Drowning in Silence

Photo Pexels – Life of Pix – Poem by Joni Caggiano (28 second read)


in these final loud wounding hours,
the sunshine like a rainbow so dazzling
through my open slits, I can serenely depart
agony in the iris of my weary eye
bubbles floating up I tenderly sigh

sleeping where the purple iris lay still
rousing now to sing a silky song to her
buoyant yet strong faith swells in her heart
the silence is no longer a toxic weight
a fish will nibble me, for I am the bait

ears no longer ring from her anxiety
naked body touching white silk cloth
no more fears judging like a blanket of bricks
can injure her spirit, her unblemished soul
relaxing now she can rest and just let go


Note from Author: I will be off line for about a week. I am having a hard time with an old cervical injury that happened via water skiing. I will miss each and every one of you but I realized I needed to get some treatment and I hope you will miss me as much I know I will miss each of you. Sending love, hugs and blessings. Joni

76 thoughts on “Drowning in Silence

    1. Oh thank you Brad for your kind words and friendship. I will get a dozen cortisone shots tomorrow. My Nero guy is very good. I will be very sore for a few days but then I with have relief. Much love to you Brad. Stay safe my treasured friend. Hugs 🤗💕❤️Jonikins

  1. Sweet Joni…my Lord. I am so sorry You are having problems and hope You feel better soon!!! I wish we lived closer…I’d offer a hand. Between beautiful Scott and all the Angels around You I know You are well cared for! You are so very in my heart!!! Sending lots of Love and Light Your way!!!

    This poem is so sad, sweet and lovely. You know, when I was in my early 20s I had a dream that I was drowned. It was actually a murder….but once I let go it felt just exactly like Your poem says. It was SOOOO peaceful and crazy beautiful. My soul flew upward and I sat on the water’s edge watching my body float down. I haven’t thought of that dream in a million years. You sooo completely nailed it.

    AND last but NOT least….THANK YOU sooo very much for the wonderful review!!! You are TRULY generous beyond measure; an Angel in Your own right. Both of You are. Sending huge hugs Your way and the dragons are bringing a chicken soup tonic for Your back that smells like fresh lavender on a silky, summer morning!!! Love You bunches!!! 🤗💖🐉✨🧚🏽💝😊

    1. Oh thank you for sharing that dream with me, how kind of you. I have come close to drowning twice. It wasn’t pleasant I was young both times. I am glad your dream had a more pleasant ending. Isn’t that strange just how real dreams can be.
      Katy thank you for all your kind words. I will get twelve injections tomorrow in my upper shoulders and on top of them too. They are cortisone injections and I will be a bit soar but then I will feel so much better. Thank you for the soup and sending the dragons.
      Yes, you are right Scott will take wonderful care of me. Mostly I need a break from the computer it is hard on my shoulders. By the way lavender is one of my favorite smells. What a lovely gift thank you.
      As for the review I simply told the truth about our experience. We had such fun. Our grandchildren will love their copy too.

      I wish you lived closer too. Who. Knows maybe we will find the perfect cabin in the hot springs area. We are still looking hard and getting things done to this house. The goal is to give most everything away like you did. I love that video. Sending you so much love Kind Katy. You stay safe. Love you bunches. 🤗💕❤️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🌺🌺🐉🐉Joni

      1. I’m happy You didn’t drown!!! Lord! And sending so much Love about Your shoulders and back and the shots. God….that’s so many!!! HUGEST Hugs to You!!! I’m sending even more lavender!!! Love You bunches right back! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

      2. Thank you dearest I already have the lavender it really helps. Thank you sweetie. Prayers going up to heaven just wanted you to know. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thanks Allan. I really appreciate your well wishes. I will get a dozen cortisone shots in my trapezius and on top of the shoulders and I will be soar but then I will be much better. Just something I live with. We all have aches and pains but working on the computer makes it worse. In a few days I will be so much better. Take care my friend. ❤️

    1. Thank you so much Virginia. That means so much to me. Truly blessed by your prayers and well wishes my friend. Love ❤️ Joni 🤗💕❤️🦋🦋🙏

    1. Oh thank you Tim. I am glad you liked the poem and thank you so much for the healing purrs. Thank the kitties for me too. Sending love and hugs and lots of gratitude for your friendship Tim. You two be safe. Love ❤️ Joni

  2. Jonie, sending strong healing vibes, love, and hugs to you. I read your poem twice and it is eerie and calming at the same time. So beautiful. Rest now and will look forward to more beautiful poems.

    1. Oh thank you so much. I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful people on line. Thank you for your warm wishes. After my 12 cortisone shots tomorrow I will be a bit sore but then I should have a lot of relief. I did this about three months ago and what an enormous difference it made. I have a good neurologist who listens to me. The computer is hard on the neck. So glad we met my friend. You have an amazing and inspiring week. Sending lots of love and hugs your way. 🤗💕❤️🦋🦋Joni

  3. Dear Joni,
    Your poem stirred so many feelings inside and I’m sure glad you made it out alive.
    I’m glad you will be getting the treatment you need which sounds long overdue. I am sending you lots of love and blessings for a perfect outcome and also the doctors that they will work there miracles for you. Big hugs and you will be missed but see you soon! love and hugs my dearest. light and love all around!!! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🥰🥰🥰😘

    1. Dear one so much closer than far, thank you Cindy. I appreciate all your kind words so much. You are such a sweet soul. I had this done about 90 days ago and I don’t like being on steroids at all but the other choices are so much more invasive. My surgery is twenty years old so there is a lot of pressure in C1 through C 3. A water skiing accident. The shots really help but I will be sore a few days. I am so grateful that I will feel so much better. Thank you so much really Cindy you truly are a bright light. Blessings to you my friend. 🤗💕❤️Love you Joni

      1. awww Yes, closer than far..you are so welcome and I’m so glad this is behind you Dear Joni! Oh I would like it either but you do what you have to do and this sounds like the better solution for sure. oh boy, I will be praying and sending healing for a perfect outcome dearest! That’s no fun! No headstands for you in yoga and If I ever do one one the video turn your head: that would be painful to watch. Hope you have some good movies. It’s my pleasure and wish I was even closer.. than far.. xoxoxoxo Thanks for the love and blessings. ❤️

    1. Thank you my Mermaid friend. I get my shots today and should be much better in a week. Thank you for the healing bubbles my friend. Sending lots of hugs and love to you, Joni

      1. Oh thank you kindly I am definitely on the mend my friend. Thank you so much. Sending love, hugs and blessings your way as well. Love ❤️ Joni

      2. Thank you my sweet mermaid 🧜‍♀️ friend. Hope you are having an amazing week. Love ❤️ and bubbles Joni 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️

    1. I appreciate you sweet words so much Tiffany. Thank you for all your healing vibes. I am waiting in the Dr. office awaiting my injections and this put a smile on my face. Thank you sweetie. Sending love ❤️ and gratitude. Joni 🤗💕❤️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🦋🦋

    1. Thank you my friend for your kind words they are so appreciated. Sending love ❤️ and hugs to all your loved ones. 🤗💕❤️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🐉🐉 love Joni

  4. All the positive energy & love sent your way Joni, makes my heart sing. Get that much needed break to heal. The poem is intense & beautiful. Your fairies will assist in your healing & give your husband breaks, so he can be strong to help you relax & mend. Much love always. No peeking at this post until you are stronger & the injections have time to do their work.

    1. You know me better than that. I am sore but this will pass in just a few days. The fairies dictated this so don’t be mad at me my dearest and longest friend. You are such a sweetheart. The fairies 🧚‍♀️ I like your land they radioed they won’t be coming back. Your photography is breathtaking my friend. I look forward to your feature. I love you bunches, and you stay off
      that foot. I love you Janette. 🤗💕❤️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🐉🐉Joni

  5. Joni I am sorry to learn about your suffering. You are so dearly loved by AOC and others. May my spiritual flowers, love, hugs and prayers lift you up to a complete healing! I’m sending medical nursing fairies too!💐🍮🍂🍮🌸🍂🍮🍮💐Thank you for your loving poetry which expresses your strength and courage, I’m with you and love you!

    1. Oh thank you so much. My heart is so very touched by all the kind words and I know they are sincere. Thank you for the healing fairies my dear friend. I too love AOC. Thank you for you love it means the world to me. I will be back on in a week. Love you bunches. 💕❤️🤗🙏☕️☕️☕️🧚🏻🧚🏻🧚🏻

    1. You are such a sweetheart and a good friend John. Thank you for reposting my poem. I appreciate your friendship so much. Thank you sweet John. Sending you lots of love and gratitude. 🤗💕❤️🦋😘 love Joni

      1. John you are a gift a light for people out here trying to build an audience. You are a sweetheart for sure and care about others. Love you very much my friend. 🤗💕❤️Joni

  6. Another beautiful poem, Joni. I am so sorry to hear you are having health issues. I hope and pray you will make a speedy recovery, my dear friend. May God watch over you. <3 <3 <3

    1. Thank you so much dearest Anna. Please don’t worry about me as I am so very blessed my kind friend. Everything went well just wanted folks to know why they would not be hearing from me. Thank you for your blessings. My heart is still with you Anna and your family. Praying this Sabbath for many blessings and healing for your precious family.
      Love you Anna,
      Joni 💕❤️🙏🦋🤗😘

  7. Very intense piece honeybun. I can feel every word you wrote.
    I am so sorry you were not feeling well. I hope things got better.
    Sending you love and blessings. Please take good care of yourself.

    I am sorry I am late. Last week it was busy.
    May you have a magical day tomorrow. No pain. Inspiration and beautiful dreams.
    Love you
    G (Button)

    1. I am so happy to hear from you my dear Button. Thank you for your kindness and for reading. This piece was about the feeling of pressure from this world we find ourselves in today. I am healing and feel better. Thank you so much for asking my friend. I am sending lots of love to you. xoxoxxoxoxox love honeybun

      1. The piece is gorgeous. I am glad you feel better. Please take good care of yourself. We need your beautiful poetry ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

    1. Thank you so kindly Louis so thoughtful of you my friend. It is nice to be missed that means a lot. I am much better. Thank you so much for your healing thoughts, love and hugs. Sending some back too. I am grateful you liked the piece. ❤️💕🦋Love Joni

  8. Joni I wish you a quick and speedy recovery and that you feel good and well again. I will miss you, certainly and this poem is smashing good, beautiful words! Get well soon and take good care,
    Blessings and love from us in Spain to you and your husband,

    1. Thank you so much for your gracious words my friend. I am on the mend and grateful. Thank you Francisco for all your kind words. I have missed every one also. Sending out love and many blessings to you both. 🤗❤️😘🌹

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