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 →

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 →

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 →

Thank You

INTRO: This month I celebrate one year of posting two poems each week. So, I send a huge thank you to all my readers and listeners. Your support is greatly appreciated and encourages me to keep going. Most of the poems I published in 2021, were poems that I had written over the past 10... Continue Reading →

Quick, Save The Saviour

INTRO: This poem is about the events that followed the visit of the Wise Men, or Magi, to Joseph, Mary and the child King, Jesus. You can read the story in Matthew chapter 2 verses 13 to 23. The ruler of that region, King Herod, who was known to murder anyone he thought was a... Continue Reading →

Together For Christmas

INTRO: I wrote this poem in 2018, the last time my family enjoyed Christmas lunch all together in one place. I added the final verse this week. Even when the best plans are put in place, Christmas Day can present challenges getting the family together or getting along with everyone who has been invited. We... 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 →

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 →

Wilderness Roaming

INTRO: I wrote this devotional Christian poem in 2017 after studying Exodus and Deuteronomy. The setting of the poem is when Moses and the Israelites were wandering around the desert for 40 years. It also includes a reference to when Elijah had travelled 40 days and nights to God's mountain in 1 Kings 19. I... 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 →

The Reason You Are Here?

As the sands of time shift under your feet The sea breeze blows those blue thoughts away'As you're reminded of the reason that you're here Your cherished family and children so dear. A verse from my poem 'What, You're Turning 60?' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at... 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 →

Dad, You Are Unique and Special

Outside appearance doesn't matter to me I see his soul and spirit, unique and special God's gift to his family. From my poem 'Dad, You Are A Gentleman' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poem and verse products at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com

I See a Father

I see a father Who devoted his youth To raise his children And provide for his family. From my poem 'Dad, You Are A Gentleman' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poem and verse products at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com

Dad, You Are a Gentleman

INTRO: 'Gentleman' is not a word I hear very often anymore. I originally wrote this poem for my two wonderful brothers who are true gentlemen. I added the last few verses to reflex a loving marriage relationship. Happy Father's Day to all the gentlemanly dads out there. Beverley Joy. PODCAST - Dad, You Are A... Continue Reading →

Dad, You Gave The Best Years Of Your Life

I love you dad, you've been my rock Constant, reliable, forgiving and fun You gave us the best years of your life Your money, time, wisdom and faith May God bless you dad, this Father's Day. A verse from my poem 'God, Bless You Dad.' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my... Continue Reading →

Dad, an Old Fashioned Gentleman

Dad, you still give warmly the gift of love Through your welcoming smile, handshake and hugs Everyone loves your gentlemanly way Your good manners, gratitude and thanks. I love you, dad. Adapted from my poem 'God Bless You Dad' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry BUY my poems and verses products at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com

Dad, Your Love Does Not Sleep

Dad, your body is weak, but your spirit is strong, You body tires quickly, but your love does not sleep Your eyes have dimmed,  but your faith has not dimmed You struggle to hear,  but not when you hear 'I love you.' Adapted from my poem 'God Bless You Dad' Beverley Joy of Simply Story... Continue Reading →

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