Submit Poems
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. 

News Flash


Blog Posted:5/24/2013 8:35:00 PM
Last night my tv program was interrupted with a news flash and never came back.  The entire evening tv coverge was on the fact that one of our Washington State main bridges had fallen in the river.  It turned out it was our own I5 bridge here between Mount Vernon and Burlington. I panicked because at any given time some of my family is on that bridge. As it turned out one of my granddaughters had crossed over on it just about 5 minutes before it fell. Two cars and three people fell into the river and got tangled up in the iron grid of the fallen construction.  It took about about three hours to get them all out because of the danger and they were taken to local hospitals with hyothermia.The Skagit River is big. deep, with heavy current and cold this time of year.  We were very lucky.  Not quite the disaster that some states have suffered but it will be a big mess around here for a long time.  There are two other bridges that will have to take over.  One is small and old on a narrow road and the other one leads right through the main part of Burlington, but this one was the bridge on the main road between all points south and the Canadian border.  Lots of big trucks use it and in fact it turns out that one of these trucks had hit a corner of the girder and caused it to buckle.  I need to cross that river twice on my way to the cemetary at Burlington to decorate graves tomorrow.  I expect to be caught in traffic but we will have to get used to it. Joyce
Please Login
 
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Glad YOU are safe, it seems we will being having more and more of this until our infrastructure is updated.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 8:22:00 PM
    so happy you and your family are safe Joyce...and that no one was seriously hurt...that is a miracle..

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 11:27:00 AM
    Not a good situation but glad noone got hurt.take care

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 9:01:00 AM
    I'm so glad your family is safe, Joyce...and thank God no one was killed! That is a miracle. We've crossed over this bridge ourselves many times while visiting your state...it is a scary thought to think how quickly, and unexpectedly this came tumbling down!!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 8:21:00 AM
    My Hubby is from up there and knows the bridges well... Thank goodness no one was badly hurt...

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 6:30:00 AM
    I saw this on the news last night! Sorry to hear... its a miracle no one was hurt!

    Login to Reply

My Past Blog Posts

 
Happy New Year Everyone
Date Posted: 1/1/2016 2:28:00 AM
Out of commission for a while
Date Posted: 4/8/2015 5:43:00 PM
Happy Easter
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 10:27:00 AM
Merry Christmas
Date Posted: 12/25/2014 9:22:00 AM
Seahawks
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
Apologies
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
Troubles
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
apologies
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

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/25/2016 Alone Ethereeage,
7/17/2016 Summer Treasures Lyricsummer,
7/14/2016 To a Mouse Rhymeanimal,
7/11/2016 Best Rondeau Rondeautrue love,
6/18/2016 A Pretty Red Rose Villanellebeautiful,
6/13/2016 Fearful Meeting Trioletfear,
5/21/2016 Summer Pleasures Quatrainsummer,
5/19/2016 Flying Fairies Blank versefairy,
5/18/2016 Sad Dizain Dizainwar,
5/18/2016 Garden Treasure Rhymeflower,
5/16/2016 Searching for My DNA Quatrainsad,
4/29/2016 I Feel Invisible Rhymeage,introspection,
4/28/2016 Rapunzel Really Ruby Prosebeauty,garden,
4/25/2016 After the Tulip Tour Free versebeauty,flower,
4/23/2016 Dear Mom Rhymelove,mother,
4/21/2016 A Nook and a Storybook Quatrainbirthday,books,
4/18/2016 Outside of the City Lyrickiss,love,
4/13/2016 Spring Flowers Abecedarianflower,
4/11/2016 Spring Wealth Abecedarianflower,spring,
4/10/2016 Preterition Rhymepoetry,
4/8/2016 April Showers Lyricbeauty,flower,
4/7/2016 Tit for Tat Sonnetanimal,
4/6/2016 God's Vast Sky answer me Rhymegod,sky,star,
4/4/2016 The Seasons Quatrainseasons,
4/1/2016 Letting Go Versesuccess,
3/31/2016 Tulip Tour Time A Pantoum Pantoumbeautiful,
3/29/2016 Thirteen Syllables or Less Haikubird,
3/29/2016 Love Without Hope Rhymeanimal,
3/29/2016 Reading to Grandpa Monorhymerelationship,
3/29/2016 Wearing the Green Limerickgreen,
3/17/2016 A Senendipity Happening Coupletsenses,
3/15/2016 The Fugitive Free verseadventure,stress,
3/12/2016 Heartsick For You Ghazallonging,love,
3/10/2016 Breathtaking Acrosticbeauty,
3/10/2016 Colourfication Romanticismcolor,
3/6/2016 Black and White 4 Rhymecare,silence,
3/5/2016 Good Care for Element Earth Rhymeearth,farm,
3/5/2016 Gloriously Simple Wedding Rhymewedding,
3/3/2016 Menagerie of Footles Footlewords,
3/3/2016 Suffusion of Yellow Rhymecolor,yellow,
3/3/2016 Sailor's Lore Haikucolor,sunset,
3/1/2016 The Color of Spring Free versegreen,
2/29/2016 Unfair to Kittens Pantoumcat,
2/29/2016 John, the Work Horse Personificationhorse,
2/29/2016 Famous Last Lines Rhymeeaster,good friday,
2/28/2016 Leap Year Rhymefebruary,
2/25/2016 Grandma's Hand Sewn Quilt Narrativeage,grandmother,
2/14/2016 Valentine Day 2016 Villanellevalentines day,
2/13/2016 Loveliness Acrosticlove,
2/13/2016 Two Lenses Rhymeage,child,fear,
2/13/2016 My Lovely Children Coupletchildren,love,
2/6/2016 The One Who Survives Cinquainage,death,
2/1/2016 Home Sweet Home Free versehappiness,love,
1/31/2016 Mount Baker Monokumountains,
1/30/2016 Valentine Wedding Rhymeheart,love,
1/26/2016 Birthday Party Rhymebirthday,celebration,
1/25/2016 Forty Rhymeage,
1/24/2016 When I Was Ten Rhymechildhood,
1/20/2016 My Loving Heart Villanelleheart,valentines day,
1/18/2016 Rainbow's End Coupletrainbow,
1/18/2016 Response to Potpourri Rhymeheaven,
1/18/2016 Words Tankawords,
1/18/2016 Spectacular Acrosticanxiety,god,sun,
1/9/2016 Christmas Abecedarian Abecedarianbaby,christmas,
1/6/2016 Poet's Dozen Verseboyfriend,crush,
1/3/2016 Breathe Rhymevisionary,
12/29/2015 Beautiful Acrosticbeautiful,beauty,life,
11/29/2015 Jack Frost Acrosticweather,
11/23/2015 Holy Christ Child Rhymebirth,child,
11/9/2015 Unaware Lyriccat,fear,
11/8/2015 Winter Escapade Dodoitsucat,fear,
11/8/2015 Apple Pie Versefood,
11/1/2015 A Poet's Dozen Verseseasons,
10/27/2015 If I Were Rich Rhymehome,
10/20/2015 Thanksgiving Day Quaternfood,holiday,thanksgiving
10/18/2015 Call of the Wild Rhymecat,nature,
10/12/2015 Kids Love Funny Dogs Rhymedog,
10/12/2015 Daylight Saving Time Andaree Rhymebird,time,
9/22/2015 Seasonal Rhymeseasons,weather,wind,
9/12/2015 Titles Rhymedeath,
8/22/2015 My Dream Quatrainappreciation,
8/8/2015 Mother's Hats Rhymebeauty,
8/8/2015 Finding Myself Rhymeage,
8/8/2015 July Acrosticbirth,
8/1/2015 Why July Free versebereavement,
7/30/2015 Heat Unrelenting Rhymeadventure,
7/26/2015 Everyody Does It Rhymeanxiety,bird,
7/26/2015 Traveling by Train Rhymeadventure,america,appreci
7/11/2015 Fourth Of July Acrosticamerica,
4/26/2015 Spring Offerings Sonnetflower,
4/3/2015 Illumination Lanternelight,
4/2/2015 The Wolf Rhymeanimal,
4/2/2015 Easter Goodies Rhymeeaster,
3/31/2015 An Easter Story Dramatic Verseangel,angst,jesus,
3/23/2015 Linnie Mae Ethel Acrosticmother,
3/15/2015 Nightfall Villanellelost,
3/2/2015 The Nineteen-Forties Narrativememory,
3/2/2015 Payback Limericktime,
2/24/2015 A Pierced Heart Rhymebirth,death,
2/15/2015 Spring's Dance Abecedarianspring,

My Photos


photo

ps_001.jpg

Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
An Invitation to Dance Sonnetmusic,nature,
Echoes of the Heart Rhymeuplifting,
as I drift Haikusea,
A Hug for the Bug Quintain (English)insect,
Where The Sycamore Grew Narrativeautumn,family,house,life,
Breathes Coupletadventure,art,epic,happin
F a i t h Rhymefaith,

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read