Root-bound, by Joan Ellen Gage

KAREN ROOTBOUND BEST

 

The Root of the Problem

It has been suggested

that when your life seems without joy

or laughter, and you have no interests,

you may be root-bound and need re-potting!

What I take away from this,

is the need to nourish the soul, our roots,

to improve our condition. Subject our foliage

to sunshine, or to the warmth of human touch,

and give our bodies, our plants, sustenance.

To strengthen and green-up, expose ourselves to

fresh air, drink clean water, mist our outer leaves.

Don’t forget to feed our heads with

literature, music and friendship.

Then, may we blossom and reach toward the sun!

 

from the book: A Redhead Looks at 60, by Joan Ellen Gage

WEBSITEhttps://joanellengage.com/

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

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.

We are Unfinished Works of Art, photo and poem by Joan Ellen Gage

Magical Karen framed quote JEG

Excerpt from: “A Woman for all Ages,” from A Redhead Looks at 60, by Joan Ellen Gage

As time passes, we need to deal with

and understand, what lessons each decade teaches us.

Hopefully we learn and embrace the wisdom

from our experiences, and in turn,

these life lessons flesh out

who we are becoming, and who we grow to be.

We are unfinished works of art,

the book not yet completed,

the half-carved sculpture,

to be unveiled by the universe,

and not at a time of our choosing.

Let the journey unfold, and may your story be told!

WEBSITEhttps://joanellengage.com/

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

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.

By Design–a poem for women and for National Breast Cancer Awareness month by Joan Ellen Gage

By Design JEG copy

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 website is listed below.

OTHER WEBSITEwww.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

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.

Waiting for the Rest of your Life

Waitint for the rest of your life quote JEG framedThe Author–Waiting for the Rest of Her Life!

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.

The Women Apparatus

Womens manuel quote JEG

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.

ONE TRIBE

One Tribe Poem by JEG

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.

WOMEN COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

Women Come In All Shapes And Sizes

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.

WOMEN!

Women Quote by JEG

From the book, Water Running Downhill!

 

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

 

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

BRILLIANCE UNDER PRESSURE

Diamond Joan Blue Flare

AND WE ALL SHINE ON*

People are like diamonds

We are formed under pressure,

As they are; and sometimes

With extreme conditions, also

Like diamonds, our brilliance

Is hidden under our outer layers

Which may be buried deeply,

So deeply

As humans, we need to cherish

And trust our inner spirits

To break through the hard

Exterior wall and expose

The true gem beneath

To do as Pink Floyd put it:

“Shine on you crazy diamond!”

*With Thanks to John Lennon for writing these words.

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