Sunflower – A New Page by Joni Caggiano

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Sunflower – A New Page

by Joni Caggiano
site: the-inner-child.com

I am a sunflower golden, proud, and tall
dancing playfully toward the bright sun
no  longer living in the land of the small

Dots of death at night bees that can sting
mom sewing me shut to curtain my truth
No longer huddling up a cowardly thing

Hiding my food in panties so I could flee
Seeking wisdom as stem and flower grow
consoling the wee child who once was me

doorways to who I am, my heart and soul
is my gift to give to those I choose to love
a survivor, my stem, leaf, and flower whole

for God so loved me his innocent daughter
forgiveness I found, as I flourish with age
my ray florets feel His rain and curing water
life moving splendidly with every new page

@Joni Caggiano

Joni’s blog is the-inner-child.com, where she publishes poetry, photography, and short stories.  Take a look at Joni’s work in Spillwords Press NYC, Vita Brevis Press, The Finest Example, The Tiny Seed Literary Journal, I Write Her – The Short of it, MasticadoresUSA, MasticadoresIndia (regular contributor), and The Edge of Humanity Magazine.  Her work has been included in the following anthologies: The Sound of Brilliance (The Short of It Publishing, Volume 1 2020), Inner Eye (Poets Choice, 2021), and It’s Not Easy (Poets Choice 2021).  Joni received an honorable mention in Gabriela Marie Milton’s (Amazon #1 Best Selling Poet) Short Prose Contest.  Joni’s blog is an effort to give back – she is a surviving Adult Child of Alcoholics. She is a retired nurse and paralegal who feels a strong kinship with nature.

Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
Books:
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

22 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. Timothy Price dice:

    Beautiful, Joni.

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Thank you for your kindness Tim, bless your heart. Sending my love. You two stay safe also.

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  2. kenhume31 dice:

    Excellent Joni, so vivid! 👌👏❤️😁 This line here: «mom sewing me shut to curtain my truth» is powerful stuff! So much said in one line. Dance on dear sunflower! 👍😁

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Ken thank you for reading and I am glad that you enjoyed the piece. I am grateful for your reading and commenting. Thank you Ken, I will promise never to stop dancing. Blessings to you, Joni

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  3. Terveen Gill dice:

    So beautiful, hopeful, and resilient. The honesty in your words brings out the beauty in the pain. Another masterstroke, Joni! Congratulations! 🙂

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  4. jonicaggiano dice:

    Thank you Terveen, You say the most beautiful about my writing.

    «The honesty in your words brings out the beauty in the pain.» Wow that is a very lovely compliment. Thanks again so much Terveen. Big hugs to you and your loved ones, prayers all around.

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  5. You have woven in some amazing lines in your written portrait of a sunflower coming into her own.. Some of my favorites are:
    «mom sewing me shut to curtain my truth»
    «a survivor, my stem, leaf, and flower whole»
    I love the success story of your sunflower and God’s grace that allowed her to grow to her full beauty.. So beautiful Joni… ❤️🤗🌹🦋

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Karima, thank you so much for your kindness and the way you read my work. You always touch my heart with your loving and generous comments. Thank you my dear friend, love Joni

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  6. Ingrid dice:

    A wonderful poem of hope and recovery, Joni! ❤️

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Thank you so much Ingrid for reading and your very gracious and kind reply. Have an amazing week, Hugs Joni

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  7. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Oh thank you so much for your kind words, they mean so much. Have an amazing week. Hugs, Joni

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  8. Beautiful always dear Joni. Love your imagery and of the beautiful sunflower! 💖

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Thank you Cindy, so glad you enjoyed it , who doesn’t love the bright yellow flowers that follow the sun. Big hugs and lots of love, Joni

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      1. Exactly my friend and happy sunny Mother’s Day to a great Mom! 💖💖😊😊😊

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  9. HensBlooms dice:

    You say so much in this poem Joni, very descriptive writing. Beautiful, sending you lots of love🌸💕

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Dear Henrietta thank you for reading and for your kindness and your love, they are both such lovely gifts. Big hugs and happy week ahead for you my friend. Love, Joni

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  10. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Such a gorgeous poem, Joni. Your love shines through to us all; and we are all thankful for it. Sending love and hugs.

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Jeff, thank you what a very sweet complement indeed. You touch my heart with your kindness. Sending back more love, hugs and blessings this week.

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      1. Jeff Flesch dice:

        You’re welcome, Joni. Always. Thank you for the love, hugs, and blessings, my dear friend.

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  11. So, so, sooooooo very beautiful, dear Joni!!! Sitting here smiling for the Beauty that You are. Thank You for this. And thank You, MasticadoresUsa and Gabriela for publishing! Cheers!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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