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A day of my own to enjoy (poem)

The freedom of a day

A day of my own to enjoy

Let the breeze blow through my hair,
Upon this day, clear and bright.
My time is my own to bare,
I am off to find some new sight.

Maybe a walk to the park,
With its woodlands by the lake.
There’s hours yet before its dark,
And plenty of paths to take.

There’s a one-day antiques fair,
With stalls in the playing field.
I could wander around there,
And see what goodies they yield.

I could treat myself to tea,
There’s that canal pub to try.
Let them bring the food to me,
As I watch the boats go by.

Perhaps I’ll head to the beach,
And walk barefoot in the sand.
That old lighthouse, I could reach,
If I walk round the headland.

I could go to the cliff top,
In time to watch the sunset.
At the food van I could stop,
Where a coffee I can get.

In the end it matters not,
Which out of all these, I choose.
For this free day I have got,
So in the end, I cannot lose.

© 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 14th May 2022 in Anti depression, nature

 

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A Crack of Forgiveness (poem)

Open up your forgiveness

A Crack of Forgiveness

A crack of forgiveness,
Just a glimpse shining through.
A chance to readdress,
The pain living within you.

A chance to open up,
Unlock forgiveness’s door.
Retrieve forgiveness cup,
And hand it out once more.

A chance to bring healing,
To find where anger ends.
To once more start feeling,
That you can become friends.

A crack of forgiveness,
Can become a new sun.
Shining with hopefulness,
Against pain, you have won!

© 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 May 2022 in forgiving, humanity

 

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The Neighbour’s Garden (Cat poem)

Topsy’s gone exploring

The Neighbour’s Garden

So adorable and sweet,
Topsy’s walking down the street,
Her small paws placed carefully on the ground.
She had found an open door,
So has gone out to explore,
Wondering just what there was to be found.

Coming to the neighbours’ gate,
She has a short debate,
Curiosity won, so in she strolled.
A place she has never been,
There are new plants to be seen,
And a statue, looking weathered and old.

Keen to see what was beyond,
She discovers a round pond,
With some fishes swimming everywhere.
She hears her name being called,
But she is far too enthralled,
Watching the fishes swimming here and there.

The neighbour could hear their shout,
And decided to look out,
Spotting her in his garden, so carefree.
With a smile he went to her,
Picked up this bundle of fur,
And took her back home to where she should be.

© 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 23rd Apr 2022 in cats, Humour

 

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The glory of nature – Noon (poem)

Nature is alive

The glory of nature – Noon

Let the noon sun light up the day,
As the green leaves grow in its light.
Let the swifts and the swallows play,
Swirling in suits of black and white.

Let the squirrels race through the trees,
Searching for nuts that they can eat.
Let the tides pull upon the seas,
Engaging with the moons heartbeat.

Let the butterflies bring beauty,
With their colourful wings on show.
Let the bees buzz on the fruit tree,
Collecting nectar as they go.

Let the grass in the meadows sway,
As the noon breeze touch the flowers.
Let natures glory shine on this day,
Whether it be sunshine or showers.

© 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 16th Apr 2022 in nature, weather

 

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The glory of nature – Dawn (poem)

A new dawn has arrived

The glory of nature – Dawn

Let nature rise up in glory,
With the coming of the new sun.
Let the birds sing out their story,
For natures day has now begun.

Let the dawn call upon the mist,
To begin this day in shadows.
Let the deer browse through the forest,
As the cows graze in their meadows.

Let the hedgehogs go off to sleep,
As their night of foraging ends.
Let the willow tree gently weep,
As the river flows round its bends.

Let all the creatures of the day,
Greet this new dawn, so fresh and bright.
Let nature find a better way,
Travelling from dawn until night.

© 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 towards my work. My PayPal ID is: Jenny_maryl@yahoo.com.

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Posted by on 9th Apr 2022 in nature

 

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I have failed, once more, at giving up (poem)

I just can’t seem to give up

I have failed, once more, at giving up

I have failed, once more, at giving up,
I just can’t seem to walk down that road.
I find myself sipping from hopes cup,
And then repositioning my load.
There are moments when, just for a while,
I’ll stop, saying ‘here I will remain’
And yet, once I choose to, I then smile
Knowing full well I will start again.

I may sit down, saying ‘I give in’
And be determined to stay just there.
But my restlessness will soon kick in,
When I can sense a change in the air.
There’s always that feeling there is more,
If I carry on for one more day.
That if I just step through that next door,
Something better will then come my way.

Besides, what’s the point of staying here?
This is not where I wanted to be.
Each step I take brings the future near,
And only in there will I be free.
Each Tomorrow brings a new promise,
That yesterday cannot now provide.
What’s the point of sitting in life’s mist,
So I’ll stand up, and walk with a stride.

© 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 2nd Apr 2022 in Anti depression, emotion

 

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Please be at peace with me, my friend (poem)

Let’s become friends

Please be at peace with me, my friend

Please be at peace with me, my friend,
Even though strangers we may be.
Let our anger come to an end,
Let us set our harmony free.

Please come and sit with me, just here,
Let us spend time with each other.
Do not be afraid to come near,
Come, let us greet one another.

Please accept my hand of friendship,
Through the confusion of today.
From the cup of peace, let us sip,
Let our promises find a way.

Please talk to me about your ways,
Let me learn about how you live.
Let us talk of happier days,
With each other, learn to forgive.

Please now walk with me, by my side,
Let us find our way together.
Let understanding be our guide,
Let our peace remain forever.

© 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 26th Mar 2022 in forgiving, humanity

 

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Oh no! Where do I go? (poem)

Finding a way

Oh no! Where do I go?

Oh no! Where do I go?
Look right, nothing’s in sight,
Look left, it’s all bereft.
Look high, it’s all just sky,
Look low, nothing below.
It’s clear, there’s nothing here!

What now! Get out somehow?
Where to? nothing’s in view,
Which way? Best not to stray,
Let’s muse, how do I choose?
Just start, follow your heart,
Just be, time to step free.

Let’s go! So much to know,
Learn more, go out the door.
Look far, search for a star,
Walk fast, release the past.
Just run, go have some fun,
Stand still, life can be real.

Look round, A path is found!
New way, a better day.
New light, new hope’s in sight,
Move on, start to feel strong.
Just smile, life is worthwhile,
Be you, your life renew.

© 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 17th Mar 2022 in reflection

 

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Kindness, A user’s guide (poem)

Let kindness guide you

Kindness, a user’s guide

Within us all, kindness can be found,
Take a piece and add it to your day.
It’s with you, wherever you are bound,
Let kindness guide you along your way.

But how can you find it when you’re lost?
Is it there amid uncertainty?
Know this, that kindness comes at no cost,
It’s found all around, because it’s free.

Even within emptiness, it lives,
Even in confusion, it will grow,
Even in times of hardship, it gives,
The light of kindness, always on show.

Kindness can appear within a smile,
At a moment when someone’s in need.
That tells them their struggle is worthwhile,
And that one day soon, they will succeed.

Kindness can be a hand reaching out,
Or a gesture that says it’s okay.
Kindness can restore hope lost in doubt,
And can help others to find their way.

Kindness can come with a gentle voice,
Giving encouragement to be strong.
Saying that there is a better choice,
To not give up, to just carry on.

Kindness is a gift for you to share,
That once given, may then fade from view.
And yet, kindness never leaves you there,
For kindness always returns to you.

© 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 12th Mar 2022 in Anti depression, humanity, love, reflection

 

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Blue skies from Storm clouds (poem)

Clear skies return

Blue skies from Storm clouds

A touch of Blue,
Is now in view,
Are those grey storm clouds departing at last?
Just a small zone,
It stands alone,
Does it mean this storm is now in the past?

It seems less dark,
Not quite so stark,
There’s another patch of blue I can see.
A patchwork sky,
Now seen up high,
From those storm clouds, the sky is breaking free.

More blue than grey,
A brighter day,
Even the sun is now showing its face.
It’s getting warm,
After the storm,
As the sun begins to dry up this place.

Now it’s just blue,
No clouds in view,
The storm’s but a memory in my mind.
The sun’s on show,
Out I shall go,
To enjoy the freshness it’s left behind.

© 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 5th Mar 2022 in nature, weather

 

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