Trust Going To Dust

My faith in humanity

Is wearing thin

Like the Arctic icecap.

My generousity

Backflipped by tricks,

Like an acrobat’s fall.

My naiveness exposed,

Like a pricked condom.

My smile erased,

Like Trump’s first promise.

My kindness stolen,

By camels, across the desert.

And a trusting spirit broken,

By a few faceless ghouls.


By: Ivor Steven

Featured Image:  A copy of the cover of the book “Melpomene”, Edited by Gwendolyn Taunton, Containing works both old and new, Melpomene offers a prime selection of literature on the melancholic side of existence, the transformational beauty of the esoteric, occult secrets hidden in verse, sorrow, doom and the inevitable grasp of death.

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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.

51 thoughts on “Trust Going To Dust”

      1. Well, my darling Ivor, please take that poison pen and let us know which poem you’d like featured on SMM. If Trust Going to Dust is what you’d like, that’s fine, too. It’s extremely well written; even in spite. lol

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      2. I’ve written one called burning “Burning The Fears” I’ll email it on soon, and also I’m posting on my site soon, again some great artwork by Philadelphian niece Kerry.. Maybe suitable for your halloween comp.


  1. Yet there are beautiful souls out there who defy your anger and whose kindness will restaure your faith in humanity in time. I try to remember the acts of kind souls, whenever I am faced with such hateful soulless “faceless ghouls”.

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    1. Hi Ortensia, thankyou for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, and I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, I’m from Geelong, Australia. Cheers. Ivor. And so good of you to take the time to read several of my poems already.

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