|Original Photo-creation 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://joans-zone.com/
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/yourpersonalcheerleaderJoanEllenGage/
EMBRACING YOUR INNER CHEERLEADER: http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Your-Inner-Cheerleader-ebook/dp/B0086WW7AA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&
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.
|Can you see the real me?|
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