IN THE NAME OF GOD
by Bonnie M Torrente
Wednesday, March 05, 2003
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IN THE NAME OF GOD
Children softly praying,
In a place where they feel safe.
The wooden pews inside the church,
Lined up with each in place.
The musky smell of incense,
Creeping into little noses.
As each recites the rosary,
Kneeled down in perfect poses.
Small faces look into the eyes,
Of one they can rely on.
The priest who gives them guidance,
A soft shoulder there to cry on.
In God's name he gains their trust,
While stalking innocents to claim,
Planting nightmares in their psyche's
For a life of fear and shame.
This sacred man of God awaits,
To lead them one by one,
Into the bowels of stained glass walls,
Deflowering our Sons.
Small sacramental offerings,
Beneath the holy cross.
Perversion "In The Name Of God",
Disguised as a Man of the Cloth.
copyright2000 Bonnie Torrente.
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|Reviewed by John Bidwell
Awesome expression of what so troubles your heart. The depth of this betrayal may never be known, but I rejoice as victims are empowered to break the hold authority figures have on them.
Children need a voice, and they have one in you.
God bless you!
|Reviewed by Victor Jensen
|Our nation was based on Christian belief yet corruption has crept into all levels even the church.|
|Reviewed by Bonnie Torrente
|I apoligize if I offended anyone. This subject was one that bothered me so much, my only release was to write about it. Not all my poetry is nice!!!!!
|Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
|This is a powerful write..I agree with everything ROR says below..all priests are not like that...the entire catholic church and it's people are not like that...they are ashamed..there are men like that in all places..I was in a christian church and the minister left the church and his wife and ran off with the secretary..I am not catholic...but I do respect them...and all believers in God...there is garbage everyplace you look...this was a good write...powerful and from your heart...I hope it did not happen close to home..it is a heartbreak..Floria|
|Reviewed by John Hutchinson
|Frightening isn't it!|
|Reviewed by Thelma Shutters
|True but oh so sad, How could these things happen in a churh of all places. Chilling write. Thelma|
|Reviewed by Tony Nerone
|Hi, I was born a catholic. I had no choice. I do not believe a Christian church it is! Pagan is more like it! IMHO!!!