Red White And Blue

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I’m leaving the party

My friends have all gone

Standing alone

Holding an empty wine

Maybe it was red

I’m thinking a white

Stains on my shirt

A lipstick collar too

Cannot remember who

Blurry visions of

Red White and Blue

Time to shoot through

Before the morning dew

Pick-up my jacket and shoes

Tip toe out

Quiet as a mouse

Head for my house

If where, I only knew

And it’ll be the ‘Hour’ soon

To sing a psalm or two

And openly confess

My personal mess

There! Kneeling on the pew

I’m remembering who

She’s wearing last nights dress

Red White and Blue


A special mention to “Mel Gutier” and “Ward Clever”, for keeping me awake until 3.00am last night, and inspiring me to write these words. Also to Leonard Cohen’s song “Leaving The Table”


Ivor Steven (c)

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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.

41 thoughts on “Red White And Blue”

      1. Haha, have been known to show up with my sleeping-bag, “”Is it alright if I stay, I’ll be as quiet as a mouse””, hmmm, did you ever see that picture, “The Mouse That Roared” !!

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  1. never mix the red and the white, you will get an awful fright! sounds like you boys had a lovely chat, there are times in a day when the inspiration just never ends doesn’t it. reading the funny side of you here Ivor and liking it.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and I really appreciate your reblogging of my poem. Thanks for following my blog/website, hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, I’m from Geelong, Australia, Cheers, Ivor ๐ŸŒ


      1. We thought they’d never end…

        It has rarely bothered me
        but now I feel mortality
        slowly creeping up on me
        showing me reality.

        Need to do something. Not sure whether to drink this bottle of wine or go and see my eldest daughter ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Oh Dear Mel, thankyou for commenting on these posts of mine, and I’m so glad you enjoyed and were amazed and touched by my words. And you dancing like a ballerina, I’d like to see that… scom xx

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