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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It's Here, A Redhead Looks at 60! Available at Amazon.com.


I am so excited about this book!  I have been procrastinating--my specialty, so it's about time!

Here's an appropriate poem for you from A Redhead Looks at 60!  Enjoy!

joanzone


My Freudian Slip Is Showing!

If writing is therapy, then I’ve been

Standing up my “shrink” for some time!


My fixations are simple, broken down into two things:

I want to lose weight and I must have chocolate

Now is that a conflict of interest?


But getting back to that writing thing

It can be easy at times

Words flowing from my pen like water from a font


Usually my attempts to write

Are like trying to cross a river in a leaky boat

I start out, I sink; I go back to the start


But my best work involves distraction, the art of

Subjugating my true desire with anything else

To prevent picking up the pen

Essentially, I have a Master’s degree in

The Ostrich Technique—perhaps you’ve heard of it?

Hmmm?



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.
 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Be the Tree!




Good morning!  Here is the poem from my book, Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader.  The quote above was taken from that.


Have a joyful day!

Joan 
 
 
Willow You?
I began my life passively

Or, so I thought 


Not that one could discount

The hard-headed stubbornness

That runs like a deep vein of gold

In the granite rock of the genetic

Makeup of my family tree 



But, as the years have rolled by

It has become apparent that

Control issues are key in relationships

As they have been in mine


Many of us are stronger willed

And try to impose this on others

These are the righteous ones

Trying to bend the weaker to them

Like a young flexible sapling


Some will snap like twigs and are finished

Others bounce back unbent

Defiant in the face of such control

Resilience bouncing the back upright

Not giving in, not giving up, no, never!


Be true, be the tree

That will not bend

To you and me



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.