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Saturday, August 25, 2012




WE ROCK!

Good Morning!  Hope this finds you all well.  I have been doing enough "whining" lately.  So I am getting back to my role as your mid-life cheerleader, I thought that I would share some of my poetry from my eBook, Stranger in a Strange Skin.  

Have a wonderful and a blessed day!  Don't forget to "root" for yourself!

Ciao!

Joan

A Woman for All Ages

Here is a shock for you
Not all of us are moms who have led a full live
And done it all, or executives
Who have crashed the glass ceiling,
Left, and found their “true calling”

Some of us have just been
Trying to make a living as worker bees
Who buried any creative or other need
For 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
Then I take a little time for me

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, 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