into silence?

Come then,
Judge me fair and equal-
Tell me how many sins I committed,
In the darkness of my life-
When the entire world,
Lay sleeping and uncaring,
In their pretty, warm beds…

Come stand before me,
And cast your stones,
See if you can strike me down,
Perhaps break a bone...
I laugh at you-
And your weak pathetic excuse at life,
And your lies comfort only you!
I do not believe them,
Laugh at your whispered prayers,
Knowing love and truth to be a lie…

Fairy tales whispered in your ear,
By your mother who so wanted to believe,
In the White Knight,
Who would come one day,
And save her,
From her torment…

These same lies,
You now bear in your heart,
Those empty and shallow words,
Are dead even to you,
As dead as this shell,
That once bore my name-
As dead even as me;

This pale ghost,
Who stands before you,
And mocks your pain,
And sweet sorrow,
That fills your life,
Laughing at the shadows you fear,
Even as I reach out and taste the tear,
As it leaves its red trail on your cheek…

How sweet!
How lovely this despair tastes!
How deeply your sorry life,
Gives me strength to face you now!

Stand before me
And condemn me to hell,
If you can,
If you find the courage to say,
I am not like you in any way!

Judge me,
And find to your dismay,
How much we are alike,
In life,
In love,
In death.

In the final judgment,
Weigh my sins,
And see how far the scales slide,
Look into my eyes,
And know the truth at last,
It was always you,
Who believed that lie,
Never me,
Never me.

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Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 11/2/2003
Judge me,
And find to your dismay,
How much we are alike,
In life,
In love,
In death.

I love your works - you are a fantastic poet ...
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 11/1/2003
Some absolutely astounding imagery. Intensely gripping. I think Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, and Hitchcock would all be VERY proud (and a bit jealous). I really became wrapped up in this and, after all, isn't that what writing and poetry are supposed to accomplish?
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/1/2003
You are the best in this genre Reindeer! This write is so engrossing it holds the breath from start to finish!Spectacular! You trying to make me pass out Rein;-)!!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/1/2003
A most intriguing write, Reindeer.
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 11/1/2003
Dark, deep and compelling write
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/1/2003

Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 11/1/2003
Excellent Write ....

Was reading this one with me in mind ...
Not just me but also one i care about ...
Asking many questions at heart ...
Did I ?

Excellent piece of art ;)
Keep it up ... Loved this write .:)
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/1/2003
Wow! Retta, this is d-a-r-k and d-e-e-p!!!!!! I love this a lot!!!!!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 11/1/2003
A very strong dark write, well worded and a joy to read.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/1/2003
Brrrrrrr A really Powerful haunting write Retta!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 11/1/2003
Your writing is outstanding and just simply EXCELLENT. I'm a fan.

You absolutely have a fine skill.

Thank You,
Teresa Emilie
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/1/2003
Powerful haunting write! WOW!
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 11/1/2003
Powerful visual and thoughts lashed out from the darkness of this one.

Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 11/1/2003
Reindeer THIS IS YOUR BEST....this is magnificent expression...deep and powerful...and just by reading it I am sure this is how the writer feels...if not...then for sure you are a great writer...because it is more can I say...floria
Reviewed by Christine Morell 11/1/2003
This has such impact, Reindeer. Beautifully written and most touching writing.You do have such a talent.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 11/1/2003
Reindeer, this has got to be one of your best!!!!!! I absolutely love the impact that this has.... I read an ecard on the net the other day, "Judge Me If You Must".... same idea, but not as deep and pointed as this... so excellent.... already in my library.... stay strong...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 11/1/2003
A brilliantly woven tale. Most impressive. Glad I found you.

Reviewed by Adam Walsvik (Reader) 11/1/2003
This is almost epic in its scope. Just when I think it's going to end it continues brilliantly!

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/1/2003
Deep and moving words from a poet whose work stands "just a bit higher" than most of us.
Reviewed by jude forese 11/1/2003
intricate thoughts expressed so conherently and creatively, I became totally absorbed in its multilayered motiff...
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 10/31/2003
Judge me,
And find to your dismay,
How much we are alike,
In life,
In love,
In death.

Deep and powerful n luck.....BHUWAN

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