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&

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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

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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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The River of Time; poetry and digital art by Joan Ellen Gage

The River of Time

Suspended on an invisible bridge,

the river of time, 

rushing beneath my feet.

I can go nowhere. I am

 frozen, indecisive,

knowing I await my fate,

yet, unwilling to

jump.

 

by Joan Ellen Gage
 
 
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Love is what carries you, poetry and digital art by Joan Ellen Gage

Send out some love, today!

Joan

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BOOKS:
STRANGER IN A STRANGE SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140
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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

Rising, Poem and Photo-creation from Joan Ellen Gage, for National Poetry Month

 
Let’s do it, let’s rise together!
 
 
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Poem for National Poetry Month; Spring in My Sneakered Step, poem and photo-creation by Joan Ellen Gage

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A poem for International Women’s Day, New Frontiers digital art and poem, by Joan Ellen Gage

NEW FRONTIERS
I have to say that
the women I meet these days, as
peers and otherwise,
are smart and savvy.
They are really out there
breaking up the male empire
and enjoyingit.
This sisterhood of women
is such a positive force, and
whether we realize it, or
not, the truth is,
women are changing
their worlds, and
it is apparent to them.
Even if the rest of the planet cannot
see this alteration,
It does not matter. It is
our own perception that does.
Women have visualized
a new reality, and made it theirs,
they now operate within this new order.
We are cowgirls of
the new frontier,
Making and breaking up rules,
we ride bareback into
dangerous deserts, canyons,
and boardrooms,
while twirling our iPhones.
And, when we wear our silver spurs,
they haven’t got
a chance!
From the book Water Running Downhill,
by Joan Ellen Gage
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Finding your heart’s seed and nurturing it; Eau de Woman, digital art & poem, 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.