Let’s Talk Self-Talk

A poem about how I changed my negative self-talk for positive self-talk

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 →

The Tussle Between My Brain Muscles

INTRO: I do, I don't, I will, I won't, I can, I can't, I should, I shouldn't, and the tussle goes on and on in my brain. Colour versus black and white. Thoughts bounced from one side of my brain to the other like a ping pong ball. Each side smashing the thoughts back and... Continue Reading →

I Love, I Hate Journaling

INTRO: Over the decades I have had a love-hate relationship with journaling. When I talk with people about journaling, I find that it means and looks different to each one of them. Different types of journal books, some are plain, some are fancy and they hold different meanings to individuals. There is no right or... Continue Reading →

Saying ”I Am Too Busy” is a Cover-Up

INTRO: I spent most of my adult life helping others until I realized that I was spending too much of my time helping others. How can that be? Isn't helping others a good thing to do? Yes, it is, but not at the expense of being irresponsible and negligent of your own talents and goals... Continue Reading →

The River of Love Will Find a Way

Love flows like a river out into our world It will not be stopped by the obstacles of life We can slow it down or hold it back for a time But the river of love will find a way through or around. A verse from my poem 'Love Flows As A River' Beverley Joy... Continue Reading →

Love Flows Like A River

INTRO: I was inspired to write this poem after visiting the Daly River, in the Northern Territory, Australia in my motorhome. My visit was at the tail end of the wet season, and a cyclone that had recently flooded through the north of Australia in early 2011. Many homes and businesses, in my hometown of... Continue Reading →

Clean Up My Cluttered Mind

INTRO: This poem compares a cluttered room to a cluttered mind. When I wrote this poem, my life was messy, and my mind was filled with messy thoughts. It was time to get both areas of my life to regain my equilibrium. I had to sit down and think things through and make decisions as... 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 beverleyjoy.redbubble.com Photo by Caryn from Pexels

There’s No Shame in Asking ‘Lift My Up’

There's no shame in asking for help To lift you up and walk alongside While you learn to live, from today, Free from the shackles of yesterday. A verse from my poem 'Choose to Forgive' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com

The Advantage of Disadvantage

If we search carefully within every circumstance we face, With an open mind, we will surely find that Within disadvantages we find advantage Within weakness we find strength. Beverley Joy © 2019 of Simply Story Poetry

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 →

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 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 →

Her Name is Courage

Next time fear you come to visit me I'll introduce you to my new friend She's bold and brave, her name is COURAGE. From my poem 'Hello Fear' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com

Fear’s Creative Strength

Thank you, fear, for showing me The depth of my inner strength, For igniting my curiosity to explore This strength, more creatively. From my poem 'Hello Fear' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com Image by Lothar Dieterich from Pixabay

Fear a Creative Force

If my mind can create a powerful force as fear, What else can my mind create for me? I'm now curious to develop This powerful force, within my mind. From my poem 'Hello Fear' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com Image by Maryam62 from Pixabay

Fear Helps Me See…

Fear likes to come and go in and out of my life But, I won’t let fear overwhelm me anymore Now that I understand that when fear is with me Fear helps me see the power of my mind. From my poem 'Hello Fear' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems... Continue Reading →

Hello Fear

INTRO: This poem was inspired after I read for the second time, the book titled Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, by Susan Jeffers. I had read this inspiring book years earlier. But as the years rolled on and new life experiences tumbled in on me, I needed to take a fresh look at... Continue Reading →

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