One Day Soon

Tonight life is different

I can still smell her scent

She’s gone

They’re all gone

Carole’s Dad

Carole’s Mum

My Dad

My Mum

My Carole

My Girl.


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.

18 thoughts on “One Day Soon”

  1. You take your time with this, Ivor. Take it easy and look after yourself with even the little things like good food and relaxing watching things you know will make you smile. 💖

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    1. Thankyou Arbie, you’re so thoughtful and kind. It’s going to be a tough week, Carole’s dad passed away yesterday afternoon as well !! But I’ll be ok, I’ve got Carole’s family to think of now. ♡♡


  2. You already know that over time, grief and sadness ease and for a while it did didn’t it? Your new friend helped make it happen, but when she left the focus of your grief and I suspect guilt, once again became your wife. It was always there, just under the surface it never really went away.

    It might help to see someone, a counsellor perhaps. And could I suggest you find some happier areas for your subject area, either to write your poetry, or simply to sit and reflect on the here and now.
    Thinking about you Ivor 🙂

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    1. Thankyou Sue for lovely concern, you’ve my situation very well. I’m ok.😊, it was all quite overwhelming, as Carole’s dad passed away yesterday afternoon as I was digging Lily’s little grave. So now I’ve Carole’s family to think of and big family funeral sometime next week. And thus the little heartfelt poem, … xx

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      1. Oh my dear Ivor, I am so sorry to hear this sad news, how awful for you and I didn’t realise you’d lost Lily too. May they both rest in peace.

        I must check my notification settings I think I’m missing out on some of your posts.

        Take care Ivor, I am thinking about you.

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