I am a sunflower golden, proud, and tall
dancing playfully toward the bright sun
no longer living in the land of the small
Dots of death at night bees that can sting
mom sewing me shut to curtain my truth
No longer huddling up a cowardly thing
Hiding my food in panties so I could flee
Seeking wisdom as stem and flower grow
consoling the wee child who once was me
Please read the rest of my poem at MasticadoresUSA. Blessings and love to each and everyone in our loving community. Be thankful for your hot shower, food, clothing, and your ability to walk, talk, see and hear. That special gift of touch, wow – thank how we would miss that.
51 thoughts on “My New Poem “Sunflower – A New Page” Live On MasticadoresUSA”
Beautifully penned Joni. The journey towards a new hope said so well. Thank you for sharing the thorns of your trials along with your present joy. Blessings, Love and virtual hugs to you.
Thank you so much Suzette. You are a sweetheart. I am glad you enjoyed it. Blessings, love and virtual hugs to you as well. Love Joni xoxoxo
Thank you Joni. Blessings to you.
Touching, Joni. Well done. 🙂
Oh thank you Tim as I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Big hugs 🤗 ❤️🤗🦋
This is absolutely beautiful. The pain is so evident, but so is the healing. That’s a wonderful balance to life. So much learning and persevering. Only gratitude and strength emerges. Congratulations Joni! 🙂
Thank you dearest Terveen for your beautiful words. They mean a lot to me. Big hugs and love. ❤️
You have woven in some amazing lines in your written portrait of a sunflower coming into her own.. Some of my favorites are:
“mom sewing me shut to curtain my truth”
“a survivor, my stem, leaf, and flower whole”
I love the success story of your sunflower and God’s grace that allowed her to grow to her full beauty.. So beautiful Joni… ❤️🤗🌹🦋
Thank you Karima for your beautiful words about my poem. I think we both enjoy one another’s honesty and vividness in our work. I admire the beauty in the alternative life or world that you create. Every time I watch one of your beautiful movies I think of Avatar. There have only been two movies I have ever watched at the theater twice, that was one and the other was the children’s ciDisney movie Up. I remember being able to see the hair in the mans nose and thinking how amazing. So that is what comes to mind when I visit your site. My appreciation for your beautiful friendship and the worlds you create in both your poetry and your “movies.” Love, Joni
Thank you so much Joni…I am thrilled that we met too ❤️ I am honored you love my work…as I love yours:)🌹🤗 Much love to you always, Karima
Much love to you as well dear Karima! xoxoxo
Such wonderful writing, Joni: and so right, we should count our blessings day and night 🙏
You are so right, thank you Ingrid and blessings to your and your precious children. Hugs, Joni
Thank you Joni 🥰
A most beautiful poem of redemption through the power of the will obviously assisted by the grace of God. Blessings and love to you both Joni.
Blessings to you and yours too my friend. Thank you for this generous and lovely statement about this piece. Peace and hugs, Joni
You’re very welcome Joni! Wishing you all the best and many blessings. We send you both our love to you both. ♥️🌹🙏🏻
Thank you so
much heading home again. 🌹
You’re very welcome Joni, may it be a pleasant trip back and wishing you a lovely day with lots of blessings always!
Thank you so much, it was a nice trip back. Blessings to you too. Big hugs, Joni
You’re very welcome Joni! We both send you our love and blessings. ♥️🌹🙏🏻
Sunflowers radiate golden beauty and hope.🌻 Your poem does the same, Joni. A powerful metaphor. 🙏🏻
Michele thank you for this very gracious and kind comment. You and yours have a blessed week my friend. Love Joni
You are welcome, Joni. Thank you, wishing you the same. 💗
Beautifully worded poem of growing up with trauma Joni. How we respond to the trials and tribulations makes us who we are. Hope all is well. Allan
You are a sweet heart Allan. I have been off line a bit lately taking care of a few things but we remain blessed. By the way thank you for reading and very well said. I am strong, and grateful for all the beauty and loving kindness God shows me every day. Blessings to you and your family. Hugs, Joni
The sunflower strength outgrown the dark days. 💚🌞
Amen Cassa. Have a great week my friend. Love Joni
Sending love and blessings!
Thank you sweetie!! ❤️🤗🦋
So wonderfully written dear Joni! You have blossomed into an amazing poet!
Thank you so much for those very kind words Tiffany. Love to you sweetie. 🤗❤️
Awesome one dear Joni
Thank you so very much for your very kind comment. Big hugs, Joni xoxoxoxo
You are always welcome dear Joni xoxo😍😍😍
AHHH! That was soooooo beautiful!!! Left a message over there and here I am leaving You a billion hugs, oceans of Love, more days of Sunshine than You ever dreamed You’d live and of course about 3000 of Your favorite cookies, baked with Love by the dragons who absolutely insisted and have left my kitchen in quite a state!!!! 🤗❤️🐲🧚🏽🍪💕😊
You are such a dear sweet friend Katy. Those cookies just put on the weight I managed to get off, haha. I can’t use covid as an excuse for my ten extra pounds. I am glad you liked the poem and have enjoyed the dragons baking they are marvelous. Thank you Katy I hope you have had lots of sunshine too. The weather has been strange here but we live in a land we create so lots of hearts will be covering your home tonight and the fairy’s will be singing you Irish tunes from the old days. Sending you golden charms and fairy circles. Love you, Joni
OH My goodness!!!! WOW! Love this! Thank You! I SOOO look forward to the Irish tunes. I’ll be listening to them under the glorious Full/Flower/Blood Moon Eclipse tonight! Talk about magical! Yay and sigh!!! And You know, if I’m not mistaken, on page 235 in the exceedingly official Rulebook of Life it states, and I quote quite accurately:
When One is going through recovery from any ailment, but PARTICULARLY a surgery which stressed them out in mind and body, an extra 10 pounds is required to fuel the body for all healing that will be taking place.
So…You see?!! It’s all perfection!!! I hope You are well and feeling entire Universes better! Sending You golden charms and fairy circles right back! Love You, too!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️!!!
Katy you bring me smiles all the time. Your big heart and sweetness brings me happiness. Yes, I am healing well, thank you my friend. I am at least two universes better. Plus the fairies and your dragons have accompanied me on several great trips, we visited angels and could hear them singing praises to God. Yea, thank you sweet friend. Love you Katy, so grateful you are my friend. Big hugs and love, Joni xoxoxo
Awww! This is lovely! Thank You for the joy YOU gift!!! And such great news! I am so happy You are on the mend. Those sound like amazing trips, indeed!!! And I am grateful You are my friend as well!!! Big hugs and big Love right back to You!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you dearest Katy. Your posts always make me happy. Sending love and hugs right back. ❤️🤗🐉🐉🧚🏻🧚🏻🐉
❤️💕💖!!!!!!!! plus dragons returning with a cake because it’s Wednesday! 🐲🎂
I am going to write you back tomorrow my lovely, happy artist friend. The dragons are always welcome, please tell them not to lick the icing Katy. Sending you much love ❤️ 🦋🐉🐉🧚🏻🧚🏻🍰🥮🧁
Whenever You do is fine, sweet Lady!!! And You well know I have no control over the dragons! They decided to eat all the icing. I tried!!! 🤣🐲🧚🏽💕🤗
haha of course they did, love you sweetie!!!!
Love You too!!! ❤️
Your metaphors are so powerful and can be felt through the pages Joni. You are a bright beautiful sunflower! 💖💖💞
That is so sweet Cindy. You are so kind and those words I don’t take for granted. Thank you dear friend. Love you, Joni🤗❤️🦋🌹
You’re so welcome dear Joni!!! Of course. Love you too!!