Happy Stepmother’s Day

INTRO: My dad remarried at 75 years of age, a few years after my mother's death, which followed a lifetime of caring for my mentally ill mum. My step-mum is such a blessing so late in my dad's life. Dad is now 90 years old and still happily married to my step-mum. It's never too... Continue Reading →

A Daughter’s Care – Women of the Bible

INTRO: As Mother's Day approaches, I have reposted this poem based on the Bible Story of a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law, Naomi and Ruth. Although great tragedy struck their family, Ruth proves herself a devoted daughter-in-law, wife and mother. Beverley Joy. PODCAST - A Daughter's Care Young and beautiful, pleasant, and married To a strong... Continue Reading →

Love, Light and Life

When you turn away from love, you face hatred When you turn away from light, you face darkness, When you turn away from life, you face death So, what did God do about that? A verse from my poem God's Love, Light and Life Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry

A Gift to Our Family

INTRO: This poem says thank you to the family and friends who selflessly help families who are suffering from loss or hardship. The three flowers I mention in the poem, all bloom in harsh environments. I chose this photo as it reflects the pricelessness of a physical gift to adequately say thank you to these... Continue Reading →

God Knows Firsthand Your Pain

INTRO: I wrote this poem following the death of my nephew as a young adult by suicide. I witnessed the agonizing pain and unanswered questions that my brother, his wife and their family had to process over the following years. The overwhelming guilt and shame that follows a suicide are horrific, on top of the... Continue Reading →

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