Cleansing Rain

Poem and Photo by Joni Caggiano June 27, 2021




blood drips from my heart
my silk gown grows thorns
blinded by yellow from the start

drowning in my own skin
flowers grow from fingers
a vase of emotions growing thin

angry at God, I fall down
another day lily dies slow
tears become an ocean of sound

my cart is deep with pain
brands of scentless sorrow
naked, I await the cleansing rain

Note from Joni: Hello my fellow friends and artists. I have some long overdue maintenance to do on my computer that the fairies can’t figure out and will likely be busy reassuring them, so if I miss something, please know that I will get back to it as soon as I can and am able to. The fairies feel bad, and are giving you all an extra dose of fairy dust for your troubles. I appreciate and care for you all very much and will see you soon. Love, hugs and prayers always, Joni.

54 thoughts on “Cleansing Rain

  1. I felt the fairy dust settle on me and felt your love and hugs. Take your time, yoursweet fairy dust will hold me until we meet again! Your poem was so deep and sad and longing, but beautiful!

    1. Oh thank you sweet Brenda, I sure appreciate your kind support. Thank you for your kind words. Glad you are enjoying the fairies they can be a lot of fun. If you haven’t tried flying with the fairy dust be sure to do so. Love you, will be catching up soon. xoxoxox Joni

    1. Hi Kritika, thank you so much for your very kind comment, I really appreciate your reading and your support. Thank you and I will try to get caught up on some of the reading I have missed now that my computer is back in working mode. Sending you love and hugs, xoxoxoxo Joni

      1. That is great. Happy that it is fixed. Loads of hugs and love to you too xoxoxo
        And it is my pleasure always to read your words. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh you are so sweet Shweta, they finally did and I did have to buy a new phone but they were able to wipe my computer and with lots of help we finally got the backup working as well. A bit scary for a short while. I am an anxious person, so I appreciate your well wishes more than you know. Sending lots of love and hugs, Joni xoxoxox

      1. I understand. That must have been pretty scary. I’m glad to know that it’s all settled. Lots of love and hugs to you too ๐Ÿค—

    1. You are a sweetheart Cassa. It was tricky there for a bit. Both my phone and computer were acting up at the same time. I had to buy a new phone and had to wipe my computer and then the download wasn’t working. So much anxiety with my work as the cloud makes me nervous also. Anyway in the end both were working and I feel blessed that they were. Thank you for your thoughtful words, Cassa. Sending you lots of love and hugs my friend. xoxoxox Joni

    1. Thank you Brad, I am so glad you liked it. I have some catching up to do. I had to buy a new phone as my old one was no longer working and could not be fixed and then my computer had to be wiped at an Apple store after three hours of trouble shooting with the Apple specialist, those folks are very helpful and kind. Still I was a wreak that they had to wipe it and then my back-up wasn’t working at first. Lots of interesting, anxiety provoking things that are now settled, thank the Great Lord above. Hope your week is going well Brad, with love, Jonikens

      1. Oh thanks so much Brad. I knew you would understand. It was frightening and I am an anxious person anyway. Thanks for the hugs, I really miss hugs. We southerners are big huggers. Thank you for the Gremlin spray, great thinking by the way. I will keep it close by and one eye open while I sleep. Thanks and sending you lots of hugs and love. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•Jonikins

    1. Thank you so much Tim. I certainly appreciate your kind words my friend. They touch my heart. Hope your week is going smoothly. I had to replace my phone and then had a problem with the download and also had to take my computer to an actual store at a mall (if you can believe that) to try and fix a bug. They had to wipe it which always scares me. Then we had problems with the download of the back up. Needless to say I know you can appreciate how it can be a bit scary when you have to take everything off your computer. It all worked out in the end. Sending you lots of warm hugs and love Tim. xoxoxox Joni

    1. Thank you so much for reading my work and your comments. I do so appreciate your gracious support. Your words are very kind and I surely appreciate your graciousness. Love, Joni xoxoxo

    1. Dearest Jill, thank you for your kind comment. I will touch basis with you soon. Sending you and your family loving prayers Jill. Hugs and love always for your precious family. xoxoxo

    1. Thank you dear Filarance, I so appreciate your reading and your comments. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Sending you love my friend. xoxoxox Joni

      1. You’re very welcome dear Joni..! It’s absolutely my pleasure..! Sending you love and hugs my dear..! xoxoxo..!๐Ÿค—

  2. Heartbreaking. You have a unique way w/ words, dear friend. Your imagery is both beautiful and poignant. Sending loving thoughts your way, as always. Blessings, A. <3 <3 <3

    1. I so appreciate your reading my work and your gracious comments when you probably should have been resting after your journey. Love and blessings, Joni xoxoxoxo

  3. Those heartbreaking beautiful lines are amazing and that’s how I feel about that damn technology. Sending fairies your way to fix your computer and bleeding heart to find love and peace again dear friend๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–xoxoxoxox

    1. Oh thanks for the fairies they are the best aren’t they? I got my new phone and it is a long story which meant a visit to the mall (can you believe it) but between the Apple store and then help on line with downloading my data I am back in business today. Thank you for all your kindness, it was a rough couple of days. Love you Cindy, xoxoxoxo Joni

      1. Ohhhhh yaayyyyy there is a god with fairy dust blessing you. Apple.. a love hate!!!!

        enjoy being up and running again my darling Joni ๐Ÿ’–

      2. Thank you Cindy. I really appreciate it. Who will let us know when your Anthology is up for sale? I hope someone does. Such a precious thing. Love ya bundles. Joni โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

      3. Oh my gosh, It’s July 1rst for the U.S. and there’s only about 3 of us from there so I will I promise and thanks a lotโฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’–โฃ๏ธ

  4. You just keeping writing poetry that makes me say WOW! Absolutely exceptional, Joni, so few words, so much expression!!! I hope your computer issues are resolved soon! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒž

    1. You are a sweetheart Tiffany. My backup wasnโ€™t working at first after they had to wipe my computer. I am so thankful Apple was able to help. I had to buy a new phone as it wasnโ€™t working any longer either.
      So I am going to stay up later and try and catch up a little. Thank you as always for your kind words. I respect your talent very much so it means the world. Sending hugs and love my kind friend. Love โค๏ธ Joni

  5. Your words are a journey of pain and where resolves can grow from identifying truths. Pain is life threatening and real but love has greatest magic for revival! Sending heartful hugs dear Joni! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’žโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

    1. Thank you so much. You always say the kindest things about my writing and always seem to understand me as well. With forgiveness the cleansing comes. Love is such a blessed gift. Thank you so much dear friend. Hope your week is going well. Sending love and coffee. โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜

      1. Yes indeed and all of our lives are in the painful workings. Sending big healing hugs with croissants and coffee! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ‚

    1. Thank you dearest Button, I am delighted and happy you liked it. Thank you so much for reading. I too am sending you lots of love, always,
      honeybun xoxoxoxo

      1. Will do! Thank you. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป

  6. Reading you poem, I feel the hope with the cleansing of the rain and in this moment I know that God is great! Thank you for writing so beautifully๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’• Ps. Thank you for the extra dose of fairy dust, very well received๐Ÿค—

    1. Oh Henrietta I am delighted that the fairy dust found you. Yes God is so Great and He takes care of His children. We are two of those souls and are so blessed to know Him. God does in fact cleanse the world with the rain. I am glad you found hope in that line. It was written exactly for that reason. Thank you and have a blessed day my friend. Love โค๏ธ Joni ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

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