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About Jenny Maryl

Poetry, creative & imaginative thinking.

Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose (poem)

Life has its ups and downs

Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose

Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose,
What comes next is for you to choose.
You could leap up and fly through the sky,
You could sit down and begin to cry.
You could open the door, give a cheer,
Or shut the door and let no one near.

When you are winning, enjoy the day,
Enjoy the changes it brings your way.
Laugh for a while, but let’s not forget,
All of those challenges that you met.
Remember that others must still fight,
Be kind to them, when they are in sight.

When you are losing, it will not last,
That one day this will be in your past.
Life’s ups and down we must all go through,
Just keep on going, seek out the new.
Hold on to your hope, reach out your hand,
Let others help you, once more, to stand.

Whether winning or losing in life,
Whether life’s easy or full of strife,
Kindness and hope are there deep within,
With both of those, let your day begin.
Let them shine through, let them guide your way,
For always, they bring a better day.

© 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 Jul 2022 in hope, reflection

 

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Willow, the riverside cat (Cat poem)

The cat that swims

Willow, the riverside cat

Willow, who has lived by the riverside since her birth,
Makes her way carefully through the tall riverside grass.
Stepping nimbly around that patch of wet sticky earth,
She spots the river, reflecting the sunlight like glass.

Carefully she dips a front paw into the river,
Confirming to her that it is running nice and slow.
With her fur coat ensuring that she will not shiver,
She begins swimming across the rivers gentle flow.

For there’s a picnic area over on that side,
It’s a place where rich pickings can usually be found.
If there are dogs, there are many places she can hide,
Ready to sneak out and take what’s dropped to the ground.

She’s in luck! For a barbecue took place there last night,
And there are some good quality scraps for her to eat.
Once she has had her fill, she swims back home in delight,
Back to her garden, seeking out her favourite seat.

Her fur is soon drying under the warm summer sun,
She licks it back into its uttermost perfection.
Feeling so tired from all of this hard work she has done,
She curls up neatly for some sleep, rest, and reflection.

© 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 25th Jun 2022 in cats, nature

 

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Remembering Dad (poem)

Reflections for Father’s Day

Remembering Dad

You were there for me from the day my life begun,
On your back, you would sometimes carry me for fun.
You hand holding mine, there to help me as I grew,
Standing there by my side, your love I always knew.

There were those times when I would follow you around,
Often in the garage, you and I would be found.
Helping you in those ways that only a child could,
Handing you that ‘large spanner’, or holding some wood.

Throughout my childhood you helped me to understand,
No matter how great or small, you would lend a hand.
Encouraging me to try that little bit more,
Helping me through all those times when I was unsure.

Even when I grew up and my life moved along,
That bond between us always remained very strong.
Our conversations could go on for quite a while,
Always our goodbyes came with a kiss, and a smile.

It may have been a few years since you passed away,
But within my memories, it’s just yesterday.
Those times of shared adventures, I am still aware,
For deep within my heart, you are still living there.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, enter you email and select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
++ Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ++

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 18th Jun 2022 in mourning, reflection

 

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You changed my life for the better (poem)

That special meeting

You changed my life for the better

The changes came so very slowly at the start,
Just a tiny crack appearing within my heart.
Before that moment, just a stillness lived within,
Then you appeared and caused those changes to begin.

I had shut the world out, turning myself away,
Even when I met you, my life was still so grey.
Yet, when you pass me by, you left something behind,
Just a little seed that my heart was sure to find.

Without my awareness, that seed started to grow,
Until the crack made in my heart started to show.
The changes had begun! there was no holding back,
And I began to see just what my life did lack.

Now it’s time to open up, for my life to change,
Time to take a look and see what to rearrange.
Remove the grey sadness, let love come shining through,
Fill my life with happiness, all because of you. 

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, enter you email and select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
++ Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ++

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 4th Jun 2022 in forgiving, humanity, love, reflection

 

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The glory of nature – Sunset (poem)

Nature is settling down

The glory of nature – sunset

Let the red sky light up the west,
Arriving with the setting sun.
Let the Robin fly to its nest,
Now that all its singing is done.

Let all the flowers’ petals close,
Their nectar taken by the bees.
Let the sweet scent come from the rose,
Floating upon the evening breeze.

Let the deer settle in the forest,
The squirrel settles in its dray.
Let the butterflies come to rest,
Folding their rainbow wings away

Let the rabbits settle for the night,
Safe in their underground barrow.
Let daytime creatures fade from sight,
As they sleep until tomorrow.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, enter your email and select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

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 28th May 2022 in nature, weather

 

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You can’t help everyone, but… (poem)

There is always some way of helping

You can’t help everyone, but…

You can’t help everyone,
But you can help out someone,
There is always some kindness you can give.
You can’t help all those in need,
But you can do a good deed,
You can show them they have a life to live.

Kindness comes in what we do,
Helping others to get through,
Showing them that someone really does care.
We can guide them on their road,
Help them to carry their load,
Encourage them and say ‘you’re getting there’.

Understanding can be shown,
When others face the unknown,
A torch we can hold to give them some light.
Help them face another day,
Pointing out a better way,
That there’s a brighter tomorrow in sight.

A bit of love from your heart,
Can help their lives to restart,
Giving them the strength to keep on going.
And when you decide to rest,
Knowing you have done your best,
In your heart, your love will still be glowing.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, enter you email and select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
++ Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ++

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 21st May 2022 in forgiving, humanity, love, reflection

 

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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

To automatically receive my Blogs, enter your email and select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

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.

 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl

 
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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

To automatically receive my Blogs, enter you email and select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
++ Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ++

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 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

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

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 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

To automatically receive my Blogs, enter your email and select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry.
If you would like to use one of my poems* or have a question then please Contact Me
## Request from charities and voluntary organisations are always welcomed ##

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.

 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl

 
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Posted by on 16th Apr 2022 in nature, weather

 

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