WOMANIFESTO

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

BRILLIANT ~ I waited for a poem like this telling me it’s ok to come out of my cocoon.

Libba Bray

Congratulations.

You have woken the witch that lives deep inside me.

You have removed the slumber chains from the giant of old.

You have handed me a box of matches and no chaperone

And a world made of lies and polyester.

Congratulations.

You have barked up the wrong bitch.

Proclaim it:

I have shucked off the good, southern lady’s cloak,

Of the homecoming court, the cheerleader,

The preacher’s daughter, hands gentled in her lap.

They tied it at my neck with a bow, a Gordian girl-knot,

When I was young and bossy and sure-footed

“For protection,” they said.

Whose protection? I wondered.

Enough.

I have sent that shit out to the dry cleaners

I will not pick it up

They can sell it for a profit from a rack on the street.

From now on,

I’m exposing the raw pink edges of my true skin to the sun.

Some things…

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WOMANIFESTO

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

  Congratulations. You have woken the witch that lives deep inside me. You have removed the slumber chains from the giant of old. You have handed me a box of matches and no chaperone And a wor…

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Behind Closed Doors

Posted: January 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

  January 28th, 2017 We will be launching this book Behind Closed Doors and have speakers, as well. Yea! I was asked to be one of them and I am thrilled greatly to be a part of these wonderful…

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Great Article written by my friend Bonnie Jennings on another friend Jo Dowling.

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to a fellow poetess who is also a psychiatric nurse, like myself.

in our writing

It is because the mind of a mental health nurse sees the world, reported by others, from a down to earth approach and also from a surreal sublime often bizarre experience,  that I’m thrilled with Jo Dowling’s poetry. In a way, because we are so down to earth, we are also somewhat of skeptics, realists and also expect the weird from the world, at the same time. We may write about “fairies” and fables, but under that fantasy is dirt truth… You must read between the lines that often have allegories, metaphors, parables and messages hidden in the gray areas of life, from that we express the unexplainable.

If you live and move in these areas, then  you too, understand the minds of…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN LENNON

Posted: October 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

Graphic created by Susan Joyner-Stumpf   (Written October 9, 2016)   HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN WINSTON LENNON, who would have been 76 today, October 9th. John was born October 9, 1940, in wa…

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RHYTHM AND MUSE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT     Hi, I’m Author Susan Joyner-Stumpf.  Being a Published Author and Certified Graphics Artist myself, I am always curious to uncover the artist BEHIND t…

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RHYTHM AND MUSE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT     Hi, I’m Author Susan Joyner-Stumpf.  Being a Published Author and Certified Graphics Artist myself, I am always curious to uncover the artist BEHIND t…

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