My New Poem “Death of Innocence” live on Spillwords press nyc

Archangel Michael, Painting by AKJ via Artmajeur

his mighty breath shakes the Carpathian conifers
angels caress the Black Sea with salty blue tears
yards of peat moss release threads of red energy
fire salamanders scream out in their volcanic rage
you will not put Ukrainians in your silencing caves

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I have felt so blessed to be part of a community with such an out pouring of love for our brothers and sisters in the Ukraine.  A big thanks to all those countries who have taken in Ukrainian families.  

46 thoughts on “My New Poem “Death of Innocence” live on Spillwords press nyc

  1. So good to see your work recognized again for its beauty and creativity. You have really grown as an artist, and I am so proud of you! I am ready to hand over the “Author of the Year” trophy to you in 2022!

    1. Thank you Brad you are a sweetheart. I appreciate your kind words I have had some great mentors you definitely included. You have taught me many things. I wish you could teach me your discipline. That last line made my day Brad and also made me smile. You are a blessing in my life Brad. Sending you big hugs, love, blessings and always my prayers. ❤️Jonikins

    1. I am sure you do my wise friend. I am not watching too much news on my computer as it is heartbreaking. Hope you are well. I will be visiting today, sending my love. ❤️🤗🦋

  2. Wonderful Joni, stirring stuff! Inspirational; evocative and comforting at the same time! Let’s hope for an end to this horrible; needless war. And yes, thank goodness for all the people taking Ukrainian refugees in! 🙏❤️

    1. Thank you Ken. I appreciate your thoughtful words. I am praying for an end as so many people are my friend. I am so grateful for the kindness people are showing the Ukrainian people. Hope you have a blessed weekend. Big hugs 🤗 Joni

      1. Indeed you are Joni! Powerful prayers they are, I reckon! 🙏👍 If only prayers had the immediate impact of the bombs and guns raining down on the poor Ukrainian people and could physically girded the Russians to lay down their arms. But they are certainly equally if not more far reaching. Hope you have a blessed weekend too! 🤞🙏😁🤗

      2. It is devastating to watch the news so I really limit myself. I don’t know what God’s plan is but I will keep praying my friend. Let’s hope that this stops soon. Big hugs 🤗 Joni

    1. Thank you Nancy I appreciate you reading and so glad you liked it. It is a sad state of affairs but I have hope that all will end soon. Have a blessed weekend. Hugs 🤗 Joni

    1. We did too when we lived in Seattle in our first small community. They were the kindest people. I can’t imagine what it must be like for your neighbors. It must be so hard. Thank you for your very gracious comment my friend. I am certainly praying for the Ukrainian people and all those who are being so gracious and bringing them into their homes. Have a blessed weekend. ❤️🤗🦋🌹love and hugs to you two, Joni

  3. So sad yet powerful.
    “fire salamanders scream out in their volcanic rage
    you will not put Ukrainians in your silencing caves”
    Love these lines. Sent a chill down my spine.
    Congratulations on the publication. 🙂

    1. Thank you Terveen I appreciate your kindness very much. It is so wonderful watching how other countries are helping. Sending big hugs 🤗 and thank you again. ❤️

    1. Thank you my friend. Hope you have a blessed day. This war is a very disturbing thing. Just praying for everyone. Blessings to you and your family. Love ❤️ Joni

      1. I agree, any war is destructive, and this one is most unfortunate. Have a blessed time ahead 😊💖

      2. Indeed it is KK and such a sadness it brings, I too am just praying for everyone. Blessing to you KK and thank you for reading. This and many comments ended up in my pending file so sorry for the long delay. love Joni xoxxoxo

      3. Thank you, Joni. May better sense prevail, that’s the only wish and prayer at the moment. Amen!

      4. So very true Kaushal. Many prayers going up to God for this to stop. Thank you my friend and blessings to you and your family. Amen 🙏🙏

  4. You wield a powerful sword of words, my beautiful friend!!!! This is a Mac truck in high gear going downhill with the petal to the metal!!! Wow. Thank You. Sending so much Love and the hugest hugs Your way!!! And Congratulations!!! Will bop over!!! 🤗❤️🧚🏽🕊🙏🏼🐉💐💖😊!

    1. Oh thank you my sweet Katy. Your words are so precious to me. Thank you so much. Sending my love, hugs and prayers. ❤️🤗🦋🧚‍♀️🐉🧚‍♀️🐉

      1. You are such a dear friend and so appreciated. Blessings to you this Sunday Katy. I am looking forward to the next time we get to hear your sweet voice again. Such a treat. Love you ❤️🤗🦋🐉🐉🧚‍♀️🧚🏻🧚‍♂️

  5. Great symbolism Joni. The Ukrainians and their leader are far beyond heroic. This is an invasion built on lies and the world needs to know it will not be stopped by meekness. Stay well Joni. Allan 🤗💓🤗

    1. Thank you Allan. You too. The Ukrainians are doing a great job of trying to stop them but I hear what you are saying. Sending big hugs. 🤗🤗 You two take care of each other. ❤️

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