God’s Mercy

Shadows of God’s grace inching quietly over His lands
Drifting like silk, or the forming of dunes with white sands

Relaxing, the sparkling brook, stirred and merrily smiled
In Haiti, a once innocent mission worker sees a hungry child

Upon a dying young man, lay the calming glove of a nurse
Our Lords’ words memorized sitting close; she shares a verse

Flowers give birth to blossoms, to ornament Our God’s trail
Children laugh as they share kisses while paper boats set sail

Grey whales frolic in brackish water flying into the blue skies
Offering a breast to her newborn, he accepts, a mother sighs

Somewhere a poet expresses her arcane feelings in a rhyme
Three fledglings develop tiny wings to find food just in time

Prayers written in tears and those in bubbles of bliss rise high
Our Savior hears and answers all, as angel wings do gently fly

A husband reaches for her hand in the dark, I love you, my wife
Squeezing his hand tightly she is thanking God for a blessed life

Sleeping soundly, ticking the usual beats per each hour is the clock
While Jesus Our Lord keeps watching over the world’s growing flock

by Joni Caggiano on May 3, 2020


Photo taken in Haiti by Joni on a mission trip – photo taken with a
Nikon Coolpix L3 – Trip sponsored by the Richard Hotes Foundation

37 thoughts on “God’s Mercy

    1. Thank you my dear friend I appreciate your always reading and your gracious compliments. I hope you have a blessed week. Love πŸ’• Joni

  1. “Prayers written in tears”
    “Flowers give birth to blossoms,”
    “Upon a dying young man, lay the calming glove of a nurse”
    “I love you, my wife”

    What a splendid poem Joni. Atmospheric. Metaphors woven skillfully: a river of blessings flowing through them. You are such a talent sweetheart. May you be loved and happy forever.
    G (Button)

    1. Thank you dearest Button. I am delighted you like it. Thank you for your very kind words my friend. They mean the world. I pray you have a blessed and safe week. Love you Button. 🌺🌸😘 honeybun

      1. You are welcome. It is such a beautiful poem. You deserve the praise. Thank you for the love and blessings. Right back to you. Hugs and prayers too honeybunπŸ™πŸŒΈβ€οΈπŸŒΈπŸ€—πŸ’

    1. Thank you dear Debby. I appreciate your kindness and hope your business is flourishing my friend. Love and hugs to you. Love πŸ’• Joni 🌺🌸😘

  2. I LOVE ALL of this, Joni–and here’s my fave pick: “Prayers written in tears and those in bubbles of bliss rise high
    Our Savior hears and answers all, as angel wings do gently fly”. Blessings to you <3

  3. Joni this is one of the most beautiful poems I’ve read lately, most certainly one of your most beautiful and that is saying a lot! I have been to Haiti several times and there is a great need there. I salute your work and honour your dedication. God bless you and your husband and stay safe. I have greatly enjoyed reading your poem as I do always…
    All the best to you,
    Love and peace, health and wellbeing. Take good care,

    1. You certainly have just made my day Francisco. β€œOne of the most beautiful poems I’ve read lately”. That is very kind of you and humbling as well. I am glad to hear you have been to Haiti. I have seen some horrible things there. It is such a blessing to serve there. It was a wonderful experience each visit I went on. My favorite trip was getting 30 wedding dresses donated in the states and being able to wash the feet of all the women and give them pedicures and matching manicures. I also helped with their makeup. They had such a wonderful time. The foundation I go with is totally self funded. So they don’t take any donations. Thank you Francisco for reading and commenting on my work it touches my heart deeply.
      I wish you all the best as well and please stay safe. Love and hugs Joni ❀️

      1. Thank you 😊 Joni and I certainly applaud your efforts in Haiti, a country whose people need so much! Take good care and stay safe and all the best to you and your husband.

      2. Thank you Francisco and you be careful as well my dear friend. Stay safe and blessed and the best to you and yours as well. Love πŸ’• Joni

  4. Beautiful words so soulful and the photo brings home the hardship of others on Mother Earth. Too many grumble about our life and we have nothing to grumble about. Love and Blessings.

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful words. You obviously understood the meaning I was trying to get across and that God is forever in control anyway. Thank you so much for reading and commenting it means so much. Love and blessings Joni 🌸🌺😘

      1. Thank you so much for your kindness. I am so grateful that you read my work and that you enjoy it, that makes me so happy. God Bless you and keep you safe my friend. Love Joni

  5. Dear Joni, this poem is beautiful and hopeful. I love it. Your photography is heartbreaking…some have so little and some so much…the question remains unanswered…
    Thank you for your pictures, your lovely poem and your sweet heart for others.

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind remarks. I am grateful that you like the poem. You are so right, we are so fortunate in so many ways and many don’t appreciate what they have. You have a very big heart my friend. Love and blessings to you. Stay well and healthy, please be careful. Hugs Joni

    1. Thank you my sister in Christ. We are both so blessed by God’s love and Jesus’s sacrifice. Love you 🌸🌺❀️😘

    1. Thank you Dawn. I have been on several. They are all a blessing. My daughter is raising three young children from Haiti. I am very proud of her. They are the sweetest children but the beginning of their little lives were tragic. However they are all thriving now. Praise God!! Love you 😘 Joni

      1. That’s so wonderful that you are all in their lives now. I’m glad they are thriving. Praise God! Love you! 😘

      2. Love you to Dawn. You have a very sweet heart and beautiful smile from a gorgeous lady who spreads the word of God. You are a blessing to the blogging world. Thank you for what you do. I hope you have a truly blessed week. Love you bunches. πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸ˜˜πŸ™

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