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The awareness of everything (poem)

Seeing all and being you

The awareness of everything

The awareness of who you are within,
That person you live with every day.
That with you, today’s adventures begin,
That with you, the path of life shows the way.

The awareness of those all around you,
Of the strangers and the friends you will meet.
Of the joy and sadness others go through,
As you pass them by, walking down life’s street.

The awareness of the world where you live,
That sustains you from birth until death calls.
That as well as taking, you learn to give,
That you should help the world up, when it falls.

The awareness of everything there,
Inside, outside, and the world all around.
That it’s up to you to become aware,
To understand and let kindness be found.

The awareness that the future is you,
That in every action, changes start.
Let your awareness guide your own life’s view,
Then towards a better world, play your part.

© Jenny Maryl

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 15th Jan 2022 in humanity, reflection

 

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The promise of a New Year (poem)

A new year has arrived

The promise of a New Year

The promise of a New Year,
The promise of hope is near,
As the path into your future begins anew,
The promise of a fresh start,
The promise of a new part,
Where your role in life seeks out a different view.

A chance to let go the old,
A chance to clear out the cold,
To turn and seek a new life towards the light.
A chance to let sadness end,
A chance to become a friend,
To reach out to strangers who come into your sight.

Your life can turn a new page,
Step out of histories cage,
Open the door and see the dawn of a new day.
Place your feet on life’s new track,
Shake off the past from your back,
And let the promise of a new year guide your way.

© Jenny Maryl

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

 
 

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It is Christmas Day (poem)

Christmas Day is here

It is Christmas Day

It is Christmas Day and Father Christmas has been,
Just by the bed a Christmas stocking can be seen.
Within it there are sweets, plus some toys they can play,
Such a wonderful beginning to Christmas Day.

The turkey’s in the oven, cooking nice and slow,
With lots more food prepared, it’s all ready to go.
Such a feast set before us, upon the table,
There is so much food to eat, will I be able?

In the Afternoon, more family come around,
Then, under the Christmas tree, more presents are found!
Keenly they are unwrapped, happiness is let out,
Joyfulness and laughter is floating all about.

Games are played round the table, Toys are on the floor,
A blue racing car comes whizzing through the hall door.
The teddy bears have been put to bed on the chairs
Except for one that is found sitting on the stairs.

Evening brings a calmness, time to just sit around,
After such a busy day, peacefulness is found.
The children are ready for their beds once again,
Christmas Day departs, but the memories remain.

© Jenny Maryl

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

 
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Posted by on 25th Dec 2021 in Christmas, humanity, reflection

 

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The gift of giving at Christmas (poem)

There is so much you can give at Christmas

The gift of giving at Christmas

The gifts sit upon the table awaiting my attention,
With wrapping paper and red ribbon scattered everywhere.
Checking my Christmas lists, has everyone had a mention?
I am pretty certain there is no one missing off of there.
There are the ones for the family, with those I shall begin,
Then comes the one for the friends that I have met along the way.
A couple of hours later and I’m beginning to win.
Not long now until they will all be ready for Christmas Day.

At last! They are wrapped and stacked, but it isn’t over yet,
(I shall just have a short break and grab something nice to eat)
For I have a special heap that’s meant for those that we forget,
For charities to share with lonely strangers I’ll never meet
These presents are quite simple, nothing grand or overstated,
But it will give Christmas to a person who’s alone somewhere.
Christmas brings the gift of giving, a day to be celebrated,
Christmas brings the gift of letting the world know that you care.

© Jenny Maryl
(I organise a free Christmas Day meal for those on their own)

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

 
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Posted by on 18th Dec 2021 in Christmas, humanity, reflection

 

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The light beyond the storm of sadness (poem)

Light will return to our lives

The light beyond the storm of sadness

Beyond the horizon a light will be found,
For this darkness cannot endure forever.
There may be no light just here, looking around,
But it will come, like a change in the weather.

There is no rainstorm that can last a lifetime,
Beyond the storms far horizon, light prevails.
Eventually the bells for clear skies, will chime,
All we need to do is to endure all the gales.

I can see no light there yet for tomorrow,
But I can remember it lived in my past.
So there will be an end to all this dark sorrow,
For it tells me that this darkness cannot last.

So how do we survive this darkness just here?
How can we believe there will be light once more?
Can we make this storm of sadness disappear?
Can we make the world the way it was before?

There is no going back, so let’s just turn around,
Let’s look forward, and with this darkness endure.
Within ourselves, an inner light can be found,
With each other, we can look for a cure.

This darkness will end, but what will we all find?
If we do nothing then the storm would have won.
But if we can reach out and work with one mind,
Then a better world will be seen with the sun.

© Jenny Maryl

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

 
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Posted by on 27th Nov 2021 in humanity, reflection

 

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Sweet love remembered (poem)

You are still with me

Sweet love remembered

The sun once rose upon us, so clear and bright,
A new dawn arrived, from life’s darkness came light.
Love was born, growing so deeply from within,
A world full of promise where our love would win.

Time spent together in the warmth of the sun,
Although if it did rain, life could still be fun.
A coffee that was shared just between us two,
A moment in time just there for me and you.

Laughter and joy we would find every day,
If some tears appeared, they soon faded away.
Walking barefoot together on the seashore,
Memories captured, and stored forever more.

Alas the sunset came and you had to go,
But although you are gone, your love I still know.
Sweet love remembered, kept safely in my heart,
Always a part of me, never to depart.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email.
Go to my Poem Index to find many more (60+) 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 warmly 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


 
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Posted by on 13th Nov 2021 in emotion, heart, love, mourning, reflection

 

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We are the Earths Guardians (poem)

The Earth is in our care

We are the Earths guardians

There is just one Earth, a world where we all live,
A beautiful place that has so much to give.
A spinning rock of life going round the sun,
And across its lands, wild animals run.
Within its oceans, the fish go swimming by,
Above its oceans, the albatrosses fly.

Among the creatures on this beautiful place,
There is one that calls itself the human race.
Unique upon this earth, free to move around,
In every part of the Earth, we are found.
Every sea we have crossed to lands anew,
Every continent we have travelled through.

We can touch every creature, learn their way,
Understand their lives and watch their young play.
We can change the landscape, change all that we see,
Only humankind has this ability.
We are the Earth’s guardians, to love and care,
To look after this world that all creatures share.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email.
Go to my Poem Index to find many more (60+) 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 warmly 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


 
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Posted by on 30th Oct 2021 in emotion, humanity, reflection, spiritual

 

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I do not have to be the best (poem)

There’s nothing wrong with just being yourself

I do not have to be the best

Must I be the best? Can I not just rest?
What is wrong with this life I have now found?
I could climb higher, become a flyer,
But I like having my feet on the ground.

Must I run ahead? Jump out of my bed,
Every morning, must I start life fast?
If I stand behind, more peace I might find,
Perhaps a tranquil moment that will last.

I see a bright light, filling up my sight,
Saying to me ‘here fame and glory be.’
But all that I find, is that I am blind,
And life’s beauty I can no longer see.

I quite like my life, there’s not too much strife,
I have enough to be content right here.
For here I can smile, and rest for a while
Going slow to let contentment stay near.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email.
Go to my Poem Index to find many more (60+) 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 warmly 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


 
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Posted by on 27th Oct 2021 in Anti depression, reflection

 

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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

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email.
Go to my Poem Index to find many more (70+) 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 warmly 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


 

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A perfect moment (poem)

Contentment just for a moment

A perfect moment

A perfect moment is surrounding me,
A moment of peace and of harmony,
Though I could not say just why this should be,
There is just something here, setting me free.

Just now within this moment I belong,
It could be that I am singing a song,
Or maybe outside, just strolling along,
Whatever it may be, I now feel strong.

A perfect moment, a sense of pure calm,
There’s no need to worry, there’s no alarm.
Happiness is resting within my palm,
The breeze of blissfulness brushing my arm.

I shall cherish this moment while it is here,
Relish this contentment, holding it near.
But I will let it go, let it disappear,
For I know more perfect moments will appear.

© Jenny Maryl

To automatically receive my Blogs, select ‘Follow Jenny Maryl Poetry then enter your email.
Go to my Poem Index to find many more (70+) 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 warmly 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


 
 

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