Harvey Dan

He was an old school man.

Strong and tough

Big and rough

Kind and gentle

He was as soft as Teddy Bear

Hard and loyal

Friendly and fair

Generous and loving

He was a working class man..

Carole’s Dad’s funeral today, and it was truly a fitting tribute to a community minded man



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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.

33 thoughts on “Harvey Dan”

      1. I’m glad for you that it was a lovely sending off. I completely hear you about Carole. I hope you did something loving for yourself last night and today.
        I’m away at the moment and I’m renovating a caravan. Never had so much paint on my body and face in my life. I stink of turps πŸ™„πŸ˜©

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      2. I’m still going. Sealing the last panels of this hideous caravan laminate that has parts that has gotten moisture in it so the chipboard is swollen and flaking. I’m dying. Why did I invite someone here next weekend. Whhhhhhhy


      3. Thanks. He has such a character defining voice and you can’t beat her talent. I’m off to bed though. I think I’m high from the fumes πŸ™„ Paint anonymous next.

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    1. Thankyou Jac, so kind of you. And thank you for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, and I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and I’m from Geelong, Australia. And I’m always interested in how you came upon my blog site. Cheers. Ivor


    1. Yes it was a wonderful and fitting tribute to honour a great man, who worked tirelessly for the workers and the underprivileged in our community , even had a member of Parliament, give an eulogy.

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  1. It is always so difficult to say goodbye. Writing a poem is a way to hold this dear fellow and share him others. Nicely done.
    Thanks for reminding me that those I love may not be there tomorrow and to hug them today.

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