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A Journal Entry, Photographs, and Poetry…

Journal 8-18-20130001

That felt a bit strange, like my pen was rusty. I guess it has every right to be since I have taken a couple of months off. I would like to think I could come back as regular and strong as before, but my heart is not entirely in it. There seems too much going on to pick up where I quit.


Traveling Onward

I had suicide
On my mind
Once upon a time,
But those days are
Long gone in the past.

I am looking forward
Into a future filled
With pleasures I have
Yet to imagine,
Understand, or taste.

Therefore, I will aptly
Leave all these visions
Of death spun rudely
Out behind me and
Chase after happiness.

As I see it now,
God is still in
His Heaven and we
Left here below may
Someday obtain Paradise.

Yes, I did once have
Suicide on my mind,
But I have outlived
Such selfish urges,
Life remains to treasure.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Birth Song

The sun in freedom
Streams across the skies
Lending warmth and light
To us here on Earth,
Keeping our hope alive.

The wind it whispers
With untold stories
Through the leafy trees,
Scattering our dreams
With its easy breeze.

The water washes
Unending against
The soft yielding shore,
Wetting thirsty land
Causing growth galore.

The land allows us
To find shelter in
Places it affords,
Where we can sometime
Live and make abode.

We humans are but
Strangers lodging here,
Only passing quick,
Children wandering
Beneath passing stars.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, July 17, 2013


In Simplicity

There is this much
And I know its truth
That I am imperfect,
But worthy of care.

God sees my flaws
Knows my defects
And yet He loves me,
In Him is my perfection.

I long for someone
Who will love me true,
But I know it is hard
To find such affection.

Someday, perhaps
I will meet the man
Who will hold my heart,
And abstain from rejection.

Thank God for family
And friends who help
Me keep heart and soul
Knit tightly together.

There is this much
And I know its truth
That I am imperfect,
But worthy of care.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Saturday, July 20, 2013


A thought I shared elsewhere, but find very true: Only writers and artists give away the secrets of their hearts and souls to strangers they are likely never to meet…

I am grateful:

1)   I have this place in which to share my thoughts with you out there.
2)   Creativity has not abandoned me though I have chosen to take time off.
3)   Good behavior has its own rewards.
4)   Books can impart truths even when they are written fictionally.
5)   We are not abandoned here without love, for even when we are most alone we are caressed by the divine.

I sincerely hope you will find your way back here again. If you have not visited elsewhere on this blog I suggest you go to the about page and the archives to find information about me and enjoy more of the work contained here.

You are a wonderfully creative person who embodies dreams that you can share with the world. Do something creative and let your light shine. Maybe you could write a poem, journal entry, or list detailing something wonderful that has happened in your life recently. Small miracles occur for all of us every day.

I will be back… Until we meet again…

Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 121

Journal entry:

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You take it all away
With your ignorance
Of everything I do
To make your life
More pleasant.

Sometimes I almost
Give up trying
Because you never
Notice my efforts
To enrich your days.

I have to remain
Hidden in the shadows
While you bask in
All the glory,
Darkness must suit me.

One day perhaps
You will notice
Everything does not
Revolve around you
And all your drama.

I work in the background
Without any credit
Wondering why I must
Continue when you
Do not even say thanks.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, May 9, 2013


I am grateful:

1.   I have plenty of paper.
2.   I have lots of clothes from which to choose.
3.   I still have my Mom with me.
4.   I have a variety of books to read.
5.   My computer allows me to do things I only imagined a few years ago.


Thursday was an interesting day. I hope your day was enjoyable. I went to the Sweetwater Camera Club meeting this evening. The speaker, David Fisher, gave a great presentation. As usual, I want to encourage you to engage your creativity and make something wonderful to share with the world. You can without doubt do work that touches other lives.

As a prompt, write about creativity in a way that encourages or provokes others to action. Your poem, story, or journal entry can be shared by leaving a link to your work in the comments below.

I am so thankful you chose to spend a few of your precious moments reading my blog. I hope you will find your way back here often, but you might also want to enter your email address in the space provided above and subscribe to Chronicles. Any comment you have to share would be much appreciated.

Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 44

Journal entry:

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Horse & Rider

This picture won honorable mention in the field trip category.

Valuable Attempts

You try…
But you cannot
Please everyone always,
So you constantly do your best
To make as many happy as you can,
And when it is impossible…
You try to remember
Your efforts are

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Close up Female Mallard

I entered this one, but it did not place. I am using it as my desktop background right now.

I am grateful:

1.   I did not have to drive to Austell today.
2.   Nightmares are not reality.
3.   My printer did not run out of ink while I was printing.
4.   I think I may have helped a club member by recommending my doctor for her son.
5.   Hope has a Thunder Shirt to help calm her during tonight’s storms.

Vibrant Butterfly

I also entered this, but it did not place.

I had a busy Thursday, and it has not ended as well as I would like because Mom was upset with me for getting in late. I hope your day turned out better. I have taken time to exercise my creativity and I urge you to do the same. Everything ends more pleasantly when imagination is utilized.

As a prompt, write your feelings about attempting to please others. Use this in a poem, story, or journal entry and share a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you found something that enriched your day. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share, please leave a comment. I want you to come back often, but you might also want to subscribe to Chronicles for email updates.

Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 132

Journal entry:

Journal 5-20-20120001

Gracious Benevolence

Freshly laundered clothing touches
My skin with the gentle caress
Of a lover who was missing
During the long exhausting day.

I sigh at the sweetness felt when
Freshly laundered clothing touches
My body with the tenderness
I have been seeking all day long.

The enchantment of cleanliness
Spreads its allure over me when
Freshly laundered clothing touches
Me like whispered kisses at night.

I am reminded of other
Nights when I was softly fondled
With heavenly kindness on skin
Freshly laundered clothing touches.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, May 20, 2012



Jo and Ton…




Ton following Jo…


Holly bush grown into a sizable tree…


My Dad’s D-8…




My Dad’s D-8 overgrown, but not forgotten…

I am grateful:

1.   Mom reminded me to use Deep Woods Off before going for my walk.
2.   Hope was very well behaved while we walked in the pasture.
3.   The horses were down where I was able to see them.
4.   Jeremy bush hogged the property yesterday and told me I could go anywhere on the place I wanted.
5.   I cooked barbecued beef ribs, turnip greens, baby carrots, and stuffing, which were delicious.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. Get out your camera and take some pictures, or write a poem, or draw a picture, or write in your journal. Just do something creative. It will enrich your day and make you smile.

The poem I wrote today is called a Quatern. This form is very fun to work with. You write four, four line stanzas, with eight syllables per line and you repeat one line from the first stanza in each following stanzas. It is not easy, but the reward is well worth the challenge. This is the spotlighted form in Writer’s Digest’s July/August issue. Since it was counted syllables I had to try my hand at it. You might enjoy writing one…

I would love to hear whatever you have to say, so by all means leave me a comment.

Jo Ann

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