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 →

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 Black Rose Garden

Facing unwarranted criticism.

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 →

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

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 →

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

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

Life’s Puzzle..

Life's puzzling moments are worth solving. A verse from my poem 'Puzzling Pieces of Life'. Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at http://beverleyjoy.redbubble.com Click on image

Let’s Move for Two

Let's form a new habit To move for two minutes Several times a day You in your world, I in mine. A verse from my poem titled Two Minute Moves Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at http://beverleyjoy.redbubble.com

Let’s Stretch and Bend

Let's do some stretching and bending A few push-ups then touch our toes Run-on the spot for a minute or so Go for a brisk walk around the block. A verse from my poem 'Two Minute Moves.' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at http://beverleyjoy.redbubble.com Click on image... Continue Reading →

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