Jean's space

{May 18, 2011}   Beautiful



I remember being a young girl

Wanting to fit in

Thinking pounds of makeup would make me pretty

So unsure of myself

With no self-esteem

I had no clue

That just being me

Was more than enough

It was




Wanting so bad to fit in

I let myself believe that going by a different name

Would make me pretty

And make people want to be around me

So first I went by Gina,

Then I changed the spelling to Gena

Then to Jeanna

Not realizing that no one really cares how it is spelled

And no matter what

My real name is enough

It is



As I grew up

I began to learn


Isn’t about quantity

It’s more about quality

It was a lesson I had to learn on my own

Through a lot of abuse

Being used most of the time

Yet among the users and abusers

Without realizing it there was a few

Who were true

With them though it wasn’t about the makeup

The hair or the name

It was about me

The real me

And from them and my family

I learned that

Just being my self is




So Gina, Gena and Jeanna well they are gone

It’s Jean now

And I am proud of that

I am proud of who I am

And even if I don’t have an army of friends

The ones I do have

I am happy to have because for the first time

I can honestly say

They are true friends

Who like me for me

And that right there

Is more than good it is




So now the makeup is minimal

Just enough to enhance the beauty that is already there

I wear my hair however I like

I don’t worry about fitting in

I believe that if it is meant to be then

It will be because I am being me

Not the person I used to think everyone wanted me to be

Now I know that

While the fake me yeah she was pretty

Where the real me is more

Because I am




By: Jean Bonella Shular


Here is to being who you are and loving it. Not letting anyone tell you who you should be. Here is to being Beautiful.



{March 7, 2011}   Turn Back Around

~Turn Back Around~


Sad eyes looking up at us

How can we ignore them?

Walking away like they don’t mean a thing

Like the ones who already hurt them

They are crying out for someone to notice them

Love them

Take care of them

Lonely children of the world

Being walked away from

Isn’t it about time we


~Turn Back Around~


The child who had to runaway just to get away

From the beatings

The nightly visits from a stranger in their bed

The drunken rages

The Terror they were raised in

A parent who molests them

Innocence taken

Yet we don’t even hear them

As they cry out for help

It is time to

~Turn Back Around~


Give them a chance

Listen to what they have to say

A home to call their own

Safe from the abuse

Safe from the terror

A home filled with love

A place to grow

In comfort rather than fear

Off of the streets

Away from the danger

That is what they are wanting

All we have to do is


~Turn Back Around~


Quit ignoring those

Sad eyes looking up at us

Do what is right and


~Turn Back Around~


By: Jean Shular

{January 7, 2011}   Sisters



Your hands are worn

Yet still so pretty

Your days are long

Yet we never hear you complain

You have so much love

Such a big heart

I admire you




You work so hard

Day in and day out

Has anyone ever told you?

How much they appreciate you

I hope so

Because I know I do




With your heart full of love

You’re beautiful through and through

I am so happy to know you

I am honored to call you my sisters

I want you to know

I have always looked up to you

I always will




I know we had our squabbles

What sisters don’t

In the end I always knew

That no matter what

I was lucky to have you





I Love Ya both


Love always Jean




{May 21, 2010}   I Am Me

 I Am Me
Old fashioned values
I love to joke around and have fun
Kind to everyone
Country gal to the bone
I am proud  but not vain
I Am Me
Playful and fun
I love the Lord
My family and my friends
Honest and Gentle
I don’t believe fighting will get me very far
However I won’t back down
When it comes to standing firm
In what I believe in
I Am Me
I love to learn
I love to explore
I love people in general
Making new friends is exciting to me
Just like trying new things
Lifes a big adventure
I never know where it will lead me
I love it with all it’s mystery
I Am Me
My heart is big with room to grow
My love is
Always unconditional
But if you break my heart
There’s a good chance you won’t win it again
For fool me once shame on you
Fool me twice and it will be
Shame on Me
Honesty is not just a virtue to me
It is a policy
I hold my self true to
I Am Me
And that is who I am Proud to be
By: Jean Shular

{February 20, 2010}   Fly Free

Fly Free


In this land of Liberty

Where freedom is ours

A land where other people from other countries

Want to be

We raise our flags each day

To celebrate freedom

As they


Fly Free


Let us honor our loved ones

Serving our country

As well as ones who already have

The ones who never made it home

The ones who have passed

The ones who live today

In this land of liberty let them


Fly Free

A star for each state

Backed by blue

Red and white stripes help make it great

A beautiful banner

To remind us we are free

So in this land of liberty

Let them


Fly Free


A gift we all share

Even with our troops abroad

Let us always remember

The ones with the courage

The Strength

The honor

The real super heroes who

Already served as well as

The ones who serve today

In our hearts, we stand proud

As we salute our heroes

As we let our banner our flag

Fly Free


Here is to our troops present and past

We are so proud

As we stand behind you

Beside you

Respect you

Most of all

Love and honor you

With American Pride

In our land of liberty

We let them


Fly Free


By: Jean Shular





{February 14, 2010}   Love So True

Love So True


When we first met

I had no clue

That you were the one

Who would be



Love So True


I never met anyone

Quite like you

Someone who can make me laugh

Even when I feel like crying

Someone who can give me strength

When I am week

Some one makes me feel beautiful

No matter what I am wearing

Or how messy my hair


Love So True


I see the way you look at me

I see my love for you

Shining in your eyes

I see that same love

Coming back to me

Together we belong

That is so very evident

So to you I give my


Love So True


By: Jean Shular


For Jeff my one and only true love

Forever, For Always, For Eternity

Our love will grow




et cetera