Poetry and personal blog – Spilling my guts to strangers

About Sweepy Jean

My name is Adriene. I blog under the name Sweepy Jean and write poetry under the name A. D. Joyce.

I’m a freelance writer/editor, poet, and citizen of the world trying to find her way. I’m also the author of two poetry ebooks, Like. Love. Hate. and 30 Poems, 30 Days: Inside a Poet’s Mind.

This blog is a creative playground for me. It’s poetry, it personal, it’s about society, it’s about the writing life–it’s about whatever I’m about on a particular day.

The whole picture …

© Sweepy Jean and Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, 2009-2012.

Comments on: "About Sweepy Jean" (26)

  1. Thanks for writing and sharing, I feel as if you are expressing what many of us are thinking and feeling and pondering but haven’t summoned the nerve to express.

  2. The only problem with your blog Sweepy Jean, is that I read through all the posts already and I am hungry for more! I have read quite a few blogs in the last 6 months and this is undoubtedly my favorite. You write with honesty, depth, intelligence and a style that is both charming and witty. Your poems about your daughter are divine and I pray that this blog is the beginning of bigger and better things for you. As a writer myself, I know a good thing when I read it. Keep writing and never give up on your dream. I am following you. ❤ Misha

    • I’m honored by your kind words, thank you, Misha! The positive feedback so far is encouraging, but the best part about keeping this blog is the way I feel. I love doing it and it energizes me creatively. So I don’t intend to stop any time soon!

  3. Hi Sweepyjean,

    I enjoyed your blog and your honest. I personally believe blogs like yours helps us to free ourselves from regret, hurt, anger and pain. I love it & it also offers hope for the future for a brighter new day. We all need that. Take care & have a wonderful evening!

  4. SweepyJean, I’m so glad to find you. You’re blog is interesting. I’ll be back for more. It’s good to get to know you. V.V.

  5. I’m so glad I discovered your blog via She Writes. It’s very inspiring in its honesty and creativity. I’m a new fan!

    I’m a fairly new blogger, in a similar situation to yourself. At midlife I’m chasing my old dream of being a writer. Life took a detour for a long while, but now that the nest is empty my time has come.

    I’m mostly a prose writer, but recently discovered a treasure trove of poetry I wrote as a teenager and very young adult. Granted they’re bad, but I wonder why I gave it up. Your blog is inspiring me to explore that side of myself again.


    • Thanks so much for the nice comments, Sarah! The theme of rediscovery at this stage in a mother’s life seems to be common. I love that we have outlets to publicly display our creativity. No reason not to explore the poetry again; go for it! 🙂 I’m glad you found me, I’ll visit your blog as well.

  6. […] by the Numbers Back in December, I stated on the About Sweepy Jean page of this blog that I would have a book of poetry out by June. I have since revised that portion […]

  7. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love your site and your writing. I will be visiting you again. Muriel (the French Mum living in London)

  8. I like your about description and can relate in several ways. I also have “unfulfilled dreams that haunt me in the cold dark of night” as you so eloquently write. Like you, this is my middle age my time. I’m self-publishing my first book with Createspace http://refrainfromtheidentical.com/?page_id=2524 and have a grown child “repopulating my nest.” I love your wit.

  9. Hi Sweepy, I too like you, had to break out from what was once the normal in my life to find me. Now, I’m here. God sent and ready. But who will hear what I have to say? And there is so much to say. I’m CAR

    • Hi, CAR, thanks so much for your comment. Like so many of us who write and have something to say, you have to find a way to let your audience know that you are here. Twitter, Facebook, blogs, plus all the other social media outlets, don’t be afraid to let yourself be known. Also, like you’re doing here, connect with other writers. And don’t give up! 🙂

  10. sweepyjean, hi. you are a talented poet. please add me to the list of poets poeming for
    napo – a poem a day – thank you.

  11. Adriene (Sweepy Jean) you have a wonderful site 🙂

  12. May you and your muse remain in good health 🙂

  13. Royyce Jeddi O'Zionn said:

    It’s a good thing you’re following your dreams once again.
    Yes : “self” is not a four-letter word (even though it is.)

    I also like how you have a full shot of your shot of your face with the caption “The whole picture.” It’s poetic,it is cool.It has a sense of revelation.A kind of sequel to the shot of just your eyes.

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