Bitter Still

Poem by Joni Caggiano – Thanks to Chirag Saini from Unsplash – 26 second read

thorns took my youthful flesh like a fish will bite the bait
bitter your words, like a dull sword in battle, way too late

black roses are still black when the sun forgets to shine
youthful clock, tick-tock, tick-tock, no longer are you mine

blisters form on my thighs where your kisses once did lay
the sun lost its heat, and the cold stole this russet day

children do not climb a tree that has lost its stunning arms
your sinful ways are like a cordless puppet, without charms

blue butterfly was I, caught in your black and vicious trap
I left, and my wrinkles became a charred, and lonely map

51 thoughts on “Bitter Still

    1. Thank you so much for that lovely comment. It lets me know I got my point across. Luckily that is fiction for me now but I pull from my young days. Dumped by my first love for a woman who had a great car,older and was willing to give what I was not ready for at the time. I was sixteen and thought I would surly die. Thank you for reading my friend. Love to you and yours. πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈ

      1. You are very welcome! Sometimes it’s the painful parts of life’s journey that drip though the strongest and that we can all relate to. Stay Well πŸ™‚

  1. Beautiful and so sad my dearest, honeybun. Yet, transformation sadness into beauty is one of the roles of the artist, isn’t it? You did it so well.
    Have a blessed and restful day.

    1. Oh thank you my dearest Button for the beautiful compliment.

      β€œYet, transformation sadness into beauty is one of the roles of the artist, isn’t it? You did it so well.”

      Thank you Button your words make my day.
      You also have a blessed and restful day. β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸŒΊπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ»

    1. Thank you my friend. I am so grateful you liked it. I appreciate your support so much. Have a blessed and wonderful day. Love to you and your loved ones. πŸŒΊπŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’–

  2. In facing our pain we win mastery over it. It becomes a tool rather than a hinderance. It shows us where we must gain strength and reminds us that every path has some uphill sections on it. But pushing through it is what defines our character. And you are a person of great character. Well written, Jonikins!

    1. Oh Brad thank you so much. You are right about everything you said. I consider myself a warrior and I am strong but it took a while to get here. I am sure you understand to a certain degree from being in the military. You have blessed me this morning with your kind comment. I am honored that you are my friend. Love to you my friend. I am with my daughter from WA and we are having a wonderful time. So if I miss anything I will catch up. Take care love β€οΈπŸ’•β€οΈJonikins

    1. Thank you so much my friend. I appreciate your kind comment so much. Love and hugs to you. Have a blessed day. Love ❀️ Joni πŸŒΊπŸ’–πŸ’•

    1. It is, you are so right about the bitter seed Anna, I learned about the bitter seed early
      In life. Forgiveness is the only way to go, you are so right. The only way to go, as the bitterness only hurts the person who holds onto their bitterness.
      Thank you so much for your kind comment and also for your excellent point. Well said my friend and thank you so kindly for reading. Have a blessed day. Love ❀️ Joni

    1. Thank you kind friend. I really appreciate your kind comment Stuart it means a lot to me. You and Valerie have a blessed day. Love β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•Joni

    1. Thank you dear Bulbul. I am so appreciative of your kind comments. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. Hugs and prayers for you and all your loved ones. πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’–

  3. Joni this is crowning! I love how you fill in interesting meanings with your usage of abstracts. A hailing of applauses to you dear friend! πŸŒΊπŸ‚πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ‚πŸŒΊ

    1. Wow, thank you for your kindness and gracious words I really appreciate them. I am grateful you find time to read my work and am grateful you do. Thank you for your applause my friend. Sending you love and coffee ice cream 🍨 and a shot of your favorite coffee. Love ❀️ Joni πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ¨β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

    1. Oh yes, you too. Isn’t it wonderful to read his work. Such a wonderful person. I will definitely check out your blog. Thank you for your kind words. Have an amazing day Cindy. Hugs πŸ€— Joni

      1. My pleasure. It is such a blessing to connect with others I could not agree more. During these crazy times I find it to be an extra blessing. Love ❀️ Joni

    1. Oh thank you so much for being so supportive my dear friend. Your words are like honey. I so appreciate you Ishita.

      I hope all is well with you and your loved ones Ishita. I am sending you lots of love and buckets of flowers πŸ’ 🌺🌸. xoxoxo Joni

      1. It is absolutely my pleasure Joni❀
        Everything is splendid. Sending lots of love, hugs, and flowersβ™₯οΈπŸ€—πŸ˜

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