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Stillness Through the Storm


Mary has loved writing ever since she was a young child, writing and reading have helped Mary through some very hard times in her life.


She sits outside surrounded by dead silence and memories

Sitting and watching the stillness of the night as she has so many times before

There is always so many thoughts that run through her mind

Her heart gets so heavy, as she stares into the darkness

Those secrets she keeps hidden begin to take over her body

Her life is so different now, but those demons always come back to haunt her

She just can't seem to escape the pain from her past

Something is always lurking underneath the surface

Waiting to crush every ounce of happiness that enters into her life

She often finds herself wishing she could scream out what happened to her

Every horrible nightmare that she can never forget

Then maybe, just maybe she could start the process to heal those wounds

Each year that passes takes another piece of her voice and what little dignity she has left

No matter how much time has gone by she still feels the hurt and sorrow

In this moment of silence she feels compelled to cry and grieve

She lets her sorrow flow into the night

For she knows this sadness will leave as soon as it has come

So with one last goodbye she closes her eyes and prays for peace once again

Then waits for the storm to pass and fade away into the stillness of the night



Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on April 24, 2015:

Thank you guys so much for your nice comments.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on April 23, 2015:

I love this "calm before the storm" then waiting as the winds increase and then the storm hit and passes.

Just beautiful Mary, voted up UABI and shared.

Blessings and (((((Hugs.)))))

travmaj from australia on March 22, 2015:

So true, all the agonising, all the sadness, your captured this in your words I particularly like - 'It always seems to be lurking underneath the surface, behind every happy moment' So true. Thank you -

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on March 25, 2014:

That waiting can take time. Thank you for a beautiful poem.

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 25, 2014:

Thank you guys for commenting.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 24, 2014:

We just have to go one and there are broken hearts which mend through faith or always seem to ache.

Leni Sands from UK on March 24, 2014:

I don't kn ow what to say...I am lost for words


Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 24, 2014:

Sallie Ann, that was beautiful and thank you for commenting.

sallieannluvslife from Eastern Shore on March 24, 2014:

"Be still and know that I am God" - a God who can handle anything the earth heaps on us, we have but to just lay it all at His feet and have the strength to leave it there.

Mary (author) from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 24, 2014:

Thank you for commenting Easy E, my favorite way of expressing my feelings has always been through my writing.

Eric Pelka from State College, Pennsylvania on March 24, 2014:

Absolutely stunning. Truly captures the hopelessness of fear and sadness. That moment when it all feels like we are going to drown. Too often, do we forget to stop, close our eyes and breath. The storm will always pass. The use of the storm as and extended metaphor was excellently done. Very awesome and insightful. You a have a gift for words I can only hope I am living up to.

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