Build Your House of Love

INTRO: Build love into our homes this Mother's Day. This poem compares the building of a house with the building of loving relationships with family and friends in our homes. I wrote this poem in 2014 for my young adult daughters. Happy Mother's Day this Sunday. Beverley Joy PODCAST - Build Your House of Love... Continue Reading →

The Ebb and Flow of Life

INTRO: The ebb and flow of life, the highs, and lows of experiences, the coming and going of relationships, the constant fluctuation in society, the rise and fall of emotions, the continuous change in circumstance. All of life on earth and the environment are in a state of continuous change. Being destroyed then rebuilt. We... Continue Reading →

Don’t Fence Me into Your Routine

INTRO: As the end of the day approached, I kicked myself again for denying myself the time and energy needed to work on my goal of poetry. I had to learn how to set boundaries on my time, take back my overextended and misplaced energy and invest it in my own goal. I needed to... Continue Reading →

You Drive Me Crazy

INTRO: Years ago, as I wrote in my journal, my hand tensed as the pen scratched out the angry words "He drives me crazy" as I burst into song and wailed along with The Fine Young Cannibals' song "She drives me crazy." But how do you set boundaries around a Crazymaker? "What is a Crazymaker?"... Continue Reading →

Saying ”I Am Too Busy” is a Cover-Up

INTRO: I spent most of my adult life helping others until I realized that I was spending too much of my time helping others. How can that be? Isn't helping others a good thing to do? Yes, it is, but not at the expense of being irresponsible and negligent of your own talents and goals... Continue Reading →

Far Away for Christmas

INTRO: The past two Christmas' of 2020 and 2021, has seen many families and friends separated at this special time of the year. We must enjoy Christmas Day the best way we can when our family cannot get together for Christmas Day. I wrote this poem about my Christmas Day in 2019. I chose this... Continue Reading →

A Hug is Priceless

INTRO: As we soon will be entering the Christmas time of giving, I have re-recorded this poem which was one of the first poems I published on my new podcast back in April 2021. I recorded it at the beginning of the Covid 19 lockdown in my hometown of Australia when hugs were not permitted.... Continue Reading →

The Best Gift is You

INTRO: The other day I was taking some belonging I didn't want any longer to the second-hand store when I thought of the concept of giving away non-physical gifts. As we enter this years' time of giving, remember, as well as giving physical gifts this Christmas, there are many gifts that we can give that... Continue Reading →

Footprints of Love

INTRO: I wrote the last verse for my brother and his wife's thirty-five wedding anniversary. They live in a beautiful seaside town, which inspired the theme of this poem. I have added two verses to explain the inspiration of the poem. They are the family members that live 800km away from me that I wrote... Continue Reading →

Tell the Truth to Each Other

INTRO: Who was I to believe? How was I going to solve this dilemma? I loved both dearly. I wrote this poem at a time when I had two family members telling me two different stories of the same event, both sides vowing they were telling the truth. I had to be the judge and... Continue Reading →

Distant Family and Friends

INTRO: I wrote this poem while recalling memories of times spent with my brother and his wife and family who live 800kms north of my hometown of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. They come down to visit family and friends a few times a year. Every year I wish I had the money and time to go... Continue Reading →

Choose to Forgive

INTRO: I wrote this poem at a time when I felt stuck in life. Challenges from my troubled upbringing were proving difficult to get unstuck from the mud of my past. I was reaping the results of ignorant bad decisions that I had made over the years. It is easy to say, 'I forgive you.'... Continue Reading →

What, You’re Turning 60?

INTRO: It was a beautiful Queensland sunny spring day by the seaside when I wrote this poem for my brother who celebrated (or was it commiserated haha) his big six zero birthday. Family, friends, and pets laughed, sang, and barked their way through the celebration party. Happy birthday to all my readers who turn sixty... Continue Reading →

Friday Night

"I wrote this poem for our favourite local restaurant. A group of us dined there every Friday night." PODCAST - Friday Night A simple meal, what’s the big deal? Well, it meets several needs... By Friday night we’re hungry to satisfy Our craving for our delicious weekend life. Often, I think what are we doing?... Continue Reading →

Love’s Ripple Effect

INTRO: I wrote this poem after I had been robbed of several thousand dollars' worth of possessions. It was the few treasured possessions, which were of no value to the thief but of great value to me, that hurt the most. It took many months before I could move on from the anger and pain... Continue Reading →

Sit and Engage over Coffee

A true friend Sits and engages in conversation Over a coffee for an hour, now and then. A verse from my poem "A True Friend in Time of Need' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry BUY my poems and verses at click on image

A True Friend in Time of Need

INTRO: I wrote this poem in 2014. It reflects on those awkward times in life when, those of us with quiet personalities, find it difficult breaking into established groups within a community, trying to make new friends when your heart is broken, and you don't feel strong and bold. I wrote this poem just after... Continue Reading →

Friendship Puzzle Pieces

Friendships are interesting pieces of the puzzle of life that piece together as we connect with people. A Verse from my poem 'Puzzling Pieces of Life'. Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at Click on image

Puzzling Pieces of Life

This is a collection of verses I have written over the years comparing life to making a jigsaw puzzle. Beverley Joy Puzzling Pieces of Life - Podcast Sometimes the pieces of life's puzzle Form unexpected solutions That surprise & puzzle even the best of us. Sometimes we try to force the pieces To fit together... Continue Reading →

A Card Is Inadequate

A card is inadequate to express the value of your life to us the loyalty and care you posses For our Family. You can BUY my poems and verses at Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry

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