Hide And Seek

You hid behind your veil

Your Athena’s shield

I sought a way in

The doorway was sealed

Your thighs were closed

Love was asleep

I left you my heart

It was yours to keep

You buried our past

That was a crying shame

I soothed with words

You weren’t to blame

Those secret wounds

So mysterious to view

You’d years of pain

So plain to see

I knew your regrets

You were as humble as could be

Clamping your thoughts

Ensuring you were secure

I levered the latches

So hidden and obscure

You’d closed every avenue


Now, you’re not so sure of this

As you return my glances

Silently wishing for a kiss


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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.

45 thoughts on “Hide And Seek”

      1. Very slowly I’m afraid. Pain woke me up a bit ago. It’s only 1:50 AM here 😒 It seems it will take longer than I had hoped for, but I won’t give up. Thank you for asking.


  1. Giggle …
    β€œYour thighs were closed,
    Love was asleep.”
    That was an interesting visual.
    Nicely done. : )


    1. Still hopeful, she’s had her troubles, a bit similar to you Jane, has a 42 year-old son at home, who’s been affected by drugs and now suffering psychosis. And marriages and relationships haven’t been kind to her, but she has a kind soul, she was a health carer for my Carole years ago, before Carole passed and we rmained in contact, but the last year and a bit we’ve been catching up more often,…… we’ve been good friends, maybe the little greeting kisses are feeling warmer …..

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      1. Here’s a weird thing; from the first moment I read about her, I felt a connection. I intuited the things you’ve told me, except I never guessed that she’d been your wife’s carer. This sounds crazy, but I felt involved with her difficulties and your hopes x

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      2. Not crazy, but a huge coincidence, as I wrote the poem before I’d met you here on WP. Maybe these nice connections are meant to be β™‘β™‘. I’m happy my words conveyed that feeling for you, and such an amazing parallelism that’s happened here …

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      3. I suppose you can understand the bond of friendship that I’ve developed with her, and our genuine mutual respect for each other, in our commitments as carers. Maybe there’ll be a happy ending to this story. ……

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      4. Few of us need more than two hands to count our true friends… unless we include those we meet on WP. I accept that some of these friendships may be transitory, but they are no less real for all that.. I’ll never forget how the support of the WP community supported me with their prayers and heartfelt messages. They gave me hope, which saved my family.

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      5. Um – I got the headline “Canadiens’ offence explodes in 8-3 rout of Ottawa Senators”
        Somehow I don’t think that’s what you were trying to show me… πŸ™‚
        My French is useless. Comprendez vous?
        OK, so I know those two words, but that’s pretty much it. πŸ˜‰


      6. Scroll down to Arts, in the magazine, and Click on the Heading, ADISQ gala testament to wealth of talent in Quebec music scene… Then play a video clip the first video clip, with the presenter standing by himself, sorry lots of instructions. hope you get there…xx

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      7. Thank you Ivor. Thank you. If it wasn’t for you I’d have missed it. I’m writing though tears. I didn’t understand much of the French, but I recognised the respect, and the love. That man was the greatest lyricist who ever lived, and although he was never proclaimed poet laureate, to me that is what he has always, and will always, be.
        It’s the second time today – I cried when I read the inscription he wrote to Marianne, following her death. He was right when he said he thought he would follow her soon. Only three months later, he was gone.
        Love to you for sending this gift xx

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      8. My absolute pleasure, I’m so happy you were able to follow my instructions, and I new you’d love the video, and of course I cried too, I found it beautiful especially when the audience starteded singing , oh wow… and I’ve read that letter to Marianne, and, Oh wow again, our man Leonard was a true poet, and Of course I’m playing his music non-stop at the moment,….. and heaps of tears, but there all “Liquid Joy” xx

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      9. Same here – After months of not being able to deal with the pain I felt when I hear his voice, I can’t stop listening to him, but even now some of the tears are grief over his death… I thought I was over it, but I’m not. It sounds so silly…

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    1. Hi Sheldon, I think I’m finally on the improve, and able to manage my pain levels betterer, acupuncture seems to be helping. Thanks Sheldon, and I’ve been following you writings, and you sound like you’re coping betterer too. Always nice to hear from you my friend.


  2. what a poignant poem about hope and also the song is unique! I like it very much, even if it is so “disappointing” and almost reproachful of pain. Because I think it’s often just your own thoughts that you believe that the other does not care. Particularly devastating in the song were “all this years, they were here first”. What an painful idea for years to have such thoughts!

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    1. Thankyou for reading and such a wonderful comment about my poem. As for the song, I’m with you, I found the lyrics disappointing too. It happened to be the only song I could find called Hide And Seek 😊

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