tenderly touch me for I was once raw
singing floral notes softly from a flush sky
never leaving your shadow, you are my shelter
my guardian, my shield who wisely can hum away pain
To read the rest of this piece, please click on MasticadoresIndia, and if you enjoy the writing or it speaks to you somehow, you can leave me a like or comment. Please continue to support MasticadoresIndia, whose Editor is Terveen Gill, by reading and subscribing. Thanks to you all for your continued support, friendship, and sense of community. I don’t know how other people feel, but when I have had a tough week, this community picks me up by pouring love into my heart. Blessings and love to all of you, Love Joni
52 thoughts on ““My Shadow” now Live on MasticadoresIndia”
A beautiful poem that gives a pleasant feeling. Congratulations, Joni! You deserve it 🎉❤️
Oh thank you KK, you are very gracious. Blessings my friend.
Truly my pleasure, Joni!
Somehow this showed up in spam, go figure – thanks, again! ❤️
Strange is the way of wp.😊
haha – at least you were not in spam – I don’t like to go in there it is enough to make a person sick.
Just beautiful Joni! ❤️😁👌Evocative & comforting with gorgeous; vivid imagery! 👏👏
Thank you Ken, I appreciate your reading and your very kind words, big hugs to you and the family. Joni
Thank you for reading Cassa. xoxoxoxo
You’re so welcome Joni! 👍😀 It’s my pleasure as always. 😁
Hope your week is a good one and you have great running weather my friend.
Thanks very much Joni, hope you do too! 🤞🙏😁 I actually have a 4 mile race this coming Sunday. It’s a memorial run for that young girl I wrote about a couple of months back who was killed while out running in my local town.
I have replied to this twice but it is still not showing up. That is a wonderful thing to do. I like the way you get yourself involved in community. Go Ken!!!! Yea – I know you will do great. Hugs to you and hope you keep running 🏃
It’s alright Joni, I can see it now. 😁 I wouldn’t normally but this cause is worth it! 😁👍
Good for you Ken. I think that is wonderful. 🦋
Touching, Joni. Nicely done. 🙂
Thank you Tim, I truly appreciate your your reading me and you always gracious responses. Blessing my friend. xoxoxo
You’re blessed with a gift. I hope you have other blessings, too.
I do Tim God has blessed me so many times and continues too. Thank you again. ❤️
Divine love is the best. It rejuvenates the spirit and uplifts the mind and heart. A beautiful piece of writing, Joni. Thank you so much for your contribution to MasticadoresIndia. I cherish the bond we share. 🙂
Thank you so much, I couldn’t agree more. I too, am so grateful for that bond. Have a blessed middle of the week, big hugs
I am so honored to read this (& all other works) & to be able to view the comments about your poems, from your writing community. Thank you for inviting me to this website of poems & beautiful people who are part of this. So much love, we all need that. Love you my soul sister- J
This is so beautiful, Joni – it touched my heart ❤️🙏
Thank you very much Ingrid, I really appreciate it. 🦋❤️🦋
Your beautiful words bring me peace, Joni, thank you for this! ☺ ✌
Thank you sweetie, I so appreciate your kindnesses Tiffany. Love you ❤️
LOVE THIS soooo very much, BEAUTIFUL Joni!!! Left a comment there. Walking away with a joyously full heart! Sending You, Your healing and Yours soooo much Love. ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼!!!
Precious Katydid thank you so very much. You are a sweetheart and glad you were uplifted by reading my work. You do the same for me my friend. Thank you for your love, prayers and friendship, big big hugs coming your way…….Joni
Katydid!!! Oh my Lord! That’s what my family called me when I was little! Yay!!! It’s a joy circle!!! Love that! My absolute pleasure…all-ways, my sweet friend!!! Big hugs coming right back! WHAT?!!! It’s a hug circle as well! Yay!!! ❤️❤️❤️!
Oh that is wild. Is it ok if I call you Katydid? I can feel the big warm hugs and joy. Big love and hugs, Joni 🦋🧚🏻🐉🧚🏻🐉🦋
You can most certainly call me Katydid! yay!!! 🦋🧚🏽🐲🦋🧚🏽❤️!
Thank you it is an honor my dear sweet Katydid. Big hugs and love ❤️
For some reason, my browser will not allow me to “like” this post. But is another beautiful example of your work, Joni. You uplift and enrich readers. Be well and happy, dear friend. Love, A. <3 <3 <3
Dear Anna that you so much for your beautiful compliment and for reading. I appreciate it so much. I love you too Anna. xoxoxo
To have and know this kind of comfort is truly a great gift.
Oh thank you so much. What a kind comment and you are so right truly it is. Big hugs and much love coming your way wise one. ❤️🤗🦋
May God bless and comfort you in all joy as you lean on him and focus on things above.
Thank you and all the same to you. ❤️🦋🙏
Beautiful Joni💕🌸Have a great weekend
You too sweet Henrietta. Big hugs and love. ❤️🤗
so touching and beautiful Joni, Congratulations always on your magnificent work! 💖
Oh you are very kind my friend. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I always enjoy your pieces on MasticadoresUSA. Big hugs and love sweetie ❤️🤗🦋
I so did! It’s an honor to write here with you on the publication. I have piece coming out Monday so I’m right behind you. Love you my friend!💕
Yea, I am glad to hear it. I always enjoy your work. As both sites are English sites I feel like we are all working together. I look forward to reading your poetry. Yea!!!! 🎊🎉🎊🍾🎉🎊love you!
You are so kind thank you and it is really nice to have such a great team. It’s a mutual admiration!💕
That is so true Cindy you really put it into the perfect sentence. If we, as poets who feel so deeply can’t see ourselves as a United team wanting all branches of the magazine to be successful then who could. We want everyone to be celebrated. Yea!!! To me that is why being part of this magnificent magazine is so much fun. We all care about each other. I feel blessed to be a part of Masticadores. 🎊🎉💕🎊🎉🍾
Indeed so true!!!
“If we, as poets who feel so deeply can’t see ourselves as a United team wanting all branches of the magazine to be successful then who could. We want everyone to be celebrated. Yea!!! To me that is why being part of this magnificent magazine is so much fun. ”
Blessed are we!!! 💖💖💖🌹🙏
So true and such a lovely place to exchange the reading of each other’s works. A blessing. Big hugs and love, Joni