By Design, Poetry for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by Joan Ellen Gage

By Design,” from the book, Water Running Downhill! by Joan Ellen Gage

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EMBRACING YOUR INNER CHEERLEADER: http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Your-Inner-Cheerleader-ebook/dp/B0086WW7AA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&

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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

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Welcome to JoanEllenGage, Traveling at the Speed of Now

I’m glad that you decided to drop in, today. Maybe you’re wondering who I am and what I am about.

I am a writer, a poet, and a digital artist, all pretty much self-taught. My journey started several decades ago, when I was larvae.

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Thanks for visiting. Have an amazing day!

Joan

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

Paper Thin, poetry and digital art by Joan Ellen Gge

Paper Thin

How delicate, fragile, the
ego, the self, the dreamer, the
flesh, unprotected, tender,
 soft bellies exposed,
ripe for the tearing, the
 wolf, the critic.
The faith, the bold front
disappearing under scrutiny
before the faceless masses. What
was surety, now melting,
hardened heart hibernating
hiding, behind apron strings.
We are surrounded and
constructed of similar fabric,
paper thin construct, tearable,
crushable thinness, words and deeds
 rend us, collapse us. Ill wind
shears us apart,
leaving us helpless and betrayed.
I promise I will not
huff and puff and
blow your house down. Will you
do the same for me?
by
Joan Ellen Gage
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BOOKS:
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