My New poem “school’s out early” now live on spillwords press, nyc

“L’Innocence” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1893 – Public Domain

nineteen hearts to memorialize
whiffs of jasmine swim from wounds
shock sails off tiny precious faces
evil still crawls in the worst of places

To finish reading my poem please go to SpillWords Press, NYC – A big thank you to Dagmara K., Director of Development | Editing Department for supporting me by publishing my work.  It is always an honor to have my work in their beautiful magazine along with such wonderful writers.

70 thoughts on “My New poem “school’s out early” now live on spillwords press, nyc

  1. I read the entire poem Joni. Unfortunately this mass shooting will also be forgotten. What happened to Society ?!? I am very sad and angry at the same time. Because those who are suppose to look out for the entire nation’s well being seems to see only three words in the horizon. N R A 😑😑😑😑

    1. You are so right my beautiful friend. We have already had another mass shooting where a father killed his three children, his wife and then himself. This just happened this week. It is horrifying to me. We don’t own a gun nor would we ever. The military and the police under monitored situations are, I believe, the only ones who should own guns. Thank you for your heart felt comment GΓΌl. Blessings to you and the family. Love Joni


      i AM A VETERAN.
      Spent A Lot of Time (Years)
      Working in The Middle East.

      Irag, Afghanistan, Sinai, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, et cetera.

      NEVER Did I experience such Horror as We are experiencing Here in My Belov’d America as we are today.

      It greatly Saddens me–As Does Us All.

      1. It is very heartbreaking indeed. Thank you for your service, I truly am grateful to each person who have served and their families. Bless your heart. πŸ¦‹

      2. I understand how you feel LAMarcom. We are at a point right now that words no longer can define feelings. Action is needed. We know that those who want some kind of control over assault weapons access is many more than those who blindly follow NRA’s lies. We know Senators and Representatives in the Congress are almost all in NRA’s pocket. So… I say American people should be the ones to remind those Senators and Representatives what the majority wants. This is not a mental health issue. It is accessibility of the untrained and civilians having access to assault rifles and using it to kill people intentionally and knowingly.

      3. Well said my friend. I live on an acre and a quarter and if you put a target on a tree in this subdivision you can practice shooting automatic weapons. People also shoot their guns at night which is illegal. This truly must stop. Big hugs πŸ€— thanks for the healthy discussion, hopefully we will think of something to do.

    1. Thank you so much for reading. And your comment. It is always such a tragedy when little ones pass on but killing children with a gun is unimaginable to me. Have a blessed day. πŸ€—

    1. I certainly didn’t mean to do that. You are very kind to read my work. I am grateful to SpillWords for publishing it. I can’t stop thinking about it myself. My grandchildren 8, 9 and 10, had to hear this from their parents. Not an easy thing to do. They felt safe in the US coming from slavery in Haiti. Now I wonder if they will ever be safe again. God bless you Nancy for your kind and thoughtful heart. ❀️

  2. Your poetry is powerful and always touches the heart, Joni. I’m moved to tears by these sad and most horrible atrocities that continue to occur. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. Hugs and love. πŸ€—β€οΈ

      1. You’re welcome, Joni. Always. It is heartbreaking, I’m praying too. Thank you. Big hugs and love to you too, my friend.

      2. I know you are Jeff you have a big heart. Those kids were the same ages as our little ones here in Washington state. We flew out to spend some time with them and their family. Sending my love and hugs to you, and blessings always. β€οΈπŸ¦‹

      1. Thank you so much dearest Cindy. I appreciate your reading and you have every reason to be smiling darling, big hugs and thank you my friend. Love Joni xoxoxo

      2. Oh Joni, thank you and you too; I loved seeing your bright beautiful face and loved hearing you read your poem. Thanks and congrats to you too and all of us.. xoxoxo love you πŸ’–πŸ’–

      3. It was so nice to see everyone, and hear each person who read. So happy for the voices that get heard. Yea, sending big hugs and love sweetie

  3. Beautifully expressed poem JoniπŸŒΈπŸ’• Heartbreaking and so sad. Sending comforting hugs your way, and keeping all in prayer.

    1. Dearest Henrietta this was in pending I am sorry I missed this beautiful comment. I wanted you to know that I found you on instagram today and now I know where you do most of your work, what a treat. Big hugs and love to your family, Love Joni

      1. Hi Joni, I do try and work on Instagram, unfortunately not as busy there as I should be. Thank you so much for your kind comment. Lots of love returning your way πŸŒΈπŸ’•β£οΈ

      2. Henrietta, I would go to your WordPress side and not see a new post and know that you are probably very busy. When I saw your beautiful post on Instagram I was honestly surprised and delighted. You do quite a bit of work and it’s very beautiful. I truly enjoy reading what you have to say. We all have other things in our life that need attention like our family, our faith, and ourselves. Your work is really beautiful. I hope you have a blessed day and that your family is all well. Big hugs and lots of love, Joni

      3. Thank you so much Joni πŸŒΈπŸ’• I only manage to post every second week. The rest of my time are spent in a 9-5 job, I’m grateful for the much needed income. The blog and Instagram post started out during the pandemic, which I thoroughly enjoy, unfortunately I cannot give it the time it deserves. Thank you for reaching out and for caring. We are all good, I hope you and your family is well too. Lots of loveβ€οΈπŸ€—

      4. I am sorry that I didn’t realize that until just the other day and you offer such sound advice and right so lovely. I’ve always wondered help people with a family a 9-to-5 job can ever keep up with being online and posting and reading other peoples work as well. So I salute you that you handled it so well and continue to post every two weeks. Sending you lots and lots of love and many hugs my dear friend Henrietta.

    1. Hello dearest Anna, you are so kind to read my work. I need to send you an email soon. We are in Washington state with our grandchildren. This next week I promise to email you as I want to touch base. Sending my love hugs and wish for many many blessings. Love you, Joni

  4. Oh….sweet, sweet Angel Lady. Yes. Such perfect, Soul-soaked words given to the most shatteringly unspeakable. I am slayed. By the event…..God. And by the loving strokes of Your words. ❀️❀️❀️

    1. You are so thoughtful and loving with your words Katy, they mean so much. I think this event has been one that screams out at everyone in its own way. Sending hugs and love, Joni

      1. Thank you dear Janette. I appreciate you sweet words my friend. Sometimes I think because we are besties, to use the language of todays youth, the words cut deeper. Love you and hoping to see you again before we leave. Love and hugs, Joni

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