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Just before Christmas (poem)


Those special pre-Christmas moments


Just before Christmas

Just before Christmas the excitement is growing,
Children are playing and wishing it was snowing.
Santa’s reindeer are ready to pull his great sleigh,
So he can fill up their stockings with games to play.

Just before Christmas we sings carols out loud,
Sharing our happiness with others in the crowd.
Giving out kindness to strangers all around,
Laughing in joy at all the goodwill that is found.

Just before Christmas we rush around to prepare,
For that special day when the family are there.
So much to be done! But then it is all worthwhile,
When they open their presents and you see them smile.

Just before Christmas we remember who was born,
Such a long time ago upon that special morn.
A light to this world, beneath the Star in the East,
Bringing hope to the world so that we may know peace.

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


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Posted by on 21st Dec 2019 in poetry

 

Christmas, A time of forgiveness (poem)


Let Christmas bring healing and peace


Christmas, a time of forgiveness

A time of forgiveness, a time of goodwill,
A time to forget anger and let the wounds heal.
A time for the hope that came with His birth,
A time to reflect upon His work on this earth.

A time to remember those who cannot be here,
To raise up a glass and remember them with cheer.
Of the joy that you shared with them a long time ago,
For although they are gone, their love you still know.

A time of celebration with others around,
To make new friends of any strangers you have found,
To give to those who are less fortunate than you,
To help them find happiness, their hope to renew.

This time of the year should always bring peace,
As we look for the star that rose in the East.
As we remember the goodness that came from above,
And pray that to others, we can share some of His love.

© Jenny Maryl

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If you would like to use one of my poems* 
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## 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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Humanities Plea (poem)


Let’s remember our human self and others. 

Humanities plea

Let’s abandon today and leave yesterday behind,
Run away from the future and step out of our mind,
Offload all the stress, remove the fragments of pain,
Unpack all our happiness and start living again.

Let’s fold away tension and tuck it safely away,
Open up childhood memories and learn how to play,
Wipe clear all that anger that blinds us from the truth,
Throw out that bitterness that destroys our inner youth.

Let’s remember that we are all just one human race,
That we all share the same world, in this time and place,
Let compassion and truth be our soul’s inner guide,
That confusion and fear, from our love, can never hide.

Let’s give out our humanity and share all our dreams,
Let’s repair the hurt, so it does not split at the seams,
Let’s hold onto harmony when clouds of hate rush by,
And hoist up the flag of love, for love can never die.

© 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.

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


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Through the winter branches (poem)


You can see a long way in winter

Through the winter branches

Through the winter branches flows the winter breeze,
Through the winter branches you can see beyond the trees.
Spring may have the blossom, in summer the trees are green,
Autumn many shades of red, but in winter the hills are seen.

Through the winter branches the sun comes to touch the ground,
Through the winter branches the wind carries every sound.
Spring may have the buds, in summer shadows fall below,
Autumn sways the leaves, but in winter the sky’s on show.

Through the winter months the sun travels low across the sky,
Through the winter months the moon and stars are seen up high.
The winter brings a freedom, a distance clarity for tired eyes,
The frost upon the branches as, on and off, the robin flies.

© Jenny Maryl

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## 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 17th Feb 2019 in poetry, reflection, Seasons, winter

 

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The stones of forgiveness (poem)


 Forgiveness can be found within 

The Stones of Forgiveness

The stones of forgiveness lay within the pool of pain
Each a small piece that can make you whole again
Reach into the pool and find forgiveness within
Release it from the pool and let the healing begin

Hold a stone in your hand so the forgiveness can start
Open up your fingers and release it from your heart
With the freeing of a stone the pool’s becoming clearer
The bottom of ‘complete forgiveness’ now a little nearer

Let every stone be released to where there is the need
Until, from the pool of pain, every stone is freed
The pool becomes calm, its clarity still and true
The peace of ‘complete forgiveness’ now laying within you

© 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.


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The joy of living (poem)


We can bring joy to ourselves and to those around us

The Joy of Living

The joy of living and giving,
Brings a happiness to us all.
To be loving and forgiving,
Helps to heal a wound if we fall.

The joy of caring and sharing,
Brings harmony into our life.
With your own life, be sparing,
And to others, help ease their strife.

The joy of being and seeing,
Lets us know our humanity.
If our inner peace we are freeing,
It will help to bring serenity.

The joy of knowing and showing,
That a better person we are.
Helps the world to keep on growing,
And lets our kindness travel far.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
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## 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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Friends within Strangers (poem)


In a troubled world, we can still make friends

Friends within Strangers

We live in a world that is full of friends,
There are many that we have yet to meet.
Our journey through life has many bends,
And around some we will find one to greet.

A stranger can hide a new friend within,
With a chance to learn about who they are.
From that, your journey as friends can begin,
And, with them, you could travel far.

Every dawn brings to us new light,
To help guide our way into tomorrow,
And a new friend could come into sight,
To bring joy or to ease our sorrow.

Perhaps they need you to help them to walk,
Or maybe they could help your troubled mind.
But if we could just find the time to talk,
Then friends within strangers we could 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* 
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## 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 New Journey (poem)


Starting a new journey in your life 

A new journey

This new journey is just beginning,
Those first steps taken just yesterday.
Upon this new path you are pinning,
Your hopes for finding a better way.

Yesterday’s dreams you have now outgrown,
Tomorrow’s hopes are not really clear.
And in this moment you feel alone,
As you face your nerves and your fear.

But you feel that this path is true,
That it has a sparkle there to find.
That it is leading you to a view,
That matches the new dream in your mind.

Those first steps were not easy to take,
But your courage has shown you the way,
And from that, a new life you can make,
As those new dreams become real today.

© 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* 
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## 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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The gift of a smile (poem)


The gift of a smile

This poem looks at the power that a smile has for making this world a better place and how it can reach out to others when words are hard to find, crossing the barriers of language and culture.

The gift of a smile

A smile can bring forgiveness and a healing to the heart.
A chance to bring a nearness to those who are far apart.
A chance to bridge a divide and for hope to start again,
Love and joy it cannot hide, nor can bitter words remain.

A smile can save a moment, a key to tensions door,
A moving to atonement, a chance to reassure.
It gives a silent greeting to a stranger who’s in need,
Eases stress in a meeting and causes fear to recede.

A smile can bring happiness to those who are feeling low,
Release them from their sadness and help their spirit grow.
Help an injured soul to mend and to heal their pain within,
Brings anger to an end, so a better life can begin.

© 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* 
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## 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 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 **

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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The Candle of Hope (poem)


The Candle of Hope
© Jenny Maryl

Hope within a sparkle of light:

Candle of hope

The candle of hope, a small beacon of light,
One tiny flame that will always burn bright.
So tiny in size, that it is almost not there,
But set it alight and it will spread everywhere.

So small that you feel that it cannot last long,
But throughout all the darkness, it will shine strong.
Through all those shadows of doubt, it will hold fast,
Burning within you until all the doubts pass.

It will still shine strong in your darkest of day,
Bringing you fresh hope and then lighting the way.
Chasing out those fears that are hiding in you,
For the candle of hope will always shine through.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry and enter email.
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## 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 copyright protected. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission.


 Jenny Maryl ~ To Contact me: Contact Jenny Maryl


 
 

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