RSS

Category Archives: happiness

You almost walked past me (poem)

Love can appear any place, any time

You almost walked past me

You almost walked past me on that day.
I almost wandered another way.
Yet something made me stop, take a pause,
A random choice with no special cause.
Maybe it was the view, a nice sky,
But in truth, I will never know why.

I was standing there when you came near.
Something made you choose to stop just here.
Two strangers admiring the view,
Two strangers seeking for the new.
Others were there, it was a nice spot,
But just how many, I’ve now forgot.

You made a comment, spoken out loud,
About the funny shape of a cloud.
Talking to yourself, that’s what you done,
But from those words, our future begun.
I laughed a little, you looked at me,
And with your laugh, you set my heart free.

Now many years later, here we stand,
Content with life, standing hand in hand.
Both so glad of that moment of fate,
You found my heart and opened its gate.
I found your heart, you opened it wide,
Together in life, our hearts reside.

© 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

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 20th Aug 2022 in emotion, happiness, heart, joy, love

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The bridge over the river (poem)

The life around a bridge

The bridge over the river

Under the bridge the river flows,
Next to where the old willow grows.
Upon its branch a robin sings,
A duck swims pass with her ducklings.
A swan glides by, calm and serene,
Beside her, two cygnets are seen.
Under the bridge they pass on through,
Off to seek their food somewhere new.
Upon a rock a toad sits there,
While fishes swim everywhere.

Over the bridge the people walk,
Up in the air flies a sparrowhawk.
Children stop on the bridge midway,
Deciding just where they should play.
Under the bridge from the hot sun,
They set up camp and have some fun.
Across the surface, stones they skim,
Before diving in for a swim.
At four o’clock, their games they pack,
Then over the bridge, they walk back.

© 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.

 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 29th Jan 2022 in children, happiness, nature

 

Tags: , ,

A quiet spot of your own (poem)

A moment for yourself

A quiet spot of your own

A quiet spot far away from the crowd,
Just a quiet place where nothing’s too loud.
Somewhere your life can settle for a while,
Instead of a frown, recover a smile.
A place of calm where your tension eases,
Where your mind can drift to where it pleases.
Somewhere special, where your stress can depart,
A place where you time is ruled by your heart.

A quiet spot where you can take a rest,
To just sit back and see life at its best.
A chance for your inner spirit to renew,
Opening your eyes, enjoying the view.
Closing your eyes, reflecting within,
Letting the dreams of tomorrow begin.
And when from this spot, it’s time to depart,
Tuck a piece of it’s peace within your heart.

© 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.

 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The playground awakens (poem)

Let the children play

The playground awakens

The playground stands empty, silent, and a little forlorn,
Waiting there for the sunrise to bring with it a new dawn.
Throughout the darkness of the night the playground has laid bare,
It’s swings and roundabouts, in stillness, have been resting there.
Some creatures of the night have travelled through it, once or twice,
A fox, two hedgehogs, and alongside its hedgerows, some mice.

The sun creeps above the horizon, chasing off the night,
On the top of the slide, it deposits dawns early light.
Sliding down it slowly, it reaches over to the swings.
On top of the climbing frame, a robin lands and sings.
A new day has begun, dawns sunlight spread everywhere,
Announcing to all the world that the playground is still there.

Its does not wait too long before the first children arrive,
Its swings and roundabouts, once more, become alive.
The sound of laughter breaks the silence the night left behind,
With the children racing around to see what they can find.
In the playing of their games, new friends they begin to make,
Fun and happiness are found, now the playground is awake.

© 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 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

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 20th Nov 2021 in children, happiness

 

Tags: , , ,

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

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 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


 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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 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 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


 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 10th Jul 2021 in Anti depression, happiness, joy

 

Tags: , ,

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

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


 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl


 
1 Comment

Posted by on 19th Dec 2020 in Christmas, happiness, reflection

 

Tags: , , , ,

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 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 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.


 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl


 
 

Tags: , , , , , ,

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 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 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.


 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl


 
Leave a comment

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

 

Tags: , , , , ,

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 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 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.


 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl


 
 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

 
%d bloggers like this: