Singing A Song For You

My old record turntable’s on

The band’s playing our song

Music’s quietly echoing our beat

Ballads of love, humming so sweet

Cannot remember the last time I sang for you

Sat down together and talked life through

Soft and sad words, like hymns in tune

Strumming on an angels harp under a half-moon

Singing our lyrics of our eternal love, so true

It’s so long since celestial sounds covered you

With lyrics of our eternal love, so true

Years ago when our love was new

Laying upon fresh grass, bodies entwined upon morning dew.


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.

59 thoughts on “Singing A Song For You”

    1. Bobby Darin was a beatiful singer, and version of “Once Upon A Time” was “Our” song, and the inspiration behind my poem this morning.. Thank you for feeling the heart beat. xx

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    1. Thank you Gina for your lovely words, my poem’s a bit of a mixture, whoops, time to turn the chops on the barbecue, having dinner now, I’ll explain poem soon πŸ˜†


      1. I was going to explain my poems a mixture. I was listening to “Once Upon A Time” on YouTube, and reading through a few of my older poems, and came across Singing A Song For You, which I wrote about 10 years ago and Carole was still with me. With the music playing and reading a poem I’d actually forgotten about, I was inspired to rewrite my poem. Ended up using half the words of the old one and basically renewed the whole layout/format and the result was quite a pleasing flowing piece, without losing what the original was all about. 😊 I’ll send you the original via your email, and you’ll see what I mean πŸ˜†

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      2. that happens when an old poem means so much but feelings are different after a time not less intense but encompassing new horizons. I love how it evolved. I will read your email once I have settled down. my turn at the stove now, chicken katsu tonight with buttered corn.

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    1. Sorry about that, the song makes me cry too. But I’m glad you liked my poem. 😊….. I was chatting with a reader late last year, and she said the poem she read of mine made her cry, and my reply was, “Of course you’ll be crying when you read it, I cried rivers of tears while I was writing it”

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      1. That … and Its A wonderful world. My son picked Wonderful World for his wedding mother/son song and I balled the whole time. You know how to hit the right chord when you write. I love it. I can’t write emotional poetry because I’d never stop crying! πŸ’™

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