As Life Went By

You’re like an infant of mine, a distant cloud in the sky,

Always ever present, not able to cry.

You’re like a teen of mine, who somehow learnt to fly.

Always gliding high, and passing her by.


You’re like a child of mine, forever asking me why, why, why.

Always ever present, not able to cry.

You’re like an ex-girl of mine, her first words were a lie.

Always chasing the answer, by using her thighs.


You’re like a friend of mine, who left me high and dry.

Always ever present, not able to cry.

You’re like a Lady of mine, her only instinct was to try.

Always seeking final peace, as life went by.


Ivor Steven.

Artwork: Painted by self, using acrylics, 1967.

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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.

18 thoughts on “As Life Went By”

    1. Thank you, Always, I’m glad you commented on the warmth, as Ivor was playing with words again…… If you read “You’re” which is on every second line, as, “Life Is”, it gives the poem a new feel, and I suppose I wanted to create both a personal touch as well as a worldly statement…… but sometimes I confuse myself, hehe, I should stop thinking too much…..xx

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      1. You should! It unnecessarily pains your brain. Your poems are fab. No need to overthink at all


  1. Oh wow thats really neat! It works so well! I honestly really like that even with a switch of words it works and it gives it anothet meaning! Also I just saw that you painted that picture, that’s really cool!

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  2. Whaaaat? You painted that amazing abstract art?? I LOVE it! Please paint more.

    Your excellent reflective poem reminds me of how relationships can be confusing, and when they’re over, we’re left with the wonderment of why we do the things we do.

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