My New Poem “Red Poppy” Live on MasticadoresUSA

Photo by David Bartus on – Poem by Joni Caggiano

electricity surges from your auburn hair
men thirst for your flesh like a ripe pear
secrets warily etched in red ink on pillow
seek wisdom from God’s weeping willow

acquiesce to their tenders as you dare
as Samson, strength births in your hair
secure your hopes, dreams, and power
oh exquisite poppy, you glorious flower

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59 thoughts on “My New Poem “Red Poppy” Live on MasticadoresUSA

    1. Thank you Jeff and I don’t know if they announced the winner yet but congratulations for your nomination on Spillwords. Thank you for reading it is always appreciated as is your comments. Love and hugs back. ❤️🤗🦋

  1. A most beautiful and gentle poem, with such clear images perfectly crafted with your artistic sensitivities, precise and meaningful. Lots of love to you both Joni. 🌹🙏🏻♥️

    1. I think you could be right my wise friend. I once read an article in glamour or one of those fashion magazines that the most beautiful women in the world are the most insecure. I don’t buy those magazines anymore, although I have always loved fashion, because I don’t like how women are portrayed. The bone thin look encourages eating disorders and makes women who don’t starve themselves feel bad. Thank you for your very thought provoking comment. It is a great question. If anyone reads this and has something to say about this subject chime in. Love to you Colleen!! ❤️🤗🦋🌺🌹🌸

      1. Thank you Joni ❤️ it was your words that prompted the question. Maybe others didn’t go there but it’s what popped up into my head.

      2. There is a lot of truth, I believe, in what you say wise one. Often I think this happens as beautiful women want acceptance. I have had managers tell me they didn’t want to hire a women who was quite qualified for a job. When I asked what the problem was their response. She won’t be able to get anything done nor will my men because they will be around her desk all the time. My response, you can’t refuse to hire a beautiful woman. I have seen other women be so unkind to women that are beautiful. Jealousy is a cruel enemy. This is a very interesting subject wise one. Perhaps one of us should do a post some day on this subject. Some of the most beautiful women I have ever met is because they have compassion, grace, kindness towards others and a giving spirit. These shells we lose but our spirits stay with us. ❤️🤗🦋 I always love talking to you. A wise soul with so much wisdom to share my friend. Big hugs. ❤️🤗🦋Love Joni

  2. I think people with beauty or money might always feel secure in a relationship, wondering if the attention and love was real or just superficial. We live in an age of hey look at me, but when people look at us, we may be pleased, but we often take offense or develop insecurities. The beauty within is far more important. Thanks for sharing your poem Joni. Hugs to you both. Allan 💓🤗

    1. Great comment Allan and thank you for reading. We can’t take our money with us and beauty is fleeting. I have read in more than one article based on interviews and statistics that the most beautiful women in the world are the most insecure. I couldn’t agree more. If the heart is not kind then this outer shell we inhabit is not pretty once you get to know the person. Thanks very much for reading Allan and blessings to you and your family. ❤️🤗Joni

  3. Ok. This is AMAZING!!!! I love it and left a more complete comment over there that will make You laugh! This is crazy beautiful!!! Congratulations and Thank You, sweet Joni!!! WOWOWOWOW. 🤗❤️💐🧚🏽🐉💕😊

    1. Hi sweetie thank you so very much for your incredibly kind comments which by the way always make me smile. You are such a sweet soul. Love to you and thank you again dear Katy. ❤️🤗🦋🌻🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️🧚🏻🐉🐉🐉

      1. I am checking at least every other day and now and I am looking at your beautiful doggie and dandelion flowers is what I am seeing. Have you posted since then or changed your site? I just don’t want to miss your work sweet Katy? Sending you oodles of love and hugs. 🧚🏻🧚🏻🐉🐉🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️💦

      2. Aw! You are such a sweet Angel Lady, Joni!!! I am posting every Sunday….whenever…no set time. If You click on my page and hit home on Monday mornings, You’ll see my latest…as long as I remain consistent! 🤣 Haven’t fallen off the planet again yet so I may well be back. We’ll see. 😅 Thank You more than I can say for checking in all the time!!! That’s beyond sweet! Sending You huge hugs and Tons of Love!!! 🤗❤️🐬🐉🧚🏽💕😊

      1. Wonder what I was trying to say haha it looks like I was on drugs or something but nothing is legal here we are in NC. Can’t even successfully enjoy a glass of wine as I get migraines. Big hugs my sweet friend I love and am beside myself that you are back and my other self said she concurred. Hugs coming your way. Oh the dragon passed gas last night and blew the porch off. I was just grateful the fairies were not close it would have blown them into another country. No more black beans for them. 🐉🐉🐉🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️❤️

      2. 🤣🤣🤣 Ahhhhhhh….my sweet friend! You just gifted a great laugh!!! Thank You for all this!!! I’ll have the fairies repair the porch when You and Scott are in Washington. And yeah….I truly should have warned You not to feed them beans. That’s a no no. Broccoli does them in as well….so…..avoid that also. 🤣🤗❤️🧚🏽🌟💖🐲

      3. Here I thought I was being such a good host. Yep broccoli does the same thing to me as well, ha ha. Will take you up on fixing the porch, it works great for lighting all the candles at once, and knocking down small trees. Sending you lots of love and isn’t it wonderful to laugh these days, as we all need it with all the crap going on in our beautiful world. Sending my love as always. 🐉🐉🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🐣🐣

      4. Have an amazing weekend I will be looking for your post tomorrow. Love ya sweetie. 🐉🐉🐉🧚🏻🧚🏻🧚🏻🧚🏻💕🧜‍♀️

      5. Blessings to you my dearest Katy. I always look forward to your posts and I am certainly not alone. You have a gift for making people smile even in these times of such tragedy. Thank you always for that my dear friend. Sending your love and blessing this Holy Week. xoxoxo Joni

      6. Ahhhh….that’s the sweetest gift. Thank YOU, beautiful Joni!!! Mission accomplished then!!! Sending You Love and Blessings for this Holy Week right back!!! 💖🤗❤️🙏🏼💐💕

      7. You are so welcome Katy. I hope you will be blessed by someone special in your life. You deserve someone very loving. You are like a bolt of kindness that stretches for miles reaching everyone you touch. Blessings and love to you Katy my sweet and talented friend. ❤️

      8. Aw! Your so kind, sweet Joni! Thank You! I reckon I have my moment! 😅 And Your hope is so sweet! I’m truly happy alone at the moment (with amazing friends!) but if the Good Lord has romantic plans for me down the road, that’s okay too. Blessings and Love right back to You! ❤️❤️❤️

      9. GIRRRRRRL. Now You’ve gone and done it. 🤣🤣🤣 You just put the song ‘Matchmaker’ from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in my head! 😅 I’m a literal walking jukebox and am an odd storehouse of lyrics! I remember them all. So now….that song will be playing over and over and over in my head! 😅 Lord have mercy!!! 🤣🤣🤣 And You are so very sweet! I’m honoured. It’s really lovely that You care….the most wonderful lady at work that I’d like to be when I grow up was making a concerted effort to set me up the other day. I work around MANY beautiful men. Goodness. And she knows them all. We had many laughs and I told her I’m just not interested right now but assured her if I get a crush on someone or if she hears wind of someone who may is interested in me and the time is right….yes….I’ll go out on a date. 😂 Love You, too! Thank You for Your sweet wishes. They are like hugs. 💖💖💖

      10. Haha don’t you hated when that happens. Wow the only beautiful man I ever see where I live is in our house. Sounds like you are in a perfect spot for it. I understand needing to be ready. By the way Scott and I were in Fiddler on the roof. Scott was in local plays and played the MC in Cabaret. That was his last show. I didn’t want that life. I saw things I didn’t like going on in that world. That was our last play together.
        I hope you find someone deserving Katy. I like to see wonderful people connected. I am going in to see your post. I am glad you are around nice people. Sending you bundles of Easter 🐣 eggs and send my love to the dragons. Lots of love and hugs 🤗 🐉🐉🧚🏻🧚🏻😘😘🙏

      11. OH HOW FUN!!! LOVING that Y’all met in Fiddler. Who did Y’all play? And that’s SOOOO cool about Scott being in Caberet! WOW! What a wonderful part!

        I get Your withdrawal. Completely. 🤣

        And Thank You!!! I sent bundles of Easter eggs made of Love Y’alls way!!! The dragons can be quite clumsy though, so God knows if they arrived whole or not. Anyway….Lots of Love and hugs right back to You, beautiful!!! 🤗💖🧚🏽🐲💕💐😊

      12. The dragons made it here. We love having them here they are always fun. Someday soon we should get together and each ride a dragon some place incredible. Wouldn’t it be fun if we were neighbors. I think that would be smashing fun. Sending lots of love to you my friend. ❤️🤗🦋🐉🧚🏻🐉🧚🏻🐉🧚🏻

      13. It would be fun, indeed!!! And YES!!! I’m up for a dragon ride someday!!! How amazing would THAT be?!!! 😃❤️🐲🧚🏽🌷💕😊

      14. Wouldn’t that just be such a wonderful gift. I would just love that my friend. Great big hugs. ❤️🤗🦋😘🐉🐉🧚🏻🧚🏻🐉🐉

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