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 →

Don’t Fence Me into Your Routine

INTRO: As the end of the day approached, I kicked myself again for denying myself the time and energy needed to work on my goal of poetry. I had to learn how to set boundaries on my time, take back my overextended and misplaced energy and invest it in my own goal. I needed to... 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 →

The Best Gift is You

INTRO: The other day I was taking some belonging I didn't want any longer to the second-hand store when I thought of the concept of giving away non-physical gifts. As we enter this years' time of giving, remember, as well as giving physical gifts this Christmas, there are many gifts that we can give that... 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 →

Distant Family and Friends

INTRO: I wrote this poem while recalling memories of times spent with my brother and his wife and family who live 800kms north of my hometown of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. They come down to visit family and friends a few times a year. Every year I wish I had the money and time to go... Continue Reading →

The Rose of Time

INTRO: I did not have a tick-tock clock for many many years, until 2019 when I bought a quaint secondhand old fashioned wall clock. I have grown to love the constant rhythmic sound. I find it calming and grounding. When my mind starts racing ahead of itself, I hear the tick-tock in the background and... Continue Reading →

Acts of Love

Choosing an act of love and kindness Causes ripples of the same kind. Choosing an act of hatred and cruelty Causes ripples of the same kind. 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

Good Things that Come to Us

Choose to see and respect The good things that come to us Choose to admire the unique qualities In people in our lives and community. 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

Acts of Love and Kindness

Choosing an act of love and kindness Causes ripples of the same kind 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 Golden Rule of Life

Each day is full of opportunity To show love toward God and others We make a choice at each moment To follow the Gold Rule of Life. 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

One Deed at a Time

Our human spirit is made to love and it's learned one deed at a time. 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

Love’s Ripple Effect

INTRO: I wrote this poem after I had been robbed of several thousand dollars' worth of possessions. It was the few treasured possessions, which were of no value to the thief but of great value to me, that hurt the most. It took many months before I could move on from the anger and pain... Continue Reading →

Sit and Engage over Coffee

A true friend Sits and engages in conversation Over a coffee for an hour, now and then. A verse from my poem "A True Friend in Time of Need' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com click on image

A True Friend in Time of Need

INTRO: I wrote this poem in 2014. It reflects on those awkward times in life when, those of us with quiet personalities, find it difficult breaking into established groups within a community, trying to make new friends when your heart is broken, and you don't feel strong and bold. I wrote this poem just after... 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 →

Take Time To Connect

Now, I take time to connect You see, I'm IN T NET, we're favourite friends We stay connected by sharing our likes Our comments empower our hard drive. A verse from my poem 'It Makes Me Twitter.' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com click on image

Help with Life’s Puzzle

True Friends help when Life is Puzzling. A verse from my poem Puzzling Pieces of Life Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com click on image

Sometimes Life Puzzles

Sometimes the pieces of life's puzzle Form unexpected solutions That surprise and puzzle even the best of us. A verse from my poem 'Puzzling Pieces of Life'. You can BUY my poems and verses at http://beverleyjoy.redbubble.com click on image

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