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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Joan Ellen Gage to read at BodySense in Hiawassee, GA, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 5:00 PM


Hello friends!

Please join me as I read at BodySense spa in Hiawassee, Georgia, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 5:00 PM. BodySense will supply wine and appetizers.

Come on out and bring a friend!

Joan

 Their link is here: https://www.bodysenseonline.com/

 You can reach them at:

706-896-6457

bodysense@windstream.net

2226 Ridge Crest Circle

Hiawassee, GA 30546

Friday, January 11, 2019

Finding your heart's seed and nuturing it: "Eau de Woman," by Joan Ellen Gage

Original Photo-creation by Joan Ellen Gage



Trying to make things happen with sheer will,
is a little like trying to jump-start an engine with a feather.
Never-the-less, I am trying just that.

Progress is slow; however, there is progress,
even if that change is internal,
and is recognized by myself and no-one else.

Perhaps this is the secret revealed,
discovering a difference, an awakening within,
a seed unfolding that I, myself, planted.

From this seed, a flower grows.
It is delicate, yet strong, gentle, yet bold.
I feel this unfurling within me,
filling my body cavity with beauty, and purpose.
I breathe deeply and inhale its heady perfume.

Women, find your heart’s seed and nurture it.
Keep it safe until you are ready to bloom.
Feed it hope, cradle it with love,
and let the light of your heart’s desire awaken it.
Let your joy blossom!

from the book, Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader,

by Joan Ellen Gage


OTHER WEBSITE:  https://joans-zone.com/
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 30, 2018

Women Who Serve; a poem for caregivers




WOMEN WHO SERVE

Daily, they bring me
The stories of their
Lives and loves
These tales speak
To me on a very
Personal level, as
These stories may
Evolve to include mine

These women tell me
Of lives spent
Taking care of everyone
Beginning with raising children
Encompassing perhaps twenty years
And of their being a helpmate
To their spouses, and doing
The never-ending household chores

But, these years of child-rearing
Were closely followed with
The care taking of these women’s
Failing parents; a role reversal where
The parents seemed
To become the children
This was a difficult duty
But it was a duty done out of love

Lastly, the women spoke of
The deterioration of their spouses
Many of these women
Had no funds for outside help
And often were frail themselves
But they bravely served
At their spouses sides
And offered up their
Often-thankless support
Waging a war until the end

There are no purple hearts
For care-giving, and no memorials
This is the reality of women’s lives
This may become your existence and mine
Please, learn by this lesson
This is our time; fly and be free!

Joan Ellen Gage
from the book
Water Running Downhill! 

For my dear friend, Elisa. Rest in peace, Dario. 



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.