My Door’s Firmly Shut

Early Sunday morning

At my desk

Writing in pencil

The inks frozen

No joke Kelvin

Send the firewood

Light up my heart

With soulful words

Give my fingers a start

Knuckles are throbbing

An arthritic chill

My dog’s coughing

Poor little Lily

She feels it too

Ah, not to worry

A sombre smile

A sun-ray

Shining through

Thawing my will

Freeing my quill


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.

36 thoughts on “My Door’s Firmly Shut”

      1. I’m not really into awards, I find them a bit daunting and I feel uncomfortable with them. I’m more than happy for friends to read my humble writings, and accept any comments that may come my way. Thankyou so very much for thinking of me, and I feel very honoured, xx


  1. Ivor – I check my reader, but since you’re on the other side of the world, I sometimes don’t catch your posts right away. I look forward to them. Your poem, Changing Things Around,” was another excellent one. It seems that you can change physical things in your life, but the good and wonderful memories our always there -unchangeable. I also liked, My Doors Firmly Shut.” Maybe you can write one for me called, I’m Sweating my Butt Off.” I could send you some heat if you need it.

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    1. Thank you Robert, for your kind words, and also thanks for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and I’m from Geelong, Australia. Cheers. Ivor

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    1. Oh by the way, I would really appreciate you picking out some of my poems that are your favourites, I need help in selecting about 6 of my poems for submissions to the annual Geelong Writers Anthology, hopefully I might be lucky enough to get a couple published.

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