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.

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/

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shake it out!

Karen shaking it up framed psychadelic
Karen, shaking it up!

Shake it out!

Time to shake it out

Shake out those–In the dump blues

 

Time to shake it out

Fill you some–Big girl shoes

 

Time to shake it out

Find you some–Up close clues

 

You know that you paid your dues

You know stuff that you can use

So just read some Dr. Seuss

Get out there and vamoose!

Shake it out girl!

Joan Ellen Gage

From the book, A Redhead Looks at 60

 

OTHER WEBSITEwww.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.

On the Wings of Time

Time Flying with wings 5 lens flare framed

MIDLIFE CLOCK

 

Time

Too much, not enough

Too slow, too fast

Forever tick, tick, ticking

Away . . .

 

Time

We wish it

Here . . .

We wish it

Gone . . .

 

Time

Feel it

Trickling, teasing

Through your fingers

Sifting between

Your toes . . .

 

You

Are the hourglass

Your time is running

Out, tick . . . tock . . .

Half of the sand

Of your being

Has dwindled away

 

Your vital force

Diminishes as

Grain by

Tiny grain

Your essence

Erodes . . .

 

Wake up

It’s half past

Your life!

by Joan Ellen Gage

from the book, Water Running Downhill, Rose Edition

OTHER WEBSITEwww.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.

 

 

SERENDIPITIOUS

stars glowing Nietzsche quote 9 X 6

Serendipitous

Learn to love,

The chaos, the unexpected,

Crashing in.

Stay open to possibilities,

The whispers of the universe,

Sharing her secrets, her divinations.

Creativity beckons,

Inviting you to play, expand.

You metamorphose as your own midwife,

And give birth that dancing star!

Joan Ellen Gage

2 14 2016

OTHER WEBSITE:

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.
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.

 

 

 

STAR WARS KILLED MY STEPSON

Bacteria with death star glow multi

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.

Live in the “now”, rediscover your soul!

Dec 2015 scripted

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.