FOR KATHLEEN

For Kathleen
We did not always get along, we both had (and I still have) strong personalities and control issues. But, In the end, she was my sister and I did what I could for her, what she would allow and what I had to do. I pray that she found the light and is surrounded by love. I hope that she has found peace. JEG 9/3/2017

©Joan Ellen Gage

OTHER WEBSITE:  http://www.JoanEllenGage.com/

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/yourpersonalcheerleaderJoanEllenGage/

JOAN’S 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 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

Traveling At The Speed of Now: http://www.joanellengage.com/

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STAR WARS KILLED MY STEPSON

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Yes, I know, this sounds very dramatic
But, it began with him standing in the cold
Waiting to get in the theater, then being in that theater
With no immune system functioning, destroyed by the chemo
Every virus and germ a massive adversary
Stealing in under the radar, his defenses inoperative

I understand that this was a choice
That he felt he had to see the movie; every cell in his being
Anticipating some excitement that had been denied
Due to the pain and the treatment of his cancer
It was breaking out of that apartment that had become a prison
To journey to another world for a time
To suppress the reality he was dealing with

So, I forgive Star Wars.
It wasn’t the bullet in the gun—that was cancer
Star Wars was the vector , or conveyance
That activated the trigger
Terminating cancer’s advance
Along with it the pain
And my stepson’s earthly existence
May he be finally, at peace

In light and love,

joan ellen gage

OTHER WEBSITE: www.joanellengage.com/
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joan-Ellen-Gage/158895910832925
JOAN’S 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 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.

Water Running Downhill!, Words of Empowerment, Rose Edition, by Joan Ellen Gage, just released!

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A poem from Joan’s book, Water Running Downhill, Rose Edition:

SKIN DEEP

Worked into a frenzied froth of
Slick soap bubbles
Water beads up on
New, born-again
Baptized skin

Late afternoon light refracts
Through liquid droplets, as
Water flows across my chest, and
Dives downward, arcing
Into my belly-button, creating
a myriad of prismatic effects

As layers of grimy pollutants from
Daily stress, anger, and rudeness
(Man’s inhumanity to woman)
Are scrubbed away; whirling
And spinning, exfoliated cells careen
Down the drain

I shed my workweek
False skin
My psyche feels resuscitated as
I evolve
Once more becoming
Human, for the weekend

OTHER WEBSITE: www.joanellengage.com/
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joan-Ellen-Gage/158895910832925
JOAN’S 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 SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140
WATER RUNNING DOWNHILL: http://www.amazon.com/WATER-RUNNING-DOWNHILL-new-design-ebook/dp/B004PVSOPS
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.

YOU KNOW, IT ISN’T ALWAYS ABOUT THE “BENJAMINS”!

Not Always About The Benjamins, JEG

OTHER WEBSITE: http://www.joanellengage.com/
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joan-Ellen-Gage/158895910832925
JOAN’S 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 SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140
WATER RUNNING DOWNHILL: http://www.amazon.com/WATER-RUNNING-DOWNHILL-new-design-ebook/dp/B004PVSOPS

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

THE TREE OF LOVE

The Tree of Love  Cory & Jason

OTHER WEBSITE: http://www.joanellengage.com/
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joan-Ellen-Gage/158895910832925
JOAN’S 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 SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140
WATER RUNNING DOWNHILL: http://www.amazon.com/WATER-RUNNING-DOWNHILL-new-design-ebook/dp/B004PVSOPS

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

The Gift That Keeps On Giving–Pass It On!

Celebrate Our Joy

OTHER WEBSITE: http://www.joanellengage.com/
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joan-Ellen-Gage/158895910832925
JOAN’S 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 SKIN: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95140
WATER RUNNING DOWNHILL: http://www.amazon.com/WATER-RUNNING-DOWNHILL-new-design-ebook/dp/B004PVSOPS

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