Let Her Be

It wasn’t that much of a task,

To be with me.

It wasn’t too much to ask,

To let her be.

What’s it like, to be that past lover.

What’s it like, to be a distant mother.

What’s it like, to have no real cover.

What’s it like, to have a body of another.

It wasn’t too much to ask,

To let her be.

What’s it like, to be about and free.

What’s it like, to be a fish in the sea.

What’s it like, to be a queen bee.

What’s it like, to smile with glee.

Please set her free,

And give her back to me.

Let her be,

And set her free.


Ivor Steven.

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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.

58 thoughts on “Let Her Be”

    1. Probably about 10 years ago, but I never dated my poems, and struggled to keep them in any sort of order. I didn’t think them important, just words handwritten as a physical and mental release.

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      1. I never titled anything I wrote until I started blogging. But for some reason, as a very young child, I started dating everything I wrote. I never called it ‘poetry’. I may tag things I write as poetry on my blog, but I still don’t consider it poetry in my head when I’m writing .

        And I understand the release writing gives.

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    1. Thanks Karen, a lot of my poems tend to be rhythmical, I’m thoroughly influenced by singer songwriters, their words and music, which are continuously resonating through my little abode. Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, John Lennon, Paul Simon, David Francey, Sean Rowe, Australians Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, Xavier Rudd and of course the sublime Leonard Cohen, and so many more. I suppose I nearly write along to their tunes, ….

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    1. Thankyou so much for your Nomination, however, I’m unsure about how to proceed with these awards, and maybe a bit uncomfortable with receiving awards at this stage of my life. But I sincerely appreciate your very kind consideration of my Blog site.

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      1. Whoops, has helped me reignite myself after suffering a Stroke 17 years ago. And thankyou so very much for following my website, hope you’ll enjoy my words. Cheers from “Ivor” here in Geelong, Australia.

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    1. Whoops again, not good on these little ohone keypad things. Anyhow I was gunna say,, since the last time I spoke to a psychologist, 4 years ago, and she was of enormous benefit to me at that stage of my life. …ta

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      1. hahaha…again a translation problem…with “tune” you mean a comment about the content, no? “tune” was translated for me as song/ musik….I think also not a bad idea, as I saw there are millions of songs “let her go” and I found not one with “let her be”!


      2. really? But this one is not sad! The end sounds very positive…and if it ends good, everything sad before, was worth to burden…


    1. Thankyou, ah, nice to be called a beautiful poet, hopefully more about my poems, than looks. I’m pleased you liked “Let Her Be” a personally emotional writing for me, that’s been tucked away. ….

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      1. Trust me, I’ve searched for your best works and have absolutely loved it. I’m a huge bookworm and a teenager, so I love it ❀

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      2. There’s a few blog sites I’ll thoroughly recommend to you to have a look at, mainly because they’re all so very diverse and different. Yellingrosa, chatter blog, O at the edges, and sheldonk2014.

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  1. a wonderful poetry about love, ivor! Taking is also giving. In order to experience great happiness, pain must also be accepted. I think it’s wonderful how positive this poem is … finally charming … “What’s it like, to be about and free.
    / A fish in the sea / a queen bee to smile with glee …. “…with this, you got me!

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