Riding The Years of Love

Poem by Joni Caggiano 12/07/20 – Photograph by Andre Ulyssesdesalis in Pexels

feeling you as the stars are heating our passionate nest with fiery embers
reflecting on our youthful skin, and secret crimson frolics with intensity
chambers in my heart, beating fast, lay unrestricted by your touch
glutinous boundaries of cerulean I sail windlessly through as I clutch
my chest, like your love, at times, is so consuming, it is too much

years turn to decades as the path became imprinted in both of our spirits
thoughts, the sisters of attitude were at times bending us toward black
dividing joint and marrow in our youthful days, she was often there
rigidity, riding like a horse leaving hoof marks on my skin so fair
then God’s love touching you, for now equally yoked in prayer

like tree swallows fading into one heart as earth is with soul and spirit
gray hair uniting with the expanding moss dangling in a giant cypress
jointly now into the silken outline of the ocean’s dazzling auburn sky
our light stirs passing stars leading Into fused solace as they fly
a child plays as her mother opens a locket then births a sigh

44 thoughts on “Riding The Years of Love

  1. How beautifully have u described d journey of love; a life well – spent and fully lived; a love that consumed u!
    I particularly liked ‘ I sail windlessly’ and ‘births a sigh’. Thanks, my dear friend for sharing this πŸ™‚

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you so much for your kind words and support my friend. I hope you have a safe and blessed holiday season. Love πŸ’•β€οΈJoni

  2. Well written, Jonikins! I love the form here and the subtle rhyme scheme. Your descriptive phrasing is exceptional. Hope you and yours are well and happy this holiday season!

    1. Thank you so much Brad. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your gracious support. We are going to be home and grateful to be together. We don’t have any big plans. My daughter’s family went to Veil, Colorado against my better judgement but I just hope they are careful. I understand people getting tired of being at home. The virus sounds frightening. I hope you get to see some family. We will watch a service and be grateful. Take care my friend. Sending you love, hugs and appreciation. πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’πŸ¦‹Jonikins

    1. Thank you my kind friend. I hope you will be seeing family over the holidays. It is a strange holiday season. I
      Hope it finds you well, appreciated and loved. I know I appreciate your friendship and am sending lots of love as well. Please be careful, I am hoping this virus will have a vaccine soon and life will get back to normal. Love and hugs, πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’Joni

      1. Well please be safe my friend. North Carolina is a hot spot right now and we have friends who have lost loved ones and family members from the virus. We will be staying home and most likely watching movies. It is finally cold here but before a few days ago it was still like a warm spring. Crazy weather in the south. We moved from Seattle (after a record) when we had 90 straight days of rain. We get rain here but then the sun comes out. I hope that you have a blessed day. If I had family around I would spend it with them and just wear masks. Sending many hugs my friend. Love ya Joni πŸ’•β€οΈ

    1. Thank you dearest Button. I am so glad you like the poem. Thank you for your kind words sweet friend.
      Hope your foot is healing sweet Gabriela. I am sending lots of love, hugs and a very good physical therapist, just in case. In the meantime the fairies have made two sweet potato pies and there on there way to you Button.
      Love you honeybun

      1. My pleasure honeybun and thank you for the pies πŸ₯§ and the wonderful wishes. They all got here and I am happy now. Sending love and blessings β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

      2. Yea!! So glad dearest Button. You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all the love and blessings as we can all use them this holiday season. Thank you my kind and loving friend. I hope you will have a couple of days in which to eat and visit with love ones even if virtually. Xoxoxo πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ¦‹πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ»πŸ₯§πŸ₯§love Honeybun

  3. Such beauty in your words Joni and glad you are feeling better to share these beautiful visions of love in pen.. ❀️❀️❀️ πŸ™ Cindy

    1. Thank you so much my friend. I am so glad for your kindness and your support Cindy. I hope your family is well and you will be with those you love during the holidays. Please be safe. Stay safe dear Cindy. Sending love, hugs and blessings. Love you πŸ’•β€οΈJoni

    1. Oh thank you my friend. Growing old together in a marriage takes patience, forgiveness and love. I am so glad that resonated with you. There are lots of seasons to a union because no one is perfect. I feel so blessed to be married to my best friend and love. Merry holidays to you and your family and please be safe. Love to you and your loved ones. πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈJoni (Thank you for your support, it means a lot)

      1. My pleasure my friend. I love your work. There just isn’t enough time in the day to do so many artist justice. You are talented and I love your presentation. Thank you for your well wishes. Stay inspired and blessed. ❀️Joni

      2. Well that makes me very special, thank you my friend. You have such a unique talent it is a real treat to read and see your beautiful work. Sending lots of love. Joni

  4. Wow, Joni! I had to read this a few times, absolutely fantastic!!! Not that I am surprised, you always impress me with your words, so beautifully put together! πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

    1. Oh Tiffany you made my evening my friend. I can see why you had to read it a few times. It is the entire life cycle of two people young in love until they are both old with grey hair. The middle is about their difficult years. I am really happy that you read it and liked it my friend. Sending you lots of love my and thanks for your kind support it means a lot to me. Love ya β€οΈπŸ’•Joni

  5. JONI!!!! I LOOOOVVVEEEE this!!! Oh my!!! What a crazy beautiful wonderful AMAZING proclamation of Your LOVE. Wow. I’m reeling and smiling so big. Thank You for this!!! Sending huge hugs Your way! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜Š

    1. How sweet you are and now I am smiling. Yes I am crazily happy in love with my man. Thank you for all your kind words and support my sweet friend. Love y’all bundles. Hugs for the dragons. πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ‰πŸ‰

      1. My absolute pleasure!!! The dragons say hello and THANKS! for the hugs! They are sending chocolate draped kisses for the fairies and You Two as well! Love You right back! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

      2. Oh thank you dear Katy. I plan on keeping them for a couple of hours. I will put on my warmest coat and eat chocolates while they fly me around and we will take the fairies too. I have a custom coat with a large see through pocket so they can come too. Thank you sweetie. Love y’all πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸŒΉ

    1. Oh my goodness I shouldn’t be surprised given your sensitivity and intellect but I think you are the first one to realize that they were stages of my current marriage. Thank you my dear friend for reading always and your kind words. Sending you love and prayers. πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ™Joni

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