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Hi, I’m Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry. I have written many story poems since 2011 about life experience, personal development, nature, relationship, friendship, love and my Christian faith about Bible passages, verses, stories and women of the Bible.

Since 2022, I have been writing articles to encourage creative people in their journey at Simply Create 2 Share.

Since 2021, I have shared two poems each week online through various mediums: website, social media, podcast and selling verses on my online shop. In 2022, I will be publishing my poetry in audio, print and ebook.

I have worked in Banking, Finance and Mortgage Broking, small business management, and as a volunteer Prison Chaplain. I live in sunny Queensland, Australia, I am the proud mother of two adult daughters.

It is never too late in life to start something new.

Beverley Joy

What type of poetry do I write?

I write story poetry about life, nature, friendship, love and my Christian faith. I deliberately write and speak in clear, simple English so that my poetry can be understood by people around the world and from all walks of life. You can read or listen to my poems and verses at Simply Story Poetry on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Podcast, Instagram and LinkedIn and on this website.

Who inspired me to share my poetry?

In 2018, I was inspired, to share my poems as spoken word poetry, by accidentally finding spoken word poet Sarah Kay on Youtube, then in 2019, I met Jet James, a local artist who has a shopfront in Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia, full of his original artwork decorating a range of products. I fell in love with how an artist could share their artwork in different mediums that brought their artwork right into a person’s life and home. I then had a clear image of how to bring my poetry to life.

Finally, in early 2020, during Covid lockdown, I listened to an encouraging talk titled ‘Blogging Your Ministry, 15 May 2007, by Tim Challies. I connected with his explanation of how blogging was a unique way that would allow my personality and individuality to shine through my poetry and connect with my listener and reader.

You have to dig through dirt to get to gold.

Beverley Joy

I wrote this poem to say a big warm THANK YOU to all of you, my listeners and readers, your support is greatly appreciated. Beverley Joy

Thank You – PODCAST

In this silent world of no face-to-face

Of scrolling and flicking, I wonder if…

My posts get read, my information heard

Do I connect with my audience?


I’m just trying to get my message out there

On the crowded online world wide web

A small soft voice in a huge theatre

Filled with busy people, preoccupied.


Thank you for your likes

Your smiles and high 5’s

They encourage and uplift

Help keep me motivated.


Thank you for taking the time

To show me your support

By liking and following

Commenting and sharing.

Beverley Joy © 2021


Here are some poems to further explain Simply Story Poetry…

Simply Story PoetryPODCAST

I perceive your curiosity

About Simply Story Poetry

As a wordsmith I compose

Verse, thoughts, taglines and poems.


I write poems of two different kinds

My Christian Faith and general life.


I study my Faith and share what I find

Bible stories and verses I clarify

My general life poems are my reflections

Of nature, life, love and friendship.


My poems may simply entertain

Those who are game to venture and stay

With things I’ve seen, places I’ve been

People I’ve met and life experiences.


I’ll post poems and verses every week

Here at Simply Story Poetry

Or if you prefer to be notified

By email, via the link, subscribe.


With words that describe Who, What and Why

To simply convey in a condensed way

It may be a poem, a jingle or a song

However it may come along.


I play with words, the rhythm the rhyme

And complex thoughts I simplify

So, come spend some time in these pages of my mind.

Beverley Joy © 2018

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My Garden Of PoemsPODCAST

Come on a journey with me

Walkthrough my garden of poetry

Enjoy the fragrant blossoms of hope

As you wander along the pathway of poems.


Sit under the shade of the leafy scenes

That develops as you engage and read

Drink deep from the trickling stream

Of varied subjects and interesting themes.


You can gasp in horror or laugh with me

As the stories unfold through my poetry

May the sun warm your body and soul

As we walk through my garden of poems.

Beverley Joy © 2021

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What a Blog of A Journey – PODCAST

My WordPress journey continues

I must confess, I’m still a novice

Some look at my blog address

And gasp in horror “She needs help.”


I’ve Linkedin and Plugged in, Iconed and Badged

I Liked and smiled, Opted in and out

I Edit and podcast and Widget Icons

I post for instagramification.


I Customize my Appearance

Gravatar and Personalize

So you’ll Spotify my profile 

Hoping you’ll connect and follow.


Are you listening with Pinterest?

Does my poetry make you Twitter? 

Someday we’ll Meetup on Youtube? 

But today, please stay and visit.

Beverley Joy © 2018

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It Makes Me TwitterPODCAST

My story as a poet started a long time ago

When there were no computers in family homes

The phone was screwed to the wall in the family room or hall

And featured one shrill chime and a nail breaking dial.


When people didn’t PIN to show their INTEREST

When we got bogged in mud not BLOGGED in words

When to POST was to put a stamped envelope in a box on the side of the road.


A time when birds TWITTERED not people

When to be LINKED IN was when dad linked the trailer by a chain, to our car’s tow bar  

To WordPress was to press words on a piece of paper with a stamp made of rubber

To INSTAGRAM was to send an instant message by telegram in SHORTCODE and finger tapping.


A REDBUBBLE was created by blowing red liquid through a bubble ring

To FACEBOOK was to turn your FACE to read a BOOK’s printed page

To PODCAST was to cast the pod of a pea into the water to cook for dinner.


Now in 2021

I TWITTER with PINTEREST at how LINKED IN I am

At POSTING and SHARING and WEBINARING

Though sometimes I am PRESSed for WORDs and feel BLOGGED

But, when I PRESS the WORD ‘PUBLISH’, I feel INSTAGRAMification.


That’s when I take time to CONNECT

You see, I’m IN T NET, we’re FAVOURITE FRIENDs

We stay CONNECTED by SHARING our LIKEs

Our COMMENTS empower our HARD DRIVE.


Come join in the dance across the keyboard pad

Tapping our way, no matter what your age

There’s SPACE to ENTER this PAGE in history

And ÈMJOI and contribute, FOLLOW my LEAD MAGNET.

Beverley Joy © 2021

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Why did I choose the word SIMPLY:

Simplicity – I write in plain English

Influencer – I write to encourage and entertain

Methodical – I am systematic, well organized and pay attention to detail.

Poetic – I am a wordsmith, I love words, the rhythm and rhyme

Yarn – I love telling stories in poetry.

For more entertainment, why not read my journey as a poet in My Poetry Story

Don’t just survive in life, don’t just strive in life, THRIVE

Beverley Joy

How you can support and encourage me?

I have a selection of poems and verses available to purchase on a range of products at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com. Most of the product range that I decorate with my ORIGINAL WORD ART is made in Australia, so I am excited and proud to support local employment. They are also available overseas as Redbubble is a global online marketplace for print-on-demand products.

My product range includes stickers, magnets, greeting cards, posters, wall art and home decor accessories and, are priced between A$2.00 to A$45.00 plus a reasonable delivery fee. Redbubble offers outstanding customer support, and a 90 day, replacement, money back or store credit policy.

Redbubble’s Head Office is in Melbourne, Australia, where it was founded in 2006, and also has offices in America and Germany. Redbubble enables indie artists to sell their original artwork, that cannot be found anywhere else. The artist maintains the copyrights to their work, regulate their own prices, and decide which products may display their designs.

In 2022, I will also have collections of poems available to buy as audio, print-on-demand and ebooks. I am at present learning how to produce these types of products.

I truly appreciate your support and encouragement whether in ‘likes’, comments, or by purchasing my word art as a gift to yourself or for someone else.

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“May the fragrance of my poetry send you ripples of joy and encouragement.”

Beverley Joy

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