First of all, I want to welcome you to my blog.  The purpose of joanszone is to share poetry, humor, photography, and whatever comes to my mind.  These will be my  creations, but will not limited to my own work.

I am a redhead, although I admit to having a wonderful color expert to achieve this effect. The hair coloring is now pretty much white and gray.   I just really think I’m a redhead inside– it suits my personality.

Here is a poem from my second book, Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader.  See if you can relate to this!

Peace out!


Be The Tree Best2 flare copy


I began my life passively
Or, so I thought
Not that one could discount
The hard-headed stubbornness
That runs like a deep vein of gold
In the granite rock of the genetic
Makeup of my family tree
But, as the years have rolled by
It has become apparent that
Control issues are key in relationships
As they have been in mine

Many of us are stronger willed
And try to impose this on others
These are the righteous ones
Trying to bend the weaker to them
Like a young flexible sapling

Some will snap like twigs and are finished
Others bounce back unbent
Defiant in the face of such control
Resilience bouncing the back upright
Not giving in, not giving up, no, never!

Be true, be the tree
That will not bend
To you and me








©All creative works by Joan Ellen Gage are her exclusive property, and Joan maintains the legal rights to them.

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