My Poem “The Fate of Humanity” Live On Spillwords Press NYC

Whale Breaching  in open sea

Photo by Andre Estevez from Pexels

sand left by doting fairies, sifting from somnolent eyes, as I awake from sleep
during the hours of words that drift between lovers, without needing to speak

I am awakening to water surrounding my bed, as mermaids with golden scales
laughing tender vocal notes with my velvet bunnies, now spinning infantile tales

their stuffing floating in the indigo waters, as a mermaid is whispering in my ear,
you must love with an active passion, or this earth may turn to dust, is our fear

she ties her bright red hair around my small waist in case I fall from my tiny bed
outside the house, water is high in the yard, as I perceive an overwhelming dread

nature cries in unison, as the old soul of a giant weeping willow senses my fears
limbs tangling as she is drowning with a million sad memories giving birth to tears

To finish reading please go to Spillwords – today, July 25th is the only day to cast your vote for my poem this month.  If you like it please click on the little heart to show some love.  My Spillwords Press NYC author page is Joni’s Poetry .  I know everyone is very busy but if you like any of the poems on my page from 2021 please leave me some love.  A big thank you to Spillwords Press NYC for publishing my work as I am grateful to be among so many talented writers.  

88 thoughts on “My Poem “The Fate of Humanity” Live On Spillwords Press NYC

    1. Thank you Tim. Everyone knows how much you love our world. You tell us through that lens of your. You two live in a piece of paradise surrounded by so many magnificent creatures, including your beautiful trees. Have a great Sunday. Love and hugs Joni

    1. Thank you so much for reading Francisco I really appreciate your reading and your support. The US uses too many resources and creates too much waste. In 2018 the US had less than five percent of the world’s population, we use twenty percent of the world’s energy and we are slow to create renewable energy.
      You two have an amazing day. Thanks again Francisco for your sweet support. Love to you both from us. ❤️🤗

    1. Oh Cassa thank you. I am so grateful you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for reading. In 2021 The World Population Balance showed that if everyone in the world lived like an average person in the US we would need five earths to support our lives. That is really sad to me. Thanks for your support. Love and hugs to you. ❤️🤗😘💕Joni

    1. Oh thank you what a kind thing to say. I am glad you liked the poem about our precious earth. Hope you are well. I will visit soon. You never show up in my reader anymore. I hope you have an amazing Sabbath. Sending love, hugs and God’s blessings to you. Thanks for your sweet support. ❤️🤗😘💕✝️

      1. Thank you for your love and hugs my friend. I am so glad you are still around. I am sending back lots of hugs, love and blessings. xoxoxoxox Joni

      1. What you did with your book about our precious earth was a wonderful thing. Poetry is starting to really make a significant impact again. I look forward to reading it. We place an Amazon order about once a week. I should have it soon and I am anxious to read it. Thank you for making a difference. Hugs 🤗 Joni

    1. Thank you so much Patricia I appreciate your support and your reading my work it means a lot to me.

      I am glad you liked that line. There are so many things people need to do in order to stop this problem. One of our WordPress community members Ingrid Wilson put together an anthology including many people in the community and their work – it is called the Anthropocene Hymnal. It is about the world’s climate change and biodiversity loss. It went live yesterday and is on sale on Amazon. You probably know all about it. I think that was a lovely thing for her to do. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday. Love and hugs 🤗 Joni

  1. Your writing continues to grow in its beauty and artistry. So deserving of this recognition. Though they will only count my vote once, I am clicking it twice, just because! Congrats, my friend!

    1. Brad thank you so much. You are very kind in your praise Brad it touches my heart. Thanks for the extra click, very sweet. It is always an honor to be published on Spillwords. Thank you for your support my friend. Sending lots of love ❤️ and hugs as always. 🤗Jonikins

  2. Such a gorgeous and heart touching piece. I loved the metaphors and imagery, absolutely stunning dear Joni.

    “nature cries in unison, as the old soul of a giant weeping willow senses my fears
    limbs tangling as she is drowning with a million sad memories giving birth to tears”
    Such heartbreaking and sublime lines❤

    “gracious life that lives in the sea.”
    “the hopeful fate of humans once again.”
    Loved these line💕🌹🌹

    This was very beautiful piece about our Earth and it is extremely important for many people to understand that we need to save our dear planet.
    Sending buckets of love and hugs🤗❤💕💕Take care🥰

    1. Oh Ishita, thank you so much for this very gracious comment. I am so glad you liked the imagery and metaphors.

      I am grateful you liked those lines. I hope people will think about how special our beautiful earth is and how we need to protect it. I am guessing you know about Ingrid Wilson’s “The Anthropocene Hymnal which is all poems from community members about this subject. It was a wonderful thing for her to do.

      I hope your studies are going very well and that you are getting time to write. I will be checking today.

      Sending you and your family so much love and hugs. I can feel yours, thank you. ❤️🤗😘💕🤗

      1. Absolutely my pleasure!❤

        Yes, I know about the book through Gabriela’s post. It is a very beautiful initiative by Ingrid.

        Yes they are Joni, thank you so much for asking. I will be posting something tomorrow most probably😊 Thanks a lot for your support dear.


      2. Oh yea I look forward to reading it. I admire how hard you are working on your studies Ishita. Oh of course you would know. That was such a lovely post Gabriela (Button) did in support of this project. Plus being in the book. I am so excited to read Ingrid’s Anthology and to get Button’s new book. Yea!!! Your poetry is so beautiful and I look forward to reading your new piece. Very glad to hear your family is all well. Sending my love to you and your family. It is I who should thank you as you have been a supporter of my since the beginning.
        With my love,
        Joni ❤️❤️❤️❤️

      3. Thanks a lot dear Joni. I am preparing for the medical entrance exam in India, and entrance exams here are extremely competitive. But I am glad I have such supportive parents and family who always remind me that I need to study joyfully, and not take them as a burden.
        I am so happy for Gabriela! She truly deserves all of this; she is really such a gem.
        Thank you for your constant love Joni. I can’t express how much it means to me❤
        Lots and lots and love..💕🥰🌹

      4. Oh I am so happy for you my dear friend. I can’t imagine how hard that must be but I will pray for your strength and success. You can do this.

        I too am so happy for Button. She has been a mentor and so gracious and generous to me and many people. She is above petty jealousies and instead gives and gives of herself to others. I can’t wait to read her book. The last one blew me away.

        You have my love, and I hope and pray you will have all that you wish to do in the service of others. Bless you my sweet friend.
        Sending you big hugs. Love ❤️ Joni

  3. Woww!! My sweetie, this is fantastic..! I love love love it every much..! You’re such an beautiful angel..! Woww!! How BEAUTIFULLY written..! Marvellous dear Joni..! Sending you lots of love and hugs..!🤗🤗💖💕❤️

    1. Thank you so much for your kindness Filarance. You are so sweet to read and comment. Thank you so much. Have a blessed Sabbath. ❤️🤗😘🦋

      1. Woww!! You’re very welcome dear Joni..! Happy to hear from you..! It’s absolutely my pleasure..! Have a blessed day my sweetie..!💕😘🤗

    1. Thank you my dear friend. So appreciate your taking time to read and comment with all the things on your busy plate. Love you Jill and sending love and prayers for your precious family. ❤️🤗😘🦋

  4. “Is it too late for us to truly love God and one another?” Such a poignant question. I could not help but think of Scripture. “Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets” (Matt. 22: 37-40). If we could only live w/ love this would be a different world. Sending loving thoughts your way, dear friend. A. <3 <3 <3

    1. Those are two beautiful memory verses and you are so right Anna. I pray some day we can touch that surface as it would make such an enormous difference in our world.
      Thank you so much for thinking of me as I too have had you on my mine. I will write you today or tomorrow. I hope you are well. Love you Anna, Joni ❤️🤗😘🦋

    1. Oh thank you dearest Button. I am happy you liked the piece. I have been thinking of you so many gorgeous works lately. You have been burning the midnight oil as my mom use to say. I can’t tell you how happy I am for you. You have worked so hard and each piece is more brilliant than the last. This book is going to fly off the shelves. Thank you for your hearts. I am sending you lots of love always as well and hugs. I have so missed giving hugs. 🤗❤️😘💕❤️🌺🌸🌻🌹
      J (honeybun)

      1. My pleasure honeybun and thank you for your wonderful words. Hopefully. We will see.
        Back to your piece: it’s beautiful. It’s mesmerizing. Congratulations once again.

      2. Thank you so much Button. I am pleased you liked the piece and glad you found it mesmerizing.

        I wanted to thank you also for introducing me to so many wonderful new writers to follow on MasticadoresUSA. I was so pleased to update my bio for my Spillwords post to include my work in this fabulous on line international publication. Hope you have an amazing week.
        (J) honeybun

        #TheFateOfHumanity #Spillwords #MasticadoresUSA

  5. Oh, wow, this is a special one, Joni! So well done, so many great lines, I can’t pick a favorite! Yay, I’m following you on Twitter now too!💕🥰🐋

    1. Thank you dear Tiffany, what a kind and sweet thing to say. I think I am already following you, if I do something wrong on Instagram please ignore that and just know I am super challenged with that venue. I am working on it but your work looks perfect on Instagram. Sending you lots of love and hugs, Joni xoxoxoxo

    1. Hi my dear friend. I am recovering from my back procedure but feeling pretty good today. I am just taking it easy. Thank you for reading Cindy I haven’t been on line for a few days but I wanted to answer a few comments. I hope you are feeling well my friend from not so far away. I am sending a big package of tickets via the fairies so that your lovely children can come and see you when ever they want. There will be lots of tropical trips included. Thank you for reading my kind friend and for your congratulations. Love You Bundles, Joni

      1. Oh my Joni,
        thanks for letting me know.. I thought you were done with surgeries and you were better now.
        I’m sorry to hear but glad you are on the mend.
        Take very good care of you and my guess is you have to keep moving so so do so and take care. Oh I’m enjoying the silence of them all gone right now so I’ll take a rain check from the beautiful fairies so thank you.. keep them coming.. Lot’s of love and you are most welcome my friend that’s closer than far and always in my heart. xo 💖💖💖🌷🌷❤️❤️❤️

  6. I loved reading this beautiful poem <3 and I would've voted for sure on Spillwords! Sorry Joni, I'm awfully late and I can but only hope that my previous vote on Spillwords did help

    1. You are so sweet my friend. Don’t even worry about it. There was only a day to vote for me. I just really appreciate your reading my work. Thank you so much and I pray you have a blessed and wonderful weekend. Love to you and all those you love, Joni xoxoxox

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