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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Accepting yourself, faults and all!


Can you see the real me?

Acceptance

It’s the hardest thing a woman can do

To accept herself as she is, faults and all

And rise above Western civilizations’ criticism



Our society has created a model

That few can touch—

Ultra thin, flawless, plus giant breasts

Based on the “Barbie” doll figure



Women come in all shapes and sizes

Each perfect in their own way

Women must find their own exquisiteness

And embrace and love themselves

Their unique and wonderful selves!

From the book, A Redhead Looks at 60,
by Joan Ellen Gage 



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STRANGER IN A STRANGE SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140

©All creative works by Joan Ellen Gage are her exclusive property, and Joan maintains the legal rights to them.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Unfinished Works of Art



A Woman for All Ages

Here is a shock for you

Not all of us are moms who do it all

Or are executives, who crashed the glass ceiling,

Left, and found their “true calling”

Some of us have just been trying to make a living

Worker bees, who buried creative or other needs,

Like self-expression, under a load of work and life



It happens and time passes

I swallowed the work ethic myth hook, line and sinker

I was the “perfect” employee—hard working

Taking a personal interest in my job

My Mary Poppins’ era; but, it left nothing for me



50 opened up my eyes

I still work hard, but now I work for me

First and foremost, I take care of myself

And my responsibilities to family



As time passes, we need to deal with

And understand what lessons each decade teaches us

Hopefully we learn and embrace the wisdom

From our experiences, and in turn,

These life lessons flesh out

Who we are becoming and who we grow to be



We are unfinished works of art

The book not yet completed

The half-carved sculpture

To be unveiled by the universe

And not at a time of our choosing

So let the journey unfold, and may your story be told!

From the book, A Redhead Looks at 60, by Joan Ellen Gage
 
 
I hope you enjoyed the art and the poem, dear reader. Have a wonderful one!
 
Blessings!
 
Joan

JOAN’S BOOKS:
STRANGER IN A STRANGE SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140

©All creative works by Joan Ellen Gage are her exclusive property, and Joan maintains the legal rights to them.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

TIME TO WAKE UP!



MIDLIFE CLOCK

 by Joan Ellen Gage
 
Time,
Too much, not enough,
Too slow, too fast,
Forever tick, tick, ticking
Away . . .

Time,
We wish it
Here . . .
We wish it
Gone . . .

Time,
Feel it
Trickling, teasing
Through your fingers,
Sifting between
Your toes . . .

You
Are the hourglass,
Your time is running
Out, tick, tock. 
Half of the sand
Of your being
Has dwindled away.

Your vital force
Diminishes, as
Grain by
Tiny grain,
Your essence
Erodes . . .

Wake up!
It’s half past
Your life!


Hello my friends! It's time to get our mojo working! We can do it, let's go ladies! Remember, women rock!

Joan 

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JOAN’S BOOKS:
STRANGER IN A STRANGE SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140

©All creative works by Joan Ellen Gage are her exclusive property, and Joan maintains the legal rights to them.