Loneliness, is watering your garden vegetables

And having no-one by your side to watch them grow

Loneliness, is playing your favourite sad song

And having no-one listening to you singing out of tune

Loneliness, is viewing your family photo album

And having no-one to share your private memories with

Loneliness, is being home sick, oh so very sick

And having no-one to tend to your aches and selfish moans

Loneliness, is awakening to the crisp morning dew

And having no-one to feel the warmth of your heart at sunrise

Loneliness, is walking a sandy beach until the tide comes in

And having no-one to hold when the ocean finally covers you

Loneliness, is lying upon your empty bed

And having no-one, having no-one here at all


Ivor Steven (c)Β  2017

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Neil Robinson, Geelong, 2017.


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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.

59 thoughts on “Loneliness”

      1. I understand. Keep writing away. Reflection is a great muse.

        This is a beautiful artist I like to listen to, read and write.

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  1. Loneliness is like a mysterious figurine that creeps upon you when you barely realise that certain things have changed, may be for good. But, the best part is that it has an antidote…a little love, a little care!!!
    I hope you reach to that vial of antidote and dispel that sad cloud of gloom 😊😊

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    1. Thanks Colleen, personally I’m fine, Unfortunately I received some sad news this morning, and I’m quite a sensitive soul, and I tend to react accordingly…….


      1. I wouldn’t expect anything different from you Ivor. I’m sorry for your sad news. I hope you are taking care of yourself. But yes, news of any kinds, heightens our emotions (sad, bad, happy, exciting…) Be good to you today.

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    1. Thanks Sue, and I do write unabridged from my heart, and sometimes about times gone by, and that helps me soothe my soul and release some of the guilt that I occasionally reflect upon… Haha, and sometimes I ramble on too much, but I think chatting is a good thing for me. Whoops, Time for Lily’s walk. Chat again soon. ..

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  2. As you can see I went through the comments first and decided that they said all I could say. And remember — loneliness only comes with loss…if you never loved you never would have reflections into loss. We are all much better for our wins and our losses….at least we can say we FEEL.

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  3. Well my heart broke into multiple pieces reading this so I can’t fathom where yours must have been. As tough as I think I can be (**I think my brain likes to tell myself that I’m tough, but the rest of me does a collective eye roll at that), I can’t imagine losing someone after caring for them for so very long. My hearts hurts for you. I hope that she sends you little winks letting you know that she is still with you. But even then I know that it’s not the same. Not at all. This was a truly beautiful post. Joanna

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    1. Hi Joanna, thankyou for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, I’m from Geelong, Australia. I’ve looked at your site, not sure what you’re about yet.😐, but I shall follow you . Cheers. Ivor

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      1. That’s ok – I’m not sure what I’m about yet either! πŸ˜‰ It’s a bit a a mixed bag depending on if I’m gliding upwards or just holding on for dear life. Your posts are beautiful though. I love the way you share with such raw honesty. Blessings to you and your healing heart.

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      2. Lily is adorable!!! I have a Lily as well. Well technically I have a Lilly, and she is a big sheepdog. Gotta love the puppies. They are little furry gifts. ❀️

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      3. I’m glad you’ve read a few more of my poems, my writings vary quite a lot, haha, “My Dragon Trilogy” is nearly one for the kids, maybe over 10…….


    1. Thankyou, I’m pleased you enjoyed mt words. I shall read some of your posts sometime laterer, it’s past 1.00am here, and my bones are in bed ready for a sleep.


  4. Such a heartfelt and vulnerable piece, beautiful in its melancholy. And I think every single person in the world has at some point felt some, if not all, of what you are describing here. Loneliness is a part of life, and perhaps the longing we find in it can also be beautiful in its purity and vulnerability.

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