INTRO: This is one of three poems that I wrote when I first started thinking about sharing my poetry. I wrote this poem 7 years before I started sharing my poetry. I wrote it while I was living a quite simple lifestyle, travelling around Australia in a motorhome (I lived in a motorhome for four years). I had a supply of writing paper to compose poems on, my old guitar to strum while I quietly sang my favourite songs in the cool of the evening, and my camera with which to capture unfamiliar places I had discovered, including many quiet, country, and bush camping spots alongside creeks and rivers.
Back then, I was self-conscious about my individual style of poetry. It seemed different to other poetry styles that I read. I felt the same way about my singing voice, which was soft and gentle, not powerful, and loud like so many female singers. But I was encouraged to find poets, both written and spoken word poets, and singers that wrote and sang in a similar style to my own. I soon learnt to relax and be myself and simply share my style of poetry, and those who like it will connect with me and those who don’t, won’t connect with me, and that’s ok. Beverley Joy
I love to write poems
They pour out of me
I simply share the facts
No frills attached.
I love to sing
My favourite songs
With expression and love
Gentle and soft.
I have a passion
For taking photos
Life’s moments are captured
Of my memories and adventures.
I love to sit in the breeze
Watch the leaves rustle in the trees
Breath in the perfume of the season
Listen to birds sing in the early morning.
I love the simple things
That’s just the way it is
There will be those who stay with me
There will be those who turn and leave.
I am who I am
God made me this way
I’ve learnt to be content in my skin
Developing and sharing my gifts.
Beverley Joy © 2013 Simply Story Poetry. All Rights Reserved.
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