Staring at an unfamiliar image in a mirror, she no longer recognized her reflection. Deep wrinkles creating a widespread and complex map of time. Once journeyed heartrending pathways creating deep etches in her skin like an unearthed and yet once known cavern, which yearned for discovery, love, and peace. Her diminishing and twisted leathered skin … Continue reading Wedding Day
Into memory’s doors, I do cautiously and slowly tread, Dressed in black the family glides dazed around me, A video is showing happier times of their family tree. Stunning is the woman weeping and whispering, Tender words to a quiet, listless man lying down. Tissues quietly muffle her sorrow and her sound. I speak to … Continue reading Loss
Lips pucker and brows wrinkle as he stares.Anger burrows in deep erasing his kind features.Borne is this unsummoned yet familiar creature,From the inferno of my own unrestrained wrath.Stinging remarks racing from my impertinent gateway,Chilling his heart and granting birth to my sin and guilt. by Joni 6/19
Night shrouded in confusion, The jungle spewed forth, It’s rain, bugs and all beasts, Slithering forth, Amongst the sulking fog. Standing guard in the dark, Soaked in mud and fear, Diligent eyes darting perimeters, Guarding brothers, Desperate for slumber. So lonely, and how he craved, A cigarette for company, But the light was an open … Continue reading Remember, Never Forget
Your words, a river of sweet wine to awaiting, tastebuds,Strong shoulders holding me, like the limbs of the great oak,Reassuringly placed tender kisses on tear-soaked cheeks,I fold into your arms like a piece of warm melting chocolate.
Into the arms of my love, I do so eagerly surrender, Yearning for his devoted, Gentle and familiar touch! Holding onto one another, One singular beating heart, Unique, but now affixed, Intertwined, like the eager, Petal of a floret awaiting, To open, perfectly in concert! 520 Olympus Digital Zuiko- Photo by Joni taken at Plantation … Continue reading Love in Concert
One way for Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) to find self-love is to finally free yourself of co-dependent behaviors. This is not as easy as it sounds. I struggled with this until I was almost forty. I believe we have learned and acquired these unhealthy traits by years of living with alcoholics or other types of dysfunctional … Continue reading Co-Dependency – What Say I
Oh life, oh my love, your pure endowment to me,Your heart so tender, its blossom opens up to spread,Budding forth to share that which bonds us evermore! Stubborn strength laced with wit and valiant charm,Hands that know my small aging body’s every inch,Our passions blended fiercely by our intermingled bodies. Exposed am I, for no … Continue reading Ode to Our Love