A Crack In The Wall

Another re-post, originally from June 9th, and I’d been blogging for only two days, and the poem had only received two likes, and now most of my current readers would not have viewed this poem yet, so this seems an appropriate time to re-present the verse.

A Crack In The Wall


Placing yesteryear’s photos,

In that bygone album.

Cutting window holes,

In today’s front door.

Pasting forgotten memories,

In the bible, so forlorn.

Packing tomorrows cases,

Full of dusty dreams.

Clutching torn curtains,

Darkened to the outside world.

Passing a crumbling brick wall,

Weakened by the original fall.


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.

12 thoughts on “A Crack In The Wall”

  1. This poem speaks to me about transitions. They are a consistent part of being alive. My favorite line is, “Cutting window holes, In today’s front door.” – It makes me think of boldly making a new path forward.

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  2. It takes courage to start a new adventure. We all fall during certain points in our lives, and I’m glad to have met you on WP; someone who isn’t afraid to get back on his feet. Your poems are always full of honesty and imagery. I get little glimpses of you in every poem. Rock on, dear friend. xo

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