The Door to Wisdom

What is wisdom? Is it only found in religion? Is it a spiritual or a physical quality? Some wisdom that I have gained has come as an after effect of experiencing challenges in life. Some wisdom has come from knowledge I have acquired through education, which has prevented me from making foolish decisions and choices.... Continue Reading →

The Unchangeability of Change

Change is an inevitable part of life INTRO: Sometimes when change presents itself, and we don't accept it. Fear can hold us back from accepting change in our lives. Many times, we have no choice but to accept change whether that it is good or bad for us. Change can be uncomfortable and scary. It... Continue Reading →

Born as a New Page in an Empty Journal

INTRO: When we are born, our book of life is empty. Over time our pages fill up with our life stories. Once the ink dries, we cannot erase what is written, but we can think and plan, to some degree, what we wish to write on future pages. I wrote this poem years ago, back... 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 →

Archetypes of Life

INTRO: Back in 2014, my young adult daughter gave me a birthday card with a picture of a Queen on the front cover with the caption 'You Totally Rule'. I was surprised that she chose that picture, as I did not see myself as a 'Queen' but she did, in a nice way! I had... Continue Reading →

The Ripple Effect of Forgiveness

When we choose to forgive That starts a ripple effect For when we change, others change too As they respond to our new behaviour. A verse from my poem 'Choose To Forgive'. Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at Photo by Caryn from Pexels

The Mirror Reflects What You Can Give

INTRO: As we enter this year's season of giving, I want to continue with the theme of giving. I originally published this poem earlier in the year titled You Are Rich, but I renamed it and I have added a verse to the end of the poem about some of the many free gifts that... Continue Reading →


No clinging or neediness Played out between us Just an honest desire To share some time. From my poem 'Friendship'. Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at

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