Hi dear readers and followers. I’ve now been blogging here for a YEAR. Time flies, before my eyes. To celebrate the occasion, I’m reposting “Shrines”, the poem I posted here a year ago. Thank you to dear Colleen (Chatter Blog ) and Ann (Years Of Living Non-Judgementally ) , the two lovely friends who commented then on my poem, their unfailing encouragement and support, way back then and over the year, are one of the main the reasons I’m still writing here today.

Home is where the welcome mat is my word
Where my music can always be heard
Home is where my garden flowers blossom
Where the bower birds sing their anthem
Home is where you can call me anytime
Where my long highway ends at the stop sign
Home is where I want to hold your hand
Where I can draw a line in the sand
Home is where I need to lay in my bed
Where I can rest my weary head
Home is where my verandah shelters me and the dog
Where the walls keep out my oncoming fog
Home is where the moonshine shuffles into sunshine
Where my new days morph into shrines



Ivor Steven (c)  2018

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

13 thoughts on “Shrines”

  1. Where your new days morph into shrines. I never thought of a day as a chance to remember and honor someone, and make it a shrine. This is beautiful Ivor. Thank you for pointing me towards it.


    1. Thank you dear Deb for reading this older poem of mine… I wrote the words just after I had moved(3 years ago) into my new home (here), and feeling comfortable in my ‘home’, but also alone ….xx

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