Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between with JoAnne Myers

Hello Joyce and thank you for having me back. It is good to be here. I will be awarding two lucky people who comment each a paperback or PDF of their choice. The choices are: Murder Most Foul, Wicked Intentions, Twisted Love, The Crime of the Century, Flagitious, Loves, Myths, and Monsters, or Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between. Its your choice.

“Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between” is a poetry collection that provides a glimpse into the heart, mind and soul of its author Jo Anne Myers. It’s a heartwarming read, written with love and respect for others.  Some poems were written in times of sorrow, other poems were written in times of joyous celebration. Life is like that.

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            Being a laundress is not very glamorous.

            Its hot and sweaty and doesn’t pay well.

            Joined by the nicks and cuts, can be quiet hazardous.

            My shoulders ache, and my size nines swell.

            Between the pulling and pushing and lifting too,

            my back’s out of whack and my face turns blue.

            You can be old. Or you can be young.

            But it’s always hard work and never much fun.

            You can be short and small or large and tall,

            but must stand for hours until the work is done.

            It’s not an easy job, I must admit,

            but can keep one physically fit.

            Between the smell of the soap, stain remover and bleach.

            I wanna throw in the towel and scream ‘I’ve had it.’

            My job is no picnic I beseech,

            and rant and raving might be a sin,

            but when my shift is over,

            all I do is grin.

            The ride home is also no joy.

            Between the noise and pollution,

            all I can say is ‘oh boy.’

            Maybe my job is its own contribution.

            For whether I have cause to cry or vent,

            the sight of my front door is heaven sent.

            I work as a laundress at my area nursing home.  It is hard work, but I do enjoy it.

            I certainly had worse jobs.

* * * *


                                    I take you home in the pour’n rain.

                                    Someone to talk too, is who I am.

                                    Don’t have no name though.

                                    I’m just your so-n-so.

                                    You tell me your secrets.

                                    Your every little thought.

                                    I am your buddy.

                                    and your confidant.

                                    Don’t have no name though.

                                    I’m just your so-n-so.

                                    When you’re out drink’n,

                                    and feel’n blue.

                                    You call me up.

                                    That’s what you do.

                                    A shoulder to cry on.

                                    When things go wrong.

                                    I was that someone,

                                    you counted on.

                                    Don’t have no name though.

                                    I’m just your so-n-so.

* * * *

This collection of personal poems is available at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore/1478734760.html.

These poems were inspired by Jo Anne’s love for nature, God, veterans, family and friendships, it is a heartwarming read written with love and respect for others.

Jo Anne will be awarding two winners a print copy of one of her unique and page turning books for commenting. The choices are: Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between, Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery, Wicked Intentions-a paranormal anthology, or Loves, Myths, and Monsters-a fantasy anthology.

Soon available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble and other book distributors. my photo apr 2011

Author Bio:

I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.

When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My original canvas paintings, can be found at: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Other books by Jo Anne:

“TWISTED LOVE,” a true-crime anthology

“MURDER MOST FOUL” a detective/mystery anthology

“LOVES’, MYTHS’ AND MONSTERS’,” a fantasy anthology

“THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY,” a biography true-crime

“WICKED INTENTIONS”  a paranormal anthology

“FLAGITIOUS,”  a detective/mystery anthology available in September

Email: joannemyers@frontier.com

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/joannemyers

Facebook Author Page: http://facebook.com/authorpage.joannemyers

Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne


Blogs: Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

Books and Paintings by JoAnne: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

JoAnne Myers’ WordPress Blog:


Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/


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