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Quiet Storm
by Robert E Blackwell
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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First written November 1984; updated in 2003. Some readers may remember this from my first tour of AD.

In the middle of the evening in the middle of the week,
As the shadows have descended on the people strong and meek,
I peruse nostalgic thoughts penned in a book of things I’ve said,
Contemplating bygone eras and the feelings in my head…

There’s a quiet storm ‘a ragin’ in the garden of my mind;
There’s a quiet storm ‘a brewin’ in my soul.

As I wander through my garden, there’s a solitary tree;
Tall and stately, in the center…but peculiar is this tree!
On each branch, the blooms are different; no two fruits are the same,
Yet not one is out of place there as they play a secret game…

And the quiet storm’s ‘a ragin’ in the garden of my mind;
There’s a quiet storm ‘a brewin’ in my soul.

In the garden, there’s a fountain that’s a tantalizing scene:
What springs up from sources hidden?  Water…sparkling emerald green!
I marvel at every droplet as it races toward the ground,
Forming puddles, waves, and ripples without making any sound…

As quiet as the storm ragin’ in the garden of my mind;
There’s a quiet storm a brewin’ in my soul.

My best playmate in my garden is a cloud formed like a mare…
She touches ground, I climb her back, and then fly through the air;
Most days, I let her roam and romp and play wherever she might,
But some times I must direct her on a swift and urgent flight…

Through the quiet storm ‘a ragin’ in the garden of my mind;
There’s a quiet storm ‘a brewin’ in my soul.

In the middle of the evening, as I’m drifting off to sleep…
The moon shines in dominion over the night that’s his to keep;
My destination?  A dreamland that lies just beyond a hill,
And I slumber in confidence that my world lies very still…

Save for the quiet storm ragin’ in my mind;
There’s a quiet storm ‘a brewin’ in my soul.


© 1984, 2003 by Robert E. Blackwell

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Reviewed by Dolores Dawes 5/12/2006
Robert your poetic talent is incredible. I like the way you were able to fasten everything together and make it rhyme. Nicely done.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/30/2006
Nicely expressed and I can relate to much of what you express via your verses, Robert. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/30/2006
Gotta quiet that mind to sleep,
The quiet storm in your soul you can keep...ed
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/30/2006
Great offering Robert!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/30/2006
Very poetically-written. I like this!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/30/2006
I don't recall it, which made the reading more beautiful.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/30/2006

Yes, I do remember this one. Intriguing, beautiful write, flows like a song. Well done, my friend.

((((HUGS)))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 4/30/2006
I love this, Robert. Imagination, mystery, turmoil.... very interesting.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/30/2006
Beautiful poetry, Robert; very well done!

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