Submit a Poem
Get Your Premium Membership

Joyce Johnson's Blog

About Joyce Johnson
(Show Details...)
Bloggers Photo
What can I say?  My picture above shows you that I have lived a long time.  It was taken in 2008 for our church registry. 

I was a stay at home mom until my last child was in school.  I was widowed when I was forty four and was glad that I was already employed at the local radio station.  I stayed in the same job for thirty years and after I retired at 65 and took a trip to Europe with a friend, I started working again and stayed for another ten years.  I have only been writing poetry since 1999 when I wrote to relieve my grief when my only son died.  I married again four years after my husband died and was widowed again in 1995.  I am an avid gardener and belong to two local garden clubs and am on the board of the district club and state garden club so have lots of meetings to attend. I have my own poetry corner in the state garden club's publication. I live in my home by myself and rent my farm land to a local bulb grower.  I am surrounded by beauty.  All of mv family lives close to me.  Two daughters, six grandchildren,
eleven great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. We live in Washington State in Northwest Washington and love it here. 


Most Recent Blog Post

Blog Posted:6/3/2012 8:30:00 AM


I have been so busy helping to organize the best garden club convention ever that I have not been able to contribute or to answer comments on my poems this past week.  The convention starts Tuesday and runs Through Friday of this week and I must be there from early morning to late at night so I will see you after it is over.  I have two poems in the program as official poet for our state's organization.. Meanwhile thank you for your more than kind comments on my humble postings that I have not been able to answer..  Love, Joyce

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 6/5/2012 11:17:00 AM
    Congrats on being the official poet. You are an inspiration to all of us.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/4/2012 8:43:00 AM
    Sounds wonderful Joyce!! Congratulations, and you will be a wonderful contributer to this event! Enjoy every minute!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 5:47:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce, on your poems being selected. Agape, Moses

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 3:43:00 PM
    You are such a sweet lady, Joyce. Of course nobody will fault you for taking time off, and big congrats on having the poems in the program. It's lovely you have this hobby of gardening. Wish you were here to tell me what I am doing wrong with my new flowers!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 2:36:00 PM
    Congratulations on having two poems selected for your porgram. Have a great time at the convention.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Good wishes coming your way,Joyce:) Have a great convention..Arild

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 10:56:00 AM
    Sounds like a lot of good work! No apologies necessary, hope you're having fun with it, and thanks for being so awesome! Namaste~N

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 10:12:00 AM
    sending good wishes your way. hugs, catie :)

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 9:24:00 AM
    hey Joyce you enjoy your convention and good luck with all of it..David

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 9:05:00 AM
    You're apologies are not necessary dear. We all get distracted from time to time. You have yourself a beautiful day sweetie. Love, Gail

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 8:55:00 AM
    My best wishes in the convention, Joyce!

    Login to Reply

My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 2/2/2014 9:52:00 PM
Back on line
Date Posted: 8/4/2013 2:53:00 PM
Computer Woes
Date Posted: 7/12/2013 2:17:00 PM
My Absence
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 11:14:00 AM
News Flash
Date Posted: 5/24/2013 8:35:00 PM
Date Posted: 5/21/2013 10:49:00 AM
Computer is back
Date Posted: 5/20/2013 4:31:00 PM
Computer Troubles
Date Posted: 5/17/2013 2:55:00 PM
Date Posted: 4/8/2013 10:33:00 AM
My 8yo daughter is the next American Idoll
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 6:56:00 PM
Poetry Soup Team
Date Posted: 12/28/2012 12:22:00 AM
Merry Christmas from the West Coast.
Date Posted: 12/24/2012 8:21:00 AM
Thank you
Date Posted: 11/11/2012 2:25:00 PM
Date Posted: 11/9/2012 6:43:00 PM
At Last
Date Posted: 11/6/2012 9:13:00 AM
Daylight time
Date Posted: 11/4/2012 10:22:00 AM
My Favorite contest
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 3:25:00 PM
Judging my Contest
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 11:56:00 AM
My Contest
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 8:52:00 AM
email request
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 6:01:00 PM
Hugs for PD and save some for Hannah
Date Posted: 7/27/2012 6:54:00 PM
Prayers for Carolyn Devonshire
Date Posted: 6/20/2012 12:10:00 PM
My week
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 6:20:00 PM
Date Posted: 6/3/2012 8:30:00 AM
Contest Closed
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 5:22:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/16/2014My Antique TableQuatrainfamily,
4/14/2014Red Moons RisingRhymemoon,
4/11/2014All MineRhymecute love,
4/11/2014 Itty BittyLimerickfun,
4/4/2014Letting GoRhymeson,
4/4/2014Flat Stanley Visits the Skagit ValleyRhymeflower,
4/3/2014Brag TimeRhymepoetry,
4/3/2014Whispers of LoveRhymelost love,
3/31/2014JesusI Is The AnswerRhymejesus,
3/26/2014Looking for SpringQuintain (English)natural disasters,
3/22/2014Magic ForestRhymeanimal,
3/18/2014Counting Her RichesRhymegarden,
3/17/2014Short DanceLimerickdaughter,
3/15/2014The SeasonsCoupletseasons,
3/14/2014Wearing of the GreenSonnetholiday,
3/12/2014A LimerickLimerickaddiction,anger,
3/11/2014The Ultimate FanRhymefootball,
3/6/2014Fragile EarthRhymenature,
3/5/2014To Heal a HeartRhymesorrow,
3/5/2014Faithful RuthQuintain (English)bible,

My Photos

ps_Christmas Dinner at Grandma J-Dec 21-2009--other 024.JPG

Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
An Invitation to DanceSonnetmusic,nature,
Echoes of the HeartRhymeuplifting,
as I driftHaikusea,
A Hug for the BugQuintain (English)insect,

Fav Poets

Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read