The Devil by Joni Caggiano

A miniature wooden structure of Noah's Ark
Image Source: Canva

Mount Ararat holds the wind

in the silence of snow peaks

where splinters of the ark rub

nails creaking in her cypress side

hope traversing mountain wafts

lavender, jasmine, and wisteria sing

woeful at an oath once absolute

as God sends a strike of lightening

into hell to stoke the firestorm

of evil that lurks from the devil

ashes defiling the white of her peaks

-JONI CAGGIANO

Joni’s blog is Rum and Robots, where she has published poetry, photography, and short stories. Take a look at Joni’s work in Spillwords Press NYC, Vita Brevis Press, The Finest Example, The Tiny Seed Literary Journal, I Write Her – The Short of it, and MasticadoresUSA. Joni’s work was included in the following anthologies: The Sound of Brilliance (The Short of It Publishing, Volume 1 2020), Inner Eye (Poets Choice, 2021), and It’s Not Easy (Poets Choice 2021). Her blog is an effort to give back – she is a surviving Adult Child of Alcoholics. Joni is a retired nurse and paralegal.

You can also read her writing on Instagram @jonicaggiano and Twitter @theinnerchild1.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Joni’s poetry is invigorating and a wonderful end to this month’s publication. Good vanquishing evil – a powerful message that sends out euphoric vibes and a hope that all will be well. In this day and age, such words can only be music to the ears. Very much wanted. Very much appreciated.
    Congratulations Joni!

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you so much Terveen for your very kind words, they mean a lot to me. Happy weekend to you. xoxox

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  2. michnavs says:

    This is so powerful Joni..and as what Terveen said, its all we need at this day and age.

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Oh thank you Mich I am so glad you liked it. It helps me to remember God’s promise, thank you so much for reading Mich, have an amazing weekend. Big hugs and blessings, Joni

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you John, I appreciate you reading me here, and the kind reblog. Hope you have a blessed weekend. Sending a big hug.

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      1. jbcowgill says:

        YOU are very graciously welcome.

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        1. jonicaggiano says:

          Stay safe and enjoy your weekend. 🦋❤️🤗 blessings to you John.

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  3. Lovely poem, Joni!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you so much Dawn I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading me here as well. Have a blessed weekend. Big hugs, Joni

      Liked by 1 person

  4. HensBlooms says:

    Great poetry Joni 🌸💕

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  5. jonicaggiano says:

    Thank you so much Henrietta I truly appreciate it. Sending you big hugs. I am glad you are still enjoying your garden.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. haoyando says:

    I googled and it says, “Mount Ararat” is located in Turkey and it is has volcanic craters. Isn’t that magical?

    Liked by 3 people

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    It really is and I am glad you were interested enough to google it. I did my own research to learn about the plants that grow there as well as where the location was during biblical days. You are certainly right and It is magical. Thank you so much for reading and your interest in the subject. Blessings to you my friend. Hugs, Joni

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  8. Jaya Avendel says:

    Love this stunning, vivid imagery! ❤

    Liked by 3 people

    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you so much Jaya for reading and your very kind comment. Sending a hug, Joni

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  9. Truly a gem of a piece so powerfully shared with your usual incredible metaphors Joni! Nice job and well deserved Joni~! 💖💖

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  10. jonicaggiano says:

    Oh thank you dear Cindy. I appreciate your kindness. Hope you and your beautiful family is all well. Sending you hugs, love and appreciation my friend. Love Joni 🦋

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