A Puzzling Picture

INTRO: I started writing poetry in 2011 while travelling around Australia in a motorhome. I wrote this poem while in Western Australia, reflecting on my struggle to accept the gift I had of writing poetry. Back then, I thought it was an interesting but frivolous gift. What good could become of it? when I told... Continue Reading →

Today, I am Bubbling with Excitement

Hi, I'm Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry and I'm very excited today because, for the first time, my products feature in this week's Redbubble advertisement. It all takes time online The reward for patience & persistenceBeverley Joy Who inspired me to share my poetry? In 2018, as a mature aged woman, I was inspired,... Continue Reading →

The Monster of My Summer Story

My Poetry Story - Part 8 September 2020. As Spring began to fall asleep, the summer, dripping with humidity, awoke with a vengeance and along with it, the sleep apnea monster. As the evening sky displayed its serene sparkling beauty, and the suburb around me fell quietly to sleep, I hesitated to lie down on... Continue Reading →

The Learning Curve of a Simple Story Poet

My Story 2019 The teenage dream to run my own business now felt like a nightmare that was overwhelming me. But, the time had come to turn the dream into an action goal. I started my journey by studying a Certificate 4 in New Small Business to gain the necessary knowledge and develop basic business... Continue Reading →

Duo Poets

Part 6 At the beginning of 2019, I moved 800kms north to the picturesque seaside township of Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, where my brother and his wife and family lived. I lived with them for a few months until I started a part-time job for the local Backpackers Hostel, which was owned by my sister-in-law's nephew... Continue Reading →

The Book Worm Poet

My Story Part 5 Since I was a teenager, I dreamt of running my own business. I joined a Network Marketing Company at 18 years of age. Over the next three decades, I joined and left many of them, following small successes. Marriage and motherhood took priority in my life as it was the love... Continue Reading →

A Prison Chaplain Poet

Image - zenosfrudakis.com/freedom-sculpture - "I wanted to create a sculpture almost anyone, regardless of their background, could look at and instantly recognize that it is about the idea of struggling to break free. This sculpture is about the struggle for achievement of freedom through the creative process." - Zenos Frudakis My Story Part 4 For... Continue Reading →

A Nomad Poet

My Poetry Story Part 3 In 2009 I set off with my then-husband to live in our motorhome full time and work when necessary as we travelled around Australia. We set off on a three-month journey which ended up lasting three years. I wrote most of my general poems during this period of my life;... Continue Reading →

The Wilted Rose Poet

My Story Part 2 At 30 years of age, I wrote my first poem about motherhood, after my first daughter was born. I hand wrote the short poem in a pretty card for my mum for Mother’s Day. I found that card while I was sorting through my mum's belongings, after she passed away. The... Continue Reading →

A Teenage Poet

I'm sharing the story of my journey into poetry for several reasons. So I don't forget it in my old age! To leave my story as family history for them to laugh or cry over, and to encourage my daughters and anyone else who will linger to read it, that it is NEVER TOO LATE... Continue Reading →

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