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The Quiet Storm
by Bonnie M Torrente

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“The Quiet Storm”

There’s a quiet storm that’s rumbling, In the bottom of my soul.
From the endless times I stifled self, To maintain my human role.
The subservient veil before my eyes, conceals a face forlorn.
Hidden there in a smile, raining tears all the while,
Masking clouds in the eye of the storm.

There's a cold wind raging through the heart, of the voice that doesn’t matter,
Now it yearns to be heard, if by only one word,
From the fragments of self, torn and tattered.
There’s a quiet storm that silences, the child who wants to play,
Buried deep within denial, left to wither and decay.

The quiet storm is growing, blowing past the fear and shame,
Into an air of confidence, assuredly reclaimed,
With courage found outside of me, my self respect reborn.
I can’t confine the me in me, it’s too long she’s been scorned,
Waiting there to declare my freedom, while I’m caught in the eye of the storm.


COPYRIGHT©2000 BONNIE TORRENTE



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Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
Wow Bonnie! This really smaks hard on the heart, These children that no-one seems to hear and understand there is YOU that does. This is Magnificent! Absolutely Stunning! You truly do have a gift of reaching in the soul of children and hearing that one word of their heart. I sure hope you are taking these poems to the crises centers and all other agencies, police included and schools.
Thank You Bonnie for being the Voice of the Children. xoox Tracey
These even fit the adults in life. Magnificent!!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
This was just wonderful, I have felt that storm, and you have captured it beautifully with this excellent poem,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Digital Fairy
And so the butterfly emerges from her cocoon and tests her wings...wonderfully written this piece was :)

--Karissa
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Sparkling poetry! Shining like diamonds! Reality, truth and so trapped in the vortex and spinning around and around like a tornado. You write with much style and grace Bonnie. Bill
Reviewed by jude forese
the vortex of this poem is powerful and reaches into the soul...
Reviewed by Christine Morell
An outstanding poem...wonderful flow and so profound.
Chrissie
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Bonnie, your poetry prowess amazes me. The flow is excellent.
Reviewed by uppalapati Prasanthi (Reader)
this is the awakening which every woman needs, that confidence which she has to gain.
a very different way of expression. nice.
Reviewed by elizabeth
Each verse is a profound and wonderful gem. Bravo.
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