Hi, I’m Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry. I have written many story poems since 2011 about life experiences, personal development, nature, relationship, friendship, love and my beliefs and faith. Since 2021, I have shared two poems each week online through various mediums: website, social media, podcast and selling verses on my online shop.
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 beliefs and 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 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
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…
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
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
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
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
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, THRIVEBeverley 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.
“May the fragrance of my poetry send you ripples of joy and encouragement.”Beverley Joy