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Saturday, October 14, 2017

By Design: A poem for National Womens' Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by Joan Ellen Gage


This poem is from Joan Ellen Gage’s book, Water Running Downhill. Below the text, you will see a link with the author reading the poem. Gage created this image using a photo animation program. The Website Water Running Downhill no longer exists. Joan’s other website is listed below.

OTHER WEBSITE https://joanszoneblogalicious.wordpress.com/
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/yourpersonalcheerleaderJoanEllenGage/
JOAN’S BOOKS:
EMBRACING YOUR INNER CHEERLEADER: http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Your-Inner-Cheerleader-ebook/dp/B0086WW7AA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&
qid=1340641839&sr=8-1&keywords=Embracing+Your+Inner+Cheerleader
STRANGER IN A STRANGE SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140
WATER RUNNING DOWNHILL, ROSE EDITION: http://www.amazon.com/Water-Running-Downhill-Words-Empowerment/dp/0692571965/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447021563&sr=1-1&keywords=water+running+downhill%2C+words+of+empowerment%2C+rose+edition
A Redhead Looks at 60: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/189-7867874-1973650?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+redhead+looks+at+60
 ©All creative works by Joan Ellen Gage are her exclusive property, and Joan maintains the legal rights to them.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-wERS6LX3o


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pink Chapstick


PINK CHAPSTICK

Everything was
pink.

The kitchenware,even
the microwave and coffee maker,
my sister's signature color,
pink.

Her color choice expanded to
clothes, nightgowns, jewelry,
bedding, phone, all
pink.

The dolls wore pink
exclusively, the walls were
hung with themes of
pink.

I kept Chapstick
from her estate, stashed
in all of my necessary places,
all pink-tubed.

My sister has been gone
one year, the Chapstick
dwindles; I wear her sunglasses,
pink-lenses, of course, and think of her.

Joan Ellen Gage 


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, August 2, 2016

Patch, patch, patch!


Joan about to run off the road!

Patch, Patch, Patch!

Why is it?

Just when you think things are going to be

Rosy

Life sideswipes you, and throws you in the

Ditch!



I seem to spend

Half of my life patching things back

Together

The other half I spend worrying

About

Whether the patch will hold!



Oh, no!

Don’t tell me!

Is that another leak

I hear?

From Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader, by Joan Ellen Gage

Hi, I hope everyone is having a good day, no flat tires! May your blessings be bountiful and your cares be few.

Ciao!

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.

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 



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.