whisper softly in my tender ear
as shadows of memories linger near
fire crackles, tender our love forever soft
heat rising, warms up swiftly our bedroom loft
laughter sparks seedlings of love with ageless years
sometimes sorrow invades mixing dialog with liberating tears
To continue reading, please visit MasticadoresIndia and consider liking, subscribing, and spreading the word. MasticadoresIndia is a great online magazine with many of your favorite poets, short story writers, and other beautiful pieces.
50 thoughts on “My New Poem “US” now live on Masticadoresindia”
How lovely, through good times and bad. It is heartwarming to see couples who stay together till the end of their days. Hugs, Joni.
Shobana, thank you for reading and for your kind comment. It is a blessing to see people still together. We met a couple once that were having breakfast out and still getting along great and very much in love. We had to ask them; they had been married 75 years and were in their late nineties. They were as precious as this couple. Have an amazing day Shobana and thanks for your response. Love and hugs, Joni
How wonderful, Joni. You too have an amazing day.
laughter sparks seedlings of love with ageless years..I saw this with my parents who were married like forever it seemed. Laughter, at silly things and moments that only they could relate to with a glance or a wink. Loved this poem Joni. This seemed effortless, like it came from the core of your soul.
Good morning Nigel. Thank you so much for this very sweet comment. I am so glad you enjoyed reading this, Nigel. Every once in awhile I like to write a rhyming poem. Seeing older couples together always makes me smile. Older and older couples are seen together because we are living to be old hoots these days. I appreciate your kind comment and your reading me, and I look forward to reading you here again soon. Big hugs and blessings, my friend. Joni
Please give your family hugs for me, and safe travels back. 🤗
I commented at MasticadoresIndia but wanted to say here that this is gorgeous writing and a joy to read. Your gift continues to shine on us, Joni, and we’re better because of it. 🙂
Dear Mike, I could certainly say the same things about you, I appreciate both comments, and they mean a lot to me, my friend. Have a magnificent day being blessed. Sending big hugs and love, Joni
Beautiful poem. You touched my heart ❤️
Thank you for your kind words it always makes a poet fill so good when their words touch another’s heart. You have a blessed and beautiful day. Big hugs, Joni
Lovely poem. Congratulations, Joni.
Thank you so much, Tim. You are a sweetheart, and I so appreciate your reading me here. I hope that life has been good for you, my friend. Scott and I always try to figure out how cold it gets where you live in your wonderful nature haven. We can’t believe that a protected nature area can be bulldozing trees and building multi-million dollar homes in a creek area that does flood. Those five homes will cause deforestation affecting several neighbors. The beautiful wildlife will likely die one way or another. Can you imagine looking at your beautiful forest of trees and seeing a road behind your house? We will be provided with another home, and we are trying to get ready to start showing the house next week. We have a comfortable home, but the surveyor said he thought they might put the road back a few feet because you think someone in a million-dollar home wants to look into your backyard. Greedy people. Blessing to you and your sweetheart. Sending love to you both. Joni
It’s 25ºF this morning. I think the coldest morning we’ve had this winter is 7ºF. Development is an issue isn’t it?
Wow, it has cooled off here but has been in low seventies and high sixties. That is cold. Thanks for sharing. It will be 76 here today. Development in many areas will eventually cause severe deforestation and flooding. Well I will not be alive when whole cities start to fall into the water. I am so grateful you have your beautiful trees and all your wildlife. The beavers and the owls are my favorite. Sending hugs and love, Joni
The high will be around 60 today.
Now that is what I’m talking about! Perfect weather in your nature setting. All your wonderful critters will be out today, even the cats. What a beautiful place you have there with those older growth trees as well. Thanks Tim and have an amazing week my friends. Love Joni
Im heading over to read the full poem and leave my thought there..❤️congratulations Joni.
Thank you so much Mich. You are so thoughtful as busy as you are to read me on MasticadoresIndia too. So many of our friends are on Masticadores now. It is a wonderful treat to read many folks we care for and read on one of Masticadores/Gobblers sites. Blessings and great big hugs my friend. Love, Joni
That is so true Joni i am so thrilled to see more familiar brilliant writers here..❤️❤️
I agree, and your lovely poem on MasticadoresUSA was gorgeous as is your beautiful SpillWords Press NYC piece that is still a top rated piece after quite a while. All well deserved and beautiful. Sending big hugs and blessings Mich. Have a tremendously exciting week. Love, Joni
Thank you so much, Joni, for your lovely words and wonderful contribution. Love the image. 🙂
You are most welcome, Terveen. I am always grateful to see my work in this lovely online international magazine. I feel blessed to be here. I thought they were the sweetest couple who looked so happy together, just precious. I am glad you enjoyed it too. I always like the images you pick as well. Great Big Hugs love, and much respect! Joni
such beautiful words connecting the heart. I will look forward to reading the rest Joni! 💞
Thank you, dear Cindy. I appreciate your kind words so much. Thank you for your kind comment, and I am so glad we get to read each other’s work on this lovely online magazine. Yea!!!!!! Sending prayers for blessings for your beautiful family too.
You’re always welcome Joni! It’s always a delight to read you here and on your site as well! I appreciate your prayers most needed and to you! xoxoxoxo💞
Thank you Cindy, this is a very kind and appreciated comment. Big hugs sweetie. Love Joni 🌹❤️
The joy of life together in unity. 💕💞
Amen, dear Cassa. Thank you for your reading and kind comment. Blessings and love to you Cassa. Joni ❤️
Right back at you Joni! 💚
Beautiful, Joni. I particularly like the reminder of commitment, of the oaths taken.
Tim,thank you so much for your reading and such a beautiful comment. Oaths should not be taken lightly. Thank you so much Tim. Sending blessings to you and your family. All these horrific deaths in Turkey and Syria really make you so grateful for all you have. Big hugs my friend. 🦋
Love this piece, Joni! Truly lovable ❤️❤️
Thank you for reading me here and for your kind response. I am sending you great big hugs and love! 🤗❤️
To you too, dear Joni. Keep shining as always. xoxo
You too, blessings always. xoxo
This was glorious, Joni. Truly stunning and elegant 💫
Thank you so much, Nancy, for reading me here and for your kind comment. Their faces were so sweet. Hope you are having an amazingly wonderful day! Big hugs and my love, Joni
How beautifully described, these relationships of an entire lifetime. Your tenderness and gentleness in your description is just perfect, Joni.. We feel them mellowing like wine, sages and lovers forever!! I really love the image chosen on your site. Their history of a lifetime of partnership …etched on both their faces..Just perfect! 🤗
Karima, thank you sweetie for your kindness. Yes it is sweet to see a couple ” mellowing like wine, sages and lovers forever!!” What a beautiful line my friend. I love the way their hands look too. They reminded me of my grandma’s hands, I was not around her much but I watched how they moved with such love when baking a cake or just making biscuits by scratch of course. Sometimes I would ask her if I could move her skin gently around and watch her veins move. She was a gracious woman. I so agree about their faces. Thank you Karima and I am sending you love, hugs and many blessings. Kind of sad that Klara’s story has ended. What a magnificent ending however, just so perfect!❤️
Thank you so much, Mary. I am glad you enjoyed the poem. It is so sweet to see a couple grow old together anymore. It seems that people are living to be older and older. Big blessings to you and your family, hugs Joni
This picture goes beautiful with your poem.
Thank you so much, my friend. I am glad you enjoyed the picture. Just looking at them made me smile. Have a wonderful week, and many blessings to you. Hugs and love, Joni
Have a blessed week as well beautiful 🤍🤍
wow! Joni, you conveyed the true essence of love over a life time, beautifully. Thanks Huggs1
That is a beautiful compliment coming from you. Thank you so much Brenda. Blessings to you. 🦋🌹❤️