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A blank piece of paper (poem)

A place for the imagination

A blank piece of paper

A blank piece of paper sitting there in front of you,
Revealing nothing, but with so much there you can do.
A place you can write or draw, the choice is yours this day,
Just pick up a pen or pencil and doddle away!
It doesn’t have to make sense, just release what’s in your mind,
It’s amazing what’s in there, waiting for you to find.
Perhaps just a few squiggles, to the top or to the side,
Or slap bang in the middle, a circle can reside.

Some words could be written, whatever comes into your head,
You could write them backwards, or upside-down instead.
Once you start writing, more words may start to come along
Who knows, you could even end up writing a new song.
You could add in a drawing, fill up an empty space,
Lots of little doddles going all over the place.
When you have done and there’s nothing left you want to try,
You could make a paper aeroplane and let it fly.

© 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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Living within a happy moment (poem)


Happiness is alive in you

Living within a happy moment

Living within a happy moment, so cheerful to know,
A chance to enjoy life and to let this memory grow.
To relish this moment, to let it live inside you,
So that it can be remembered, recalled into view.
Once this moment’s over, to be safely tucked away,
A joy forever more, to brighten any dull day.

Whenever you meet a dark day, with not much to see
Just sit back for a while and set that memory free.
It’s with you forever more, through all time and space,
Just let it drift on back and bring a smile to your face.
Let it lead you through sadness and out the other side,
Forever in your heart, that memory shall abide.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email. Go to Poem Index to find many more poems.
All poems copyright protected. 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 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 10th Jul 2021 in Anti depression, happiness, joy

 

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Christmas Day memories (poem)


Christmas is in the heart.

Christmas Day memories

I can remember Christmas’s of family happiness,
Of sitting around the table, full of anticipation.
Sharing our Christmas meal in the company of joyfulness,
Surrounded by love, laughter, and Christmas celebration.

I can remember sharing the presents in the afternoon,
With the wrapping paper left scattered across the floor.
Of the children playing tennis with an orange balloon,
Watching it bounce off the walls, before floating out the door.

I can remember the puppy wanting to join in the play,
When the children were in the hall, trying to have a race.
So out into the garden, we sent them on that chilly day,
To run around, throwing a ball for the puppy to chase.

Maybe this year, around the Christmas table we cannot meet,
And our festive celebrations must be done far apart.
But I will feel you all beside me, when I sit down to eat,
For on this Christmas Day, we are all together in 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 for those we have lost and the grief felt.

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 19th Dec 2020 in Christmas, happiness, reflection

 

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An anti-negativity day (poem)


Let’s have a day full of good bits.  

An anti-negativity day

An anti-negativity day, that’s what this day is going to be!
A day for releasing everything that has ever worried me.
A day for throwing out all of that inner sadness and sorry,
For I know full well that they will return, quite happily, tomorrow.
A day for doing pleasant things with only pleasant thoughts in mind,
To take a look around and see what enjoyable things I can find.
Perhaps I will just sit and rest, or at least that’s how this day will start,
Then maybe find an activity that will bring enjoyment to my heart.

Let’s just read the good news and ignore any bad bits there may be,
And leave it to the rest of the world to do the worrying for me.
A day of anti-negativity, taken just once in a while,
Will give my tired soul a rest, and a chance to do things with a smile.
For what does it matter if today is one of sunshine or rain?
I intend to search the good bits for some happiness to regain.
Let tomorrow come along well after the setting of the sun,
But from now until then, I’ll let this day be one of peace and fun.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email. Go to Poem Index to find many more poems.
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 for those we have lost and the grief felt.

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

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


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My dinner is late! (Cat poem)


A hungry cat is waiting

My dinner is late!

What do you mean by coming home so late!
You know I should have been fed by now.
I saw you creeping through the garden gate,
Hoping that I would not see you somehow.

But I watched you creeping round behind,
I heard you quietly open the backdoor.
So just here I will sit for you to find,
Beside my bowl, on this cold hard floor.

Can’t you see that I’m getting thinner,
All caused by this one hour delay.
If you could please now serve my dinner,
As I am starting to fade away.

My food is in the cupboard just there,
Let me eat before I fade from view.
Afterwards I will come to your chair,
Climb up and share a lap with you.

I will settle whilst you stroke my fur,
Maybe even brush me with my comb.
I’m a forgiving cat, so I shall purr,
Even though you were so late home.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email. Go to Poem Index to find many more poems.
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 for those we have lost and the grief felt.

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

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


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Posted by on 24th Oct 2020 in cats, happiness, Humour, reflection

 

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Sail away from Sadness (poem)


Set sail to a better life, leaving the sadness behind

Sail away from Sadness

Upon the island of sadness, hope is growing,
Upon the far horizon, dreams light up the sky.
Upon this dawn, the winds of promise are blowing,
Across the seas, the sounds of a new life drift by.
Yesterday’s stillness departs as the night fades away,
With dawn’s beginning, comes a journey towards hope.
Upon that sad island, you were never meant to stay,
You were just tied to its sadness with yesterday’s rope.

Release the rope and let your fears float out of sight,
Let dawns tide sweep you away from yesterday’s beach.
Let the wind of hope sail you towards the light,
Bringing the dreams of tomorrow within your reach.
From the stillness, move to where your life can restart,
Sail away from sadness, leaving the past behind.
Landing in tomorrow with fresh hope in your heart,
Where upon the new beach a new life you will find.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email. Go to Poem Index to find many more poems.
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 for those we have lost and the grief felt.

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

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


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A moment of happiness (poem)


Memories are full of happy moments!

A moment of happiness

A moment of happiness, a moment to smile,
A moment to let cheerfulness appear for a while.
A bright sunny morning, the birds greeting the dawn,
Brings a moment of joy as they land on the lawn.
A red sky above you, the birds return to their nest,
Brings a moment of calm as the sun goes for its rest.

A moment of fun, to let your laughter flow again,
Singing out loud on your own, or dancing in the rain.
A moment shared with friends, of playing games in the park,
Or that moment when you all lit candles in the dark.
A moment spent remembering the fun in your past,
Returns with happy memories that were made
to last.

Any moment is precious, you have many inside,
All waiting for you to let them pop up outside.
Just look up at the stars or feel the wind in your hair,
Let your mind seize this moment and enjoy what’s there.
Even in darkness you can find a moment of light,
For within your heart, happiness is always in sight.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email. Go to Poem Index to find many more poems.
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 for those we have lost and the grief felt.

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

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


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Secret dens and Pirate ships (poem)


Children games in the park

Secret dens and Pirate ships

In the bushes beside the park fence there’s a ‘secret den’,
– Although if you know where to look, it’s easy to see.
Currently it’s a place of adventure for some children,
Playing as secret agents, under its canopy.
On the park bench their parents listen as they play,
They are searching for ‘the baddies’, laughing as they do.
Then silence descends as they find a ‘new secret way’,
To crawl along, bringing them back into their parents view.

Alongside the park there’s a stream where the ducks float,
Waiting eagerly for bread that the children might throw.
Two children arrive at its side carrying their toy boat,
Setting it down upon the stream, it sails off in full flow.
To them it is a Pirate ship sailing the seven seas,
Ready to find buried treasure upon some distant shore.
‘Land ahoy’ they cry as it stops in the bend by the trees,
Picking it up, they go back and set it sailing once more.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email. Go to Poem Index to find many more poems.
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 for those we have lost and the grief felt.

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

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


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Posted by on 22nd Aug 2020 in children, Entertainment, happiness, joy

 

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Take a moment to smile (poem)


A smile can make such a difference to our lives.
(This is a double rhyme poem)

Take a moment to smile

Take a moment to smile, just here in this place,
And after a while, it will cheer up your face.
Now spread it around for anyone to see,
Let it be easily found by others, for free!

If your smile finds another, that it can reach out to,
Then you can help each other, on this day, to get through.
For a smile will bring hope, in those times of great sorrow,
Helping us to cope and find a better tomorrow.

Take a moment to smile, let it enter within,
When facing a sad trial, it will help you to win.
It will lighten your load, releasing your sadness,
Brightening up life’s road, with a touch of gladness.

For a smile can help all, both inside and out,
Gives us strength to stand tall, helps us to tackle our doubt.
If it is too hard to do, just go for a grin,
Then let it seep through you, and your smile will begin.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email. Go to Poem Index to find many more poems.
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 for those we have lost and the grief felt.

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

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


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Hugs, hearts and rainbows (short poems)


A collection of short poems.

Accepting a hug

Accept a hug in joyfulness,
Let it wrap you in its loving embrace.
Let it pass on its happiness,
And set a smile upon your face.

Beginning with the heart

When something new,
Comes into your view,
It can bring uncertainty on where to start.
Just look within,
On where to begin,
For the best guide is your own loving heart.

Life’s inner rainbow

Life’s inner rainbow comes in many shades and hues,
Within every part of us these colours do dwell.
So whenever you feel you are just living in the blues,
Glance around, for the other colours are there as well.

All poems © Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email. Go to Poem Index to find many more poems.
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 for those we have lost and the grief felt.

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

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


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