Frailty Amongst The Lies

Poem by Joni Caggiano – Picture by Pexels

Frailty the stuff of life where burdens lie, and people bury
Unsung songs, misery, and grave hardships twice we carry

Bruises moving like brown tadpoles in a dry southern creek
Voices shallow telling lies like traitors when they dare speak

My heart is broken by daggers thrown from a vengeful voice
Choosing kindness gifted in golden threads is an angelโ€™s choice

Tenderness lies bound upon my shoulder like a wounded thing
As bitter words fly with angry winds and birds that cannot sing

53 thoughts on “Frailty Amongst The Lies

    1. Thank you Brad I am always smiling when you like a piece I write. You are a mentor of mine. So thank you so much. Sending appreciation and love. ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธJonikins

    1. Wow thank you Brad. Two comments I am very grateful for all your kind words.
      โ€œThe imagery and hyperbole are delicious and vivid.โ€
      Thank you Brad you have made my day. Sending buckets of love and lobsters for a wonderful meal. Love โค๏ธ Jonikins

    1. Thank you so very much my friend. I really appreciate your words and support. How is business? I told my daughter but she now has a full time live in nanny. I hope all is well with you. Sending you love, hugs and blessings. ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธJoni

  1. Those vengeful voice daggers inflict wicked wounds for sure.

    I love the imagery of tenderness being bound to you, wounded, but protected and well with someone who values it.

    1. What a kind comment and so appreciated as you certainly picked up what I was trying to express. Thank you for your reading and your thoughtful comment and support. It means a lot to me. Sending love and hugs to you and your loved ones. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

    1. Thank you Tiffany. You know I always wanted to paint but I cannot draw a decent stick figure. Coming for a very talented young artist like yourself your words mean so much. You are very talented my friend. Your art is beautifully. I am trying to catch up on reading today as well. Please stay healthy and safe. Sending you glorious fairies ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ with creative visions for you to paint. They love assisting and you will be teaching them a new skill. When they come back home they can at least hopefully with your help I can make a stick figure. Love you Tiffany ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธJoni

  2. This poem is so powerful, intense & painful….beautifully articulated….I can almost see it on my screen….I wanted to pick a fav line….so I read it several times….couldn’t find one….coz every single line is my fav….it’s beautifully deep….all I could do was to read & feel the heat….much love dear Joni โค๏ธโœจ

    1. Thank you my friend for your love and support. I am so glad you could enjoy each light and feel it. That is such a kind thing to say Navin. It means a lot to me, thank you. Sending love and hugs dear Navin. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

      1. Thank you kind friend. Sending love held within blue butterfly wings, fairies whispering silent things and childrenโ€™s laughter they also bring. Much love โค๏ธ Joni

      2. Only you can send love this way….simply beautiful….I’m blessed….much love & hugs โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

    1. Thank you for reading dear friend and for your incredibly comment. I canโ€™t even begin to imagine the pain our Savior felt. I have tried to imagine it as just being betrayed by your own people would have been so painful. The temptations he suffered by the devil unimaginable.
      So grateful for His Love and Sacrifice.
      Have a blessed evening my kind friend. Love โค๏ธ Joni โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

      1. Joni we are supposed to imagine the Lords suffering because he did it for us. Youโ€™re just an example of refinementโ€™ Your writings are human journeys that aid readers in their discovery of self. Love you!๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ’—

      2. Oh what a beautiful thing to say about me and my writing. You are very gracious with your words and they have warmed and touched my heart. Thank you dear friend. I hope you have a blessed weekend and please stay safe. Love โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธJoni

    1. Thank you Stuart. I really appreciate your kindness and your comment. We actually went for a lovely walk today it was beautiful in the high fifties and sunny. Love to you both. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•Joni

      1. Glad you enjoyed your walk, Joni. You’re in the mid fifties, Lynette is in the minus 20s, so we’re in the middle, around 2C today and unlikely to get warmer, so it’s warm clothing when we venture out. At least it should be dry! Keep safe and stay well.

  3. A great job. Your imagery is once again breathtaking, Joni. I love the phrase “kindness gifted in golden threads”. For abuse victims kindness is such a rare and precious commodity. It takes great courage to identify frailty as the stuff of life. Frailty is the quality for which abuse victims castigate themselves. Predators appear to have all the strength…at least all the weaponry. That we have survived their onslaught and their lies is a major achievement. <3 <3 <3

    1. Oh Anna your words gave me goosebumps. Always the truth about the heart of the abused. I bet you were one amazingly wonderful lawyer working tirelessly to get to the truth no matter the cost to yourself.

      You are right of course we truly didnโ€™t have any power, we were children living with a situation that made us feel incapable of feeling strong or good enough to fight these monstrous battles. I am glad you liked that line. You are right I sought kindness wherever I could and I found some with teachers at school when I was very young. I dreaded summer and holidays which meant being at home.

      โ€œThat we have survived their onslaught and their lies is a major achievement.โ€

      Thank you for your truthful and gracious comment dearest Anna. I survived but I will never be completely whole in someways. I know that when my time comes and God takes me home I will be whole and completely healed. Sending love and hugs to you Anna. ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

  4. This is heart aching joni, a beautiful pure piece. Thanks for sharing โค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. Thank you so much for reading. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate your kind support. I hope you have an amazing day. Love to you. ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธJoni

    1. Thank you so much. You are such a dear friend. I truly appreciate your kind words and your wonderful support my friend. Thank you from all the chambers of my heart. Love yโ€™all ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

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