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Friday, September 25, 2020

A Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, poetry, View from Below, by Joan Ellen Gage


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg



 View from Below

 What have you done to deserve 

this? you say, not expecting an answer. We

 have all asked this, at one time or

 another, when we are hurt, or under

 attack on some unexpected front.

 

We usually do not see the blow, or

brick falling on our head, until it hits us. Then

BAM it strikes us to the heart and

soul of our being, we are floored, pinned

unable to move and uncertain of what to do.

 

Eventually, we get up and limp along,

try to get that “stiff upper lip” thing

going on, moving through the motions

until some sense of normalcy eventually

creeps in and healing takes place.

 

As women, we need be strong enough to

survive these affronts. We

 HAVE to, if we want to continue to

 grow and compete in this world, and we

 WILL do it, too!

 

We will believe and achieve all

that we must do. We

will do this together, you and I.

Make a promise today to help your sisters

when they are down, raise them up.

Raise them up, and believe in them, and they

WILL succeed

Let's go girls!

by,

Joan Ellen Gage 

from the book,

Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader


OTHER WEBSITE: https://joans-zone.com/

 

JOAN’S LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/yourpersonalcheerleaderJoanEllenGage/

https://twitter.com/gage_joanellen

https://www.instagram.com/JoanEllenGage609/

 

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 SKINhttp://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140

WATER RUNNING DOWNHILL, ROSE EDITIONhttp://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.



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.



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.