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Christmas joy and kindness (poem)

Christmas for all

Christmas joy and kindness

The Christmas decorations are appearing all around.
Tinsel, baubles and angles, upon Christmas trees are found.
Beneath the tree there’s space for the presents on Christmas Day,
For now they’re hidden from the children, safely tucked away.
Plans for visiting friends, times for sharing a drink or two.
Plans for visiting relatives, who is visiting who?

Christmas kindness is appearing in smiles ready to share.
A chance to show at Christmas, that for others you do care.
A chance to notice strangers, to see if they are in need,
To stop awhile, lend a hand, and do for them a kind deed.
To share with them a little of the Christmas joy you know,
Encouraging the Christmas spirit within them to grow.

Christmas is a time of celebration, a time of cheer,
To share some kindness with everyone, both far and near.
Christmas decorations brighten up the world where we live,
Christmas kindness brings happiness, a chance for us to give.
Let Christmas be a time where joy and happiness are shared,
Let Christmas be a time where everyone knows you cared.

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

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Posted by on 27th Nov 2022 in Christmas

 

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Remembrance Day: let us remember (poem)

Lest we forget

Remembrance Day: Let us remember

Let us remember the fallen, those we have lost,
Through their sacrifice, they paid the ultimate cost.
In battles past, they defended us from harm,
In fields now silent, poppies growing in the calm.
In times that are now fading, let us remember,
Those that we can, on the eleventh of November.

Let us know their stories, recognise all they gave,
That in those moments of battle, they were so brave.
That in our moment of need, they stood up to fight,
That acts such as those, should never fade out of sight.
Let us remember the fallen, let us not forget,
And in a moment of silence, remember them yet.

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

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Posted by on 11th Nov 2022 in humanity, remembrance day, war

 

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Sailing through a crazy world (poem)

There is a way through the craziness

Sailing through a crazy world

In amongst the craziness of this modern life,
Can we find a place where calmness can still prevail?
In amongst these raging seas of trouble and strife,
Can we find a harbour from where hope can set sail?

Those storm clouds of confusion have spread all around,
With thunderbolts of anger lighting up the skies.
Wherever we look, there is no clear ground to be found,
There is no hilltop seen from where the flag of truce flies.

Just what do we do when the world has lost its way?
Is there anything that I can do to change things?
There is no clear path, when I look around this day,
No better life promised with what tomorrow brings.

Perhaps I cannot change anything around me,
So maybe I should stop, just let it all pass me by.
Perhaps there is no better future that I can see,
So maybe it is in today that I should try.

If the outside is lost, then I should let it all go,
Let it take all its craziness out of my view.
Perhaps it is the inner me I should get to know,
Seek within myself for a life I can renew.

I can change who I am, replacing anger with hope,
I can change my life, try to toss out all that sorrow.
Within, I’ll build a ship of love, then release its rope,
And let the wind of kindness steer it through tomorrow.

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.

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Posted by on 29th Oct 2022 in hope, reflection

 

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Autumns falling crown (poem)

The changes of autumn

Autumns falling crown

Autumns falling crown, leaves tumbling down.
A new covering for the ground below.
A gentle wind blows, another leaf goes,
Wrapped in shades of red, orange, and yellow.

The sway of a tree, sets some more leaves free,
Releasing summers glory to the sky.
Some glide through the air, others flutter there,
Some spin when a gust of wind passes by.

The trees release more, falling to the floor,
Until beneath our feet, the leaves all lay.
The trees surrender their autumn splendour,
Before the frosts of winter come their way.

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

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Posted by on 19th Oct 2022 in Autumn, nature, Seasons

 

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Just let tomorrow come (poem)

Your life will get better

Just let tomorrow come

I can see that the tears upon your face are drying,
Even if to me, those tears you are still denying.
I know to yourself, that you want to keep it all within,
That in this pit of sadness, you feel you cannot win.
But your life is not over, it has only just begun,
And you will find in your life, that there is still a sun.
Just let tomorrow come, but for now just let things go,
Just let tomorrow come, for now just let your tears flow.

Do not fight this moment, but just leave this day alone,
Such a depth of sadness, you have never before known.
Your life may be in pieces, or that is how it seems,
But beyond all this sadness, you still have all your dreams.
You still have a future, it’s only lost for today,
And tomorrow’s happiness will, to you find its way.
Just let tomorrow come, but for now just let things be,
Just let tomorrow come, for now let your tears fall free.

Today will not be easy, and your life may feel slow,
I know you are convinced that this pain will never go.
But trust me when I say to you, this will never last,
That with a little patience, it will become your past.
Once this day is over, things will not then feel so blue,
For you will smile again, and the sun will shine on you.
Just let tomorrow come, but for now just hug your heart,
Just let tomorrow come, for a better life will start.

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

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Posted by on 15th Oct 2022 in Anti depression, emotion, heart

 

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I’m not quite normal (poem)

What is normal?

I’m not quite normal

I’m not quite normal, just a difference here and there,
Maybe it’s the way I dress, or how I brush my hair?
Maybe it’s the way I act, or the way that I walk?
Maybe it’s the way I stand, or the way that I talk?

But hang on a moment! What is normal anyway?
If we were all normal, then what would we have to say?
Without our variations, our lives would have no thrill,
Without our differences, the world would just stand still.

Nothing would ever change, nothing new would pop up here,
There would be no challenge, no reason to clap and cheer.
No reason to walk a different way, or to explore,
I think if I was normal, I would be quite a bore!

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

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Posted by on 8th Oct 2022 in reflection

 

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The sun’s heading south for winter (poem)

The sun is not keen on winter

The sun’s heading south for winter

The sun’s heading south for its winter break,
It’s crossing the equator about now.
Leaving the crops of summer in its wake,
As they disappear under autumns plough.

There’s now a slight chill in the air at dawn,
The curtains closing earlier each night.
There’s no sign yet of the frost on the lawn,
But it won’t be long until it’s in sight.

The window’s open for a while at noon,
As the sun throws back the last of its heat.
You can tell that autumn will be here soon,
But you are glad for that last summer treat.

Gardens are trimmed before winters cold breath.
Summers items packed away for the year.
Autumns landscape looks a little bereft,
With the hint that winter is getting near.

The sun leaves behind a land going bare.
But also leaves a promise as it goes.
For some green shoots of spring are hiding there,
Kept warm by the autumn leaves and hedgerows.

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.

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Posted by on 23rd Sep 2022 in nature

 

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Queen Elizabeth II last journey (poem)

May you rest in peace

Queen Elizabeth II last journey

The time has come for our final farewell to you, Our Queen,
Our Majesty, Our Royal Highness, to all that you have been.
For seventy years you sat with dignity upon the throne,
Your dedication to your role, your kindness so well known.
You touched the world with your love, travelling so far and wide,
Reaching out to many, with your Prince Philip at your side.
Upon this final journey, in grandeur you now depart,
Farewell Your Majesty, you will still live within my heart

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

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Posted by on 19th Sep 2022 in mourning, reflection

 

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Queen Elizabeth II Remembered (poem)

May you rest in peace

Queen Elizabeth II Remembered

When I was born you were well established upon the royal throne.
Throughout my life you have been the only monarch that I have known.
You were the one true stability in a world ever changing.
No matter what the confusion, you were always understanding.
You knew what duty meant and knew that, for many, you led the way.
So much of the world turned and followed you in what you did each day.
You never disappointed, you could bring peace just by being there.
You were never overstated, but of you all the world was aware.
You could walk into discord but only harmony would walk out.
You would get close to so many when you went on a ‘walk about’.
You were always such a brightness, whether it was sunshine or rain.
May you rest in peace, and reunited with Philip once again.

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

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Posted by on 9th Sep 2022 in mourning, reflection

 

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Larimar, a welcoming cat (Cat poem)

The cat with a welcome

Larimar. a welcoming cat

If you are a stranger,
You are in no danger,
If to our house, you decide to come and call.
But I must let you know,
If in our house, you go,
You will be greeted with delight in our hall.

For Larimar, our cat,
Will dash out for a chat,
Meowing at you until you give him a stroke.
He expects it from you,
So it’s best if you do,
Otherwise at your leg, his paw will soon poke.

He’s really not too bad,
It’s just that he’s so glad
To have someone new he can come out and greet.
If you do not want all that,
A big fuss from our cat,
It’ll be safer if you stay out on the street.

© Jenny Maryl

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Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages: 
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy  – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, and of rivers and raindrops.
Wildlife and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Poems of remembrance and grief for those we have lost 

If you have enjoyed my poetry, I would welcome a donation (cup of coffee?) towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

* All poems and photos copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.

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Posted by on 29th Aug 2022 in cats, nature

 

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