The Scent of Sunshine

INTRO: This poem reflects my memory of time spent with my mother. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers reading this poem. I wrote this poem, in 2019, after bringing my clothes in from drying outside in the sunshine on a hot sunny day while living in Yeppoon, Central Queensland. This poem reflects on a... 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 →

The Black Rose Garden

Facing unwarranted criticism.

Love Flows Like A River

INTRO: I was inspired to write this poem after visiting the Daly River, in the Northern Territory, Australia in my motorhome. My visit was at the tail end of the wet season, and a cyclone that had recently flooded through the north of Australia in early 2011. Many homes and businesses, in my hometown of... Continue Reading →

A Delicate Flower

INTRO: I wrote this poem after visiting the beautiful botanical gardens in Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia, while travelling in my motorhome. In this poem, I compare the tiny intricately designed flowers with those of us who have beautiful qualities to offer the world, but largely go unnoticed, due to our quiet natures. I... Continue Reading →

The Storms of Life Expose and Strengthen Our Weaknesses

The storms of life can cleanse away Our weaknesses and strengthen us To be stronger to nourish ourselves and others. A verse from my poem 'A Battered Refuge' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry

A Battered Refuge

INTRO: I wrote this poem while sitting in my motorhome at Sherwood Brisbane Queensland. I was parked beside a paddock with a large tree a short distance away. A wild storm came, and went, and left me wondering about how the storms in nature compare to the storms in our life. Beverley Joy. PODCAST -... Continue Reading →

The Butterfly Effect

INTRO: I wrote this poem in 2012 after I visited the Perth Museum in Western Australia. They had the most beautiful display of butterflies. As you walked through the display, spotlights came on to highlight the brilliant colours of the butterflies' wings. Although I have used the title as a play on words, this poem... Continue Reading →

The Valley’s Secret

INTRO: I wrote this poem while travelling through Meander Valley at the foot of Cradle Mountain in northern Tasmania, Australia. It was that moment of awe, splendour, and majesty that a mountain top view offers. Looking out across other mountains and valleys toward the far distant horizon. We then descended to the valley below which... Continue Reading →

Look in Wonder and Awe

Choose to smell the roses Choose to look in wonder and awe At the beauty and splendour of our world. A verse from my poem 'Love's Ripple Effect' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com click on image

The Wind’s Loud Song

I wrote this poem after I stepped out of my Motorhome that winter's day to take a photo of the vast paddock of grass swaying in the wild wind. Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea, Brisbane, Queensland. Beverley Joy. PODCAST - The Wind's Loud Song I step outside and it’s blowing a gale I pull my warm... Continue Reading →

Plant Seeds of Contentment

Build Your House of Love, in your garden plant and nurture seeds that will blossom into contentment and peace and strength of character. Photo by Beverley Joy. This house is in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. This is a verse from my poem "Build Your House of Love.' You can BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com... Continue Reading →

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